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Mentors for Cineodeon 2008

Nicholas Chee

Award-winning photo artist/filmmaker Nicholas Chee has been in the forefront of Digital Imaging and Video. Having being trained in both traditional and digital photography as well as graphic design, he is a graduate of Temasek Design School's Visual Communications program in Singapore. Nicholas Chee is one of the few digital filmmakers who has shot a feature length movie Becoming Royston, entirely on the High Definition workflow.

Nicholas now provides consultation for photographers on digital darkroom and workflow conversion and implementation. He works with leading Digital Imaging and Video vendors to develop workflow solutions for the market. Nicholas also teaches both the Craft and Art of Photography and is a strong advocate of the need for visual literacy. Nicholas is currently pursuing his MA in Photography at the University of the Arts London - London College of Communication and is a founding partner of Originasian Pictures LLP and Sinema.SG.

Dave Chua

Dave Chua is Programming Manager for the Singapore Film Society, a non-profit group dedicated to promoting film as art and entertainment. He is the festival director for Animation Nation, and also put together Cine Singapore, a 6 month long series of Singapore films screened at the National Museum. He currently contributes to The Straits Times as a film reviewer.

Lau Chee Nien

Lau Chee Nien started his film & television career immediately after graduation in 2001. He has directed kids’ dramas, sitcoms, infotainments, documentaries and animation projects. His short film Gong Gong won the best direction award for a short at the 8th Pyongyang Film Festival and an audience award at the 2nd Singapore Shorts Film Festival. He has also produced two feature films - Unarmed Combat (2005) and 18 Grams of Love (2007). His recent project includes a 13-episode Mandarin sitcom Folks Jump Over the Wall.

Olivia Loh-Ing

Olivia Loh-Ing returned to Singapore in April’08 after 14 years abroad. In Los Angeles, she ran her own marketing communications consultancy and was actively involved in non-profit entertainment organizations including Women in Film. She spearheaded several education initiatives to raise the level of Film and Television industry professionals while at the USC Annenberg School, where she also taught media and communication. She continues to pursue her passion in film as the Marketing/Events Director for Sinema Old School and eventually hopes to produce mockumentaries on great Queens of antiquity like WuZeTian and Eleanor of Acquitaine.

Low Beng Kheng

Beng Kheng is the programme manager of the Moving Images segment at The Substation, which is a year round programme dedicated to independent and short films. Established in 1997, Moving Images is known for its diverse and innovative programming focusing on experimental films, shorts and documentaries, nurturing local and Asian filmmakers and connecting them internationally. Its upcoming programmes this year include the regular First Take, happening on the first Monday of every month, the annual Reel Revolution happening in July till August and the annual Asian Film Symposium, happening in September. Other programmes in the year include the biennale Singapore Indie Docu Fest and the Singapore Short Films Festival.

Shaun Oon

Shaun Oon is a recent graduate of the National University of Singapore, graduating with honours in Philosophy and a minor in English Studies. He organised and programmed the University Scholars Programme Film Series in 2007 and at present is looking into putting together the USP Alumni Film Series. In addition, he has also produced and directed a number of short films that were publicly screened. He currently serves as a tutor at NUS. Shaun is an avid cinephile with a special interest in early to mid-twentieth century American film.

Tan Kai Syng

An insatiable tourist-consumer-hoarder, Tan Kai Syng scavenges the surrounding clutter of signs/noise; as a compulsive editor she chews up, re-arranges and re-maps the found fragments into densely-layered works that question our ‘realities’ of the here and now. Be it multimedia installation, single-channel video art, short films, text, ‘live’ cinema or performance, Kai Syng’s work are fiercely personal but always at a critical distant, with an urgency laced with self-reflexivity, inviting multiple levels of reading.

Her works have been shown in more than 40 cities (Biennale of Sydney 2006; ICA London 2005; House of World Cultures 2005, Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival 2001), and won several grants and awards along the way (The Young Artist Award 2007, San Francisco International Film Festival Golden Gates Award New Visions Video 1999; Shell-NAC Arts Scholarship 1994). Kai Syng sees her work as curator and educator as extensions of her creative practice. She presented a programme at the Cinema South Festival 2008 in Sderot, 2km from the Gaza Strip in Israel. In 2010, she will present a programme at the Jaipur International Film Festival in India.

Victric Thng

A filmmaker of verve and invention, Victric creates lyrical stories that revive that precious sense of intimate human interactions and relations. His award winning short films include Locust, Lamentation, Moonly, Bliss, Closer Apart. These short films illustrate his individual original narrative voice that has now become known as his distinctive signature style. His latest short film – The Mole, won the Gold Award in the Panasonic-MDA Digital Film Fiesta 2007.

Besides working on his personal short films, Victric has commissioned a series of audio-visual works for the National Museum of Singapore and was invited to be a Mentor for Reel Revolution by the Substation. He was also invited as Jury for the Macao International Film & Video festival and was also commissioned by the Singapore International Film Festival to create the official trailer for the festival.
 


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