Writer & Director: LIEW SENG TAT
Liew Seng Tat emerged as a young filmmaker with a unique comedic voice soon after he graduated from the Multimedia University Malaysia, where he majored in 3D animation. His 2007 debut feature Flower in the Pocket swept multiple awards and prizes in numerous international film festivals including Busan, Rotterdam, Fribourg, Deauville and Pesaro. In 2008, he was selected to participate at the Festival de Cannes Director’s Residence – Cinefondation. He also participated in the 2010 Torino Film Lab and the 2011 Sundance Screenwriters Lab with his second feature film Men Who Save The World (formerly known as In What City Does It Live?). He founded Everything Films in 2010 and is actively involved in the Malaysian independent film industry, working as a director and producer.
Director of Photography: TEOH GAY HIAN
Teoh who was born in Muar, Johor, Malaysia, is no stranger to the film industry. He was educated in National Taiwan Academy of Arts and later Northern School of Film and Television in England. He then started shooting documentaries and numerous short films. He eventually lensed “Monk Dawson”, an English film praised by a renowned film magazine Sight and Sound for its captivating camerawork. He returned to Malaysia in the mid-nineties and started working on TV commercials. But Teoh’s calling is long-form works. He was then hired to work on feature-length films like Spinning Gasing, Mimpi Moon, Perempuan Melayu Terakhir, Embun, and Paloh. Spinning Gasing won the Slamdunk Film Festival award for best cinematography while the others have packed similar awards in Malaysia. His vast shooting credits include Soegija and Opera Jawa directed by Garin Nugroho and Ho Yuhang’s At the End of Daybreak and Rain Dogs.
Editor: PATRICK MINKS
Patrick Minks studied Drama and Film at the University of Amsterdam before he switched to the Dutch Film Academy where he graduated as a film editor in 1992. He worked as a film critic for the Dutch film magazine Skrien in the 1990s, before concentrating on film editing and writing/directing. As a film editor he worked with acclaimed directors such as Heddy Honigmann, Jos de Putter, John Appel, Eugenie Jansen, Hany Abu-Assad, Walter Stokman and Masha Novikova.
Films that he has edited includes Sweet Smoke Of The Fatherland by Masha Novikova (nomination Best Feature Documentary at Dutch Film Festival 2011), Scena del Crimine by Walter Stokman (world premiere International Venice Film Festival 2010 (Venice Days) Art Competition Jury Prize Docudays Kiev, Ukraine 2010, Dutch contribution Prix d’Italia 2012), In Memoriam Litvinenko by Jos de Putter (2007, Chicago Doc President’s Award Hot Docs International Film Festival) 2001 and Good Husband, Dear Son by Heddy Honigmann (nomination Best European Documentary 2001).
In 2008 he produced, directed and edited the short film Final. It premiered at the Dutch Film Festival that year and was shown at Newport International Film Festival and broadcast by Culture Unplugged in the US, Propeller TV in the UK, and is currently shown on the Shorts TV Channel in the US and Europe. He co-wrote the screenplay for Eugenie Jansens third feature film Above Us All that premiered at the Berlinale 2014.
Production Designer: TUNKU TOMMY MANSUR
Tommy Mansur is a renowned production designer, costume designer and art director in Malaysia. Over the years, Tommy has worked with the most prestigious international and local productions such as Anna & The King, Vikingdom, Spinning Gasing, Hanyut, The Biggest Contender Asia just to name a few. Tommy has also directed TV commercials, children TV series and music videos. He is an avid painter and has exhibited at several solo and group exhibitions.
Original Music: LUKA KUNCEVIC
Luka was born in Dubrovnik, Croatia in 1973. He has over 20 years of experience in composing music for films, theatre, TV series and documentaries. His theatrical highlights include classics such as Chekhov, Brecht, E.A. Poe, Goethe, Molière, Hampton, Durrenmatt, Vojnovic, Hubner, Cervantes,Eshil, Sophokles and Euripides. He holds a Master’s Degree in Composing for New Media from LCM, Thames Valley University, London.
Since joining Imaginex Studios as a Creative/Music Director in 2006, Luka has scored various projects including Saladin the Animated Series (International Emmy Nominee), Dukun by Dain Said, War of the Worlds Goliath 3D by Joe Pearson, produced by Kevin Eastman (Best 3D movie awards at LA 3D Festival and Boston Sci- Fi Festival, official selection at Sitges and Sci-Fi London Film Festival), Amir & Loqman Pergi ke Laut by Mamat Khalid and Liew Seng Tat’s Lelaki Harapan Dunia.
Luka has also composed music and designed sound for numerous high-profile TV commercials. At the New York Festivals – World’s Best TV & Film he recently won 2014 Finalist Award for Original Music and Silver World Medal for Best Soundtrack/Audio Mix for the Fear Factor Celebrity Malaysia programme.