ADITYA ASSARAT BIOGRAPHY

Aditya Assarat is a film director and producer. In 2006 he started the company Pop Pictures to produce his debut feature Wonderful Town. It won the New Currents Award at Pusan and the Tiger Award at Rotterdam. In 2010, he directed his second feature Hi-So which screened at Berlin and Busan. In addition to his own films, Aditya also produced Eternity, the debut feature of Sivaroj Kongsakul, which won the Tiger Award at Rotterdam in 2011 and 36, the debut feature of Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit, which won the New Currents Award at Busan in 2012. In 2013, he was invited to be the directing mentor of the Asian Film Academy (AFA). Finally, Aditya was the recipient of the National Silpatorn Award, given biennially to an individual for contribution to Thai Cinema.


As Producer:


2014 W 2013 Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy
2012 36
2010 Eternity
2010 Hi-So
2007 Wonderful Town



As Director:


2013 Letters from the South
2013 All-Powerful!
2012 Birthday
2010 6 to 6
2010 Hi-So
2009 Phuket
2009 Bangkok Blues
2007 Wonderful Town


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Bianca Balbuena

Philippines


Bianca Balbuena is a 29-year old film Producer who graduated from the University of the Philippines, Film and Audiovisual Communication as Cum Laude (with honours). She is the Co-writer and Associate Director of Engkwentro(Clash), which won Best Film in the Orrizonti Category and Lion of the Future Award during the Venice Film Festival 2009. She has worked as a Writer, Assistant Director, Production Manager and Line Producer for over twenty full-length films, both mainstream and independent, fiction and documentary, for five years before focusing fully on Producing in 2011. As a Producer, she has attended the Produire Au Sud, Rotterdam Producers Lab, Talent Campus Tokyo, Asian Project Market, La Fabrique des Cinemas du Monde in Cannes, EAVE Ties That Bind, Aljazeera Witness Documentary Workshop and Berlinale Talent Project Market where she won the International Relations ARTE Prize. She produced a Lav Diaz short film entitled Prologue to The Great Desaparecido which went to San Sebastian, New York, Sao Paulo, Busan, Oslo, Rotterdam. She is currently producing the feature film version of the short entitled Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis (A Lullaby for the Sorrowful Mystery) which is to be Lav Diaz’s most ambitious and important project to date. Recently, she has produced Pepe Diokno’s Above The Clouds which premiered at the Tokyo International Film Festival and competed at the Singapore International Film Festival together with her documentary, The Undertaker by Director Andrea Capranico. She has also produced Antoinette Jadaone’s That Thing Called Tadhana which became the highest grossing independent film in Philippine box office history. Her aim as a Producer is to tell stories and make films that will outlive her. She sees herself spending her life pushing deserving directors forward and fighting for honest cinema. Selected Filmography:


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Carlo Mendoza

Carlo Mendoza is a multi-awarded Filipino cinematographer who has photographed more than a dozen feature films since he started his career in 2007, including Jun Robles Lana’s “ Bwakaw” (Philippine entry to the 2012 Academy Awards, in competition at the 2012 New York International Film Festival), “Manila Kingpin: Asiong Salonga Story” and “Rosario” (in competition at the 2011 Shanghai International Film Festival). He has received fourteen awards for his works from the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS), Metro Manila Film Festival, FAP Awards (Film Academy of the Philippines) and the Young Critics Circle. His other notable works are “Jay” (in competition at the 2008 Venice International Film Festival), “Barber’s Tales” (in competition at the 2013 Tokyo International Film Festival) and “Above the Clouds” (premiered at the 2014 Tokyo International Film Festival).

He started his training under Filipino Master Cinematographer Lee Briones in 2005. There he learned that “Cinematography isn’t just about skill and technique but also about managing people.” Then in 2007, he was accepted at the Asian Film Academy (AFA) of the Busan International Film Festival and in 2011, he attended the Berlinale Talent Campus. Through AFA, he met his mentor, Thai director Pen-Ek Ratanaruang and had the privilege of training under Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf. In 2008 and 2012, Mendoza returned to AFA by invitation to become one of the assistant cinematography instructors. Last November 2014, the Busan Film Commission invited Mendoza to be the Cinematography Instructor at FLY2014 together with Malaysian Director Tan Chui Mui.

A core member of the newly established Filipino Cinematographers Society, Mendoza is one of the busiest cinematographers in the Philippines. But he maintains that he still treats each new project as if it is his first. In January 2015, he shot  his first international film project with Lao director Xaisongkham Induangchanthy, co-founder of Lao New Wave Cinema. www.carlomen.com

Isazaly Mohamed Isa @ Zalee

Film Editor, Motion Graphics Artist & Colorist


Isazaly or Zalee as he is best known, has been involved in film and television production in both Malaysia and Singapore. His journey into filmmaking is natural as Zalee, a child actor since the age of 10 (circa late 80s), practically grew up on


Among institutional, private bodies and TV Stations that Zalee has conducted professional trainings are:
✦ FINAS
✦ Akademi Filem Malaysia (Diploma in Filmmaking)
✦ UiTM (Degree for Screen Arts)
✦ Sunway University (Dept of Performing Arts & Media) ✦ ASTRO
✦TV3
✦ Grand Brilliance
✦ Leo Burnett Advertising
✦ ADTEC
✦ Petronas E-Learning
He has been giving consultations to various production & post companies around the region. Among them were:
✦ FINASPost Sdn Bhd
✦ Cinematic Sdn Bhd
✦ Sketch Seven Sdn Bhd
✦ Neon Pictures Sdn Bhd
✦ Ace Motion Pictures Sdn Bhd
✦ Cinematic Sdn Bhd
✦ React Pictures Pte Ltd (Singapore)
✦ Imagen Pictures (Singapore)
✦ Qaboom Communications (Singapore) ✦ Baha Video (Singapore)
 Certified Apple Pro Trainer Nuke Certified Pro
BRIEF PROFILE
demanding worldofdigitaltechnology.Isazalyisalsooneof he co-founder of kino-i.
Isazaly spearheads kino-i, a digital production house in KL, into new media. He strongly believes that the digital technology will be the next revolution in filmmaking in this new millennium. Isazaly’s in-depth researchon‘Digital Filmmaking’since 1998 as Head of the Research & Development Department at Kino-i has been a key advantage in the company’s foothold in the


✦ Pathshala Institute of Photography (Bangladesh)

production sets in Singapore. After completing his foundation studies in Product and Graphic Design at the La Salle College of Arts, he came to Malaysia to pursue filmmaking at Akademi Filem Malaysia. During this time, he was selected to represent the institute at the 7th Independent Du Film Festival held in Brussels, in 1997. He graduated from the institute with flying colors in 1999 while his graduation film project, entitled “Between Jasmine and His Deep Blue Sea” was awarded ‘Best Film Project’ by the KODAK Worldwide Student Program of
It was also short-listed for various categories in the 6th AFM’s Film & Video Festival. Other awards include ‘Best Editing’ at the 5th Akademi Filem Malaysia Film & Video Festival for his
Other credits and “artistic work” was also seen on various films and televisions programs:
✦ “Lips To Lips”, Digital feature as 1st AD and Editor
✦ “Visits : Hungry Ghosts” a digital feature as Colorist
✦ “Menyamar Sutradara”, a telemovie as 1st AD and Editor ✦ “Multimedia Super Cintun”, a telemovie as Editor
✦ “Bulan Jadi Saksi”, Odisi series as 1st AD and Editor
✦ “Chulia Street”, Odisi series 1st AD and Editor
✦ “Debaran Cinta” by Siti Nurhaliza as Colorist
✦ “Chermin”, 35mm feature as TD
✦ “Susuk”, 35mm feature by Grand Brilliance as Film Editor
✦ “10 Tahun Sebelum Merdeka”, documentary as Editor
✦ “Dari Kerana Mata”, as Film Editor
Malaysia.
✦ “Spilt Gravy On Rice”, as Film Editor colleague’s short film entitled “Ammanam”. He was also 2nd Runner Up for ‘Best Fiction Video’ at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s 4th Film & Broadcasting Festival for his short-video entitled “Three Minutes, True Vision” in 1994.
In May 2005, his ‘micromovie’ was among the 12 worldwide finalists to participate in St Kilda’s Film Festival in Melbourne, ponsored by Siemens Mobile Germany.
He was also involved as a Technical Consultant in setting up FINASPost (FINAS Post-Production House) Non-Linear Editing ✦ “Road To Mecca”, documentary as Exec. Producer
✦ “Gila-Gila Pengantin”, sitcom series as MGA System in 1996. As of mid 2003, he has been certified as Final Cut Pro Trainer by Apple South-Asia Pacific HQ based in Hong Kong.
Zalee is frequently travelling around the region in providing his professional services, on a freelance-basis, during his pare time.
Copyright 2014 © Kino-i Sdn Bhd. All rights reserved.
✦ “Misi XXRay”, sitcom series as MGA/VES

Legend: *AD= Asisstant Director
**TD= Technical Director ***MGA= Motion Graphic Artist ****VES=Visual Effects Supervisor
Music Videos & recent projects :
✦ “Merindu Kepastian” & “Nur”, by Art Fazil,
✦ “Hakikat” by Amuk, “Ayu” by V.E
✦ “Not That Type Of Lady” by Camelia
✦ “Puteri”, sitcom series as MGA
✦ “Rilek Brader”, MTV by Art Fazil
✦ “Blues Nasi Kandar”, MTV by Imuda
✦ “Impian Illyana, sitcom series as MGA

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LEE CHATAMETIKOOL

Lee Chatametikool is an award-winning editor and filmmaker. After studying in the United States, he returned to Bangkok in 2001 for Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s first feature, Blissfully Yours, marking the start of a decade of fruitful collaboration with Thailand’s new generation of filmmakers. While collaborating closely with prominent independent Thai directors – he has worked with Apichatpong on four of his films – he has also worked on commercial projects, including the hit Thai horror flick, Shutter (2004). He was twice awarded Best Editor at the Asian Film Awards, for Syndromes and a Century and Karaoke. The Bangkok Film Critic’s Assembly also named him Best Editor in 2008 for Wonderful Town. He took a break from editing to direct his debut feature film, Concrete Clouds, which premiered in Busan and was screened in competition at Rotterdam, Taipei, Shanghai and Edinburgh. Most recently, Concrete Clouds swept the Thai ‘Oscars’ with big wins for Best Film, Best Director and Best Supporting Actress. In 2002, Lee founded his own post-production company, Houdini Studio, which he expanded into a full-service digital laboratory, White Light Post, in 2010, to do color grading and finshing for Thai and regional feature films.

Seng Tat emerged as a young filmmaker with a unique comedic voice. His debut feature FLOWER IN THE POCKET (2007) 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 Cannes Cinefondation, the Torino Film Lab (2010) and the Sundance Screenwriters Lab (2011) with his second feature MEN WHO SAVE THE WORLD (formerly known as 'In What City Does It Live?'). It won Special Jury Prize at the 33rd Fajr International Film Festival and swept 5 major awards at the 27th Festival Filem Malaysia including Best Film and Best Director. Seng Tat's next film project THE GIRL WITH NO HEAD is a drama-comedy, currently in script development. He founded Everything Films in 2010 and is actively involved in the Malaysian independent film industry, working as a director and producer. Selected Filmography:

Title Remarks Flower in the Pocket -New Currents Award and KNN Audience Award at 12th Pusan International Film Festival
-VPRO Tiger Award,37th International Film Festival Rotterdam 2008
-Golden Gaze Award,22nd Fribourg International Film Festival 2008

Men Who Save The World -LINO MICCICHE’ PESARO NUOVO CINEMA Prize,44th Pesaro Film Festival 2008
-Special Jury Prize at the 33rd Fajr International Film Festival
- Best Film and Best Director 27th Festival Filem Malaysia including

Nandita is the CEO and co-founder of independent production company, Apparat, which was set up in 2009, together with film director Dain Iskandar Said. She produced and co-wrote Apparat’s first production, a 47min documentary, ‘Fish Listeners of Setiu Lagoon’s’ that won Best Cinematography at the Malaysian Documentary Festival 2011. It has also been picked up by broadcasters in France, Italy and Korea. Nandita produced Apparat’s first narrative feature, ‘Bunohan’ (2011) which had its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and was pre-sold to Universal Pictures for a slew of international territories, including the UK, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. She is currently overseeing the post-production of Apparat’s 2nd feature film, Interchange, while spearheading the development of several feature and documentary films.

Pete Teo is one of the most prominent artists in Malaysia. Born to a merchant family in Borneo, he attended Quaker high school in York before obtaining Bachelor and Master degrees in Social Theory & Law at the London School Of Economics. Although he first gained popularity as a music artist, his subsequent work spanned many disciplines, most notably film. In 2011, CNN honoured him as one of ‘135 Asians To Watch’ for making significant contribution to the popular culture of new Asia.

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Sherad Anthony Sanchez is a graduate of Ateneo De Manila University. When he was in sophomore year he made his first short film, Apple (2005), about a professional mourner in a town beside the Bangkerohan River in Davao City, premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2006. In his junior year, while on a leave-of-absence from school, he made his first feature, Huling Balyan Ng Buhi: O Ang Sinalirap Nga Asoy Nila (Huling Balyan Ng Buhi: Or the Woven Stories Of The Other) after winning a grant from Cinema One Originals 2006. The film, about an indigenous community amidst military and communist insurgency in southern Philippines, won both local and international acclaim. Noted as either the youngest narrative feature filmmaker in most of the participating festivals and was the first Filipino filmmaker to enter in competition for some. In his senior year, Sanchez was selected by the United States Embassy of Manila for the Fusion Arts Program which granted him a scholarship at the University of Southern California. After taking a series of narrative education from various professors and schools, his second feature surprised audiences not only because of a controversial prohibition of exhibition by the censorship board but also with its aggressive film language. Imburnal (Sewer) was completed in 2009 and went on to win numerous international awards. Sanchez also produced, through his production company Salida Productions, the feature film Kolorete (2008, directed by Ruelo Lozendo), which he also wrote. It won the Special Jury Prize at Cinema One Originals. He then followed it with his Swedish-Danish- Filipino feature co-production Balangay (2010), which is made with agitprop Sweden and Dox:Lab Copenhagen. Now that he has graduated and after winning more than a dozen awards in various countries including France, Germany, South Korea, Argentina, India, Thailand and many more; and selected in over 100 international Film festivals – he in working as a selection committee member, supervising producer and as a consultant for Cinema One Originals ABS-CBN with more than 100 of their feature Films and does lecture in various institutions all over the world. His most recent Film, JUNGLE LOVE (2012) is dubbed as “a must-see Cinematic U.F.O” by Venice Film Festival programmer Paolo Bertolin, won in Berlin PornFest and continues to be screened in various international Film Festivals. Selected Filmography:
Title / Year Remarks

The Woven Stories of the Other / Best Director,Best Screenplay for Cinema One Original Film Festival
2006
Sherad Anthony Sanchez Sewer / 2006 Best Screenplay for Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival

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Filipino sound editor and re-recording mixer who finds articles by Walter Murch and Randy Thom, along with films such as 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Conversations as his film schools.   Santiago honed his feature film experiences working at Bigfoot Entertainment (2006 – 2008), and moved to Bangkok in 2008 where he was hired as an in-house sound designer at Technicolor Creative Services (2008- 2014), and Kantana Sound Studio (2014 – present).   He was one of the speakers at “Movie Production for Digital Migration” workshop held in Manila in 2013, where he shared his work process and workflows in postproduction sound.   His passion for exploring the use of sound in the storytelling process of films has lead him to a few international collaborations, some of his personal booth camps and highlights are - Rosario, You Me and Captain Longbridge, Within, Sawasdee Bangkok, HERE, Sandcastle, Tatsumi, Nasi Lemak 2.0, Yak: The Giant King, Trafficker, and Barber’s Tales. IMDB profile: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3240379/

Woo Ming Jin has the distinction of being the first Malaysian director to have his films screened in Cannes, Berlin and Venice film festivals. His first film MONDAY MORNING GLORY (2005) screened at the Berlin and Locarno Film Festivals, while his second, ELEPHANT AND THE SEA (2007), won awards in Torino, Cinema Digital Seoul, Portugal and Spain film festivals. WOMAN ON FIRE LOOKS FOR WATER (2009) premiered at the Venice International Film Festival, and has played in Pusan, Rotterdam, Los Angeles and the Pompidou Center in Paris, among many others.
THE TIGER FACTORY (2010), only the third film in Malaysian history to be selected to the Cannes Film Festival, premiered at the Director’s Fortnight, and won the Special Jury Mention at the Tokyo Film Festival in 2010.

Yosep Anggi Noen studied Communication of Socio-Politics Faculty of Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He was selected to participate in the Asian Film Academy in Busan in 2007 and attended the Berlinale Talents in 2014. He manages Limaenam Films, an independent production company in Yogyakarta.
PECULIAR VACATION AND OTHER ILLNESSES was his first feature film supported by Hubert Bals Fund and premiered in competition at the Festival Film del Locarno 2012 and received the Special Mention Award followed by the Dragons and Tigers Award for Young Cinema at the Vancouver International Film Festival 2012. The film went on to over 20 festivals worldwide and received 2 national awards from Ministry of Education and Culture Indonesia.
His short A LADY CADDY WHO NEVER SAW A HOLE IN ONE won Best Short Film at Busan International Film Festival 2013 and Grand Prix at Short Short Film Festival & Asia 2014.

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