Sufyan Sam’an worked through the ranks in the industry, starting out as a Production Assistant on TVC and film sets. He has directed a web commercial for Audi’s latest A4 series titled Set the Pace and his maiden short film, Child, has won The Viewers’ Choice Award in Cathay Motion Picture Awards 2013. His short film titled, “Unspoken” was awarded The Special Mention Award on MM2 Movie Makers Competition 2015. In 2017, Sufyan won Cine65’s Overall Best Film and Best Direction for his short film, “The Red Packet”.
Ray Pang is a film director, a trainer and an entrepreneur. The 34-year old founded Premise TV, an interactive online platform that streams edgy films to genre-driven audiences and allows filmmakers to raise funds and build a fan base from it.
He represented Singapore in the first World Event Young Artists (WEYA), organised alongside the London 2012 Olympics, a global art & culture event held in Nottingham, UK. He was also the runner up under the Entertainment Category for Yahoo Singapore 9. One of his films, “Closer To Me”, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Louis Vuitton’s second edition Journey Awards (Jury’s awards and People’s Choice award). Ray had the honour of being invited to screen some of his films at the 8th Sapporo Short Fest 2013 under a special program “Asian Typhoon”.
Sabrina Poon (nicknamed Spoon) is a director who always takes a hands-on approach at the start of each project. At age 25, her experience ranges from short films and branded content, to online campaigns and commercials. She graduated from Ngee Ann Polytechnic with a Diploma with Merit in Film, Sound & Video, and has a Bachelor Degree in Professional Communication (RMIT).
She is a recipient of the Cathay Organization Film Prize, Shaw Foundation Silver Medal & Prize and she was also awarded the Akanga Film Asia Prize in scriptwriting. Her works have gone on to screen at the 6th Singapore Indie Documentary Fest, 6th Singapore Short Films, Beijing Film Academy Awards, London The Smalls Film Festival and National Youth Film Awards. One of her recent clinch includes People’s Choice Award in the Shorties Film Festival.
Poh Yan Zhao knew from a young age that he wanted to do nothing else than to be immersed in the visual arts. He began his career in Unilever, working on Dove’s regional accounts. Upon co-founding Little Red Ants Creative Studio, he took on myriad directorial and cinematographic roles for clients, such as Guinness, Lee Hwa, Lazada, Singtel, Nespresso, DBS, and various Government agencies. Yan Zhao approaches every project committed to the idea that, with content being king, the frame is queen.
He is enticed by good visuals, excited by great stories, inspired by Guillermo Del Toro, intrigued by Neil Gaiman and mesmerised by Stan Lee. An eager tourist, he retains a keen interest in travel photography. Yan Zhao drinks too much coffee, watches too many films and talks too fast. Sorted into the Slytherin House, he swears he’s a decent human being.