Assistant Directing Mentor: Kenneth Raj (Malaysia)
Born in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Kenneth began his film production journey with one of the biggest production houses back then, Barney Productions, as a Trainee Production Manager in 1996. Later on, in 1998, he joined Pegasus Film, staying with the company for 6 years with the position of Executive Producer. From then on, he became a freelance 1st Assistant Director, specializing in foreign support jobs. Having filmed in various countries such as Australia, Thailand, Singapore and South Africa, Kenneth has worked with prominent feature film directors like John Hillcoat (LAWLESS, TRIPLE 9) commercial film directors such as Ariane Besson, Charles Mehling, Abinhey Deo, and Cinematographers such as Robert Elswit (Oscar Winner - THERE WILL BE BLOOD, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, BOURNE LEGACY), Trent Opaloch (CAPTAIN AMERICA, DISTRICT 9, CHAPPIE), Ben Smithard (DAMN UNITED) and Simon Duggan (iROBOT). In 2011, he was the 1st AD for Dain Said’s BUNOHAN, a feature film that won numerous international and local awards. Currently directing TV Commercials and Corporate Videos, Kenneth still finds the time to be an Assistant Director on foreign production jobs and the occasional feature film.