Research interests: recent developments in filmmaking in Singapore.
Past projects: Singapore Shorts ‘19, the SEA Film Lab (2017) by the Singapore International Film Festival, MeshMinds 2.0: Art x Tech For Good (2019).
Understanding the developments of independent filmmaking in Singapore: 2008–2019
Filmmaking has evolved uniquely in Singapore within a specific geographical, historical and cultural context. In recent years, Singapore’s cinema saw many breakthroughs from independent filmmakers, creating works that received both critical acclaim and commercial success. The thesis will provide an understanding of developments in the independent filmmaking landscape in Singapore from 2008 to 2019. The research will do so by mapping significant milestones that are pertinent to the film industry in Singapore. Findings have revealed that institutional support by the state has been crucial in the development of the industry; the research also seeks to identify how these different sources of support would affect filmmaking locally.
May – Aug 2019
Intern at Asian Film Archive
Nov 2018 – Jan 2019
Artist coordinator for Meshminds 2.0: Art x Tech For Good (2019)
Nov – Dec 2017
Project assistant for SEA Film Lab & Producers’ Network at Singapore International Film Festival 2017