Every month, we seek out interesting filmmakers from the Asia Pacific to inspire our community. Collected here is a list of all the creative individuals we've previously interviewed. If there's someone who you think should be featured by us, write to us today!
We talk to Alia Damaihati, board member of Film Festival Dokumenter (FFD) about their experiences and challenges.
Chairun Nissa speaks to us on being a woman and a filmmaker.
An interview with Al Mundir, a migrant activist in Malaysia and participant of our Crossroads project.
Frengky Making from Papuan Voices chats with Charlie Hill-Smith, producer of 'Strange Birds of Paradise', a new film on the story of West Papua.
This month, our guest editors Azizah Hanum and Arief 'Kutil' Permana interviewed Ucup, a video artist from Bandung (West Java) who is known for his video parodies. Hanum met up with Ucup at a video slam at Common Room.
This month we are featuring Ozair Rao, a filmmaker from Pakistan who has combined his passion for travel and filmmaking into a mission to inspire change.
JL Burgos shares with us his journey, process, and views as a video activist from the Philippines.
We interview Arvind Raj, a video journalist working with Free Malaysia Today, one of the country's most popular independent online news portals.
This month we chat with London-based filmmaker/photographer Adithio, who is in Indonesia to work and play hard.
We interview Ho Choon Hiong, a filmmaker from Singapore who has braved the country's restrictive media laws to present the other side of its story.
EngageMedia interviews Shafie Dris, an activist and filmmaker who is at the forefront of the indigenous (Orang Asli) rights movement in Malaysia.
King Catoy is a prolific and award-winning human rights filmmaker from the Philippines. He was one of the founding members of Southern Tagalog Exposure, an independent multimedia collective, and later the Executive Director of Mayday Multimedia. He was also the cinematographer and editor of various documentaries tackling the issues of migrants and the urban poor, and is currently part of the video program of PinoyMedia Center. We present to you an interesting insight into his journey and experiences.
Cyntia is one of Papuan Voices filmmakers based in Jayapura. While she spends most of her time facilitating indegenous Papuan women traders, she still manages to make some videos to help achieve her goals.
Mark Taylor is a filmmaker based in Sydney, Australia. He has worked in East Timor, Indonesia and Latin America. He works as a media educator for CuriousWorks, a Sydney based non-profit organisation that assists communities to tell their stories using accessible digital technologies.
Mahamasabree Jehloh is a video-activist using independent media to cover the violence and human rights violations from inside the conflict zone of Patani, in Southern Thailand.
Meet Sathis Kumar Krishnan from Penang, Malaysia. With his friends, he joined the Citizen Journalists Malaysia (CJMY) and has been an active citizen journalist for the past two years. He has produced over 140 videos, and has won the best video award from CJMY for two consecutive years.
Nova Ruth is a vocalist, activist, designer and entrepreneur who is committed to bringing Indonesian culture to a global audience. Together with collaborator Grey Filastine, Nova created a contemporary rendition of the Indonesian song Gendjer Gendjer. Here we talk to her about the song’s controversial history and what motivated her to give the tune new life.
Kiki Febriyanti is a freelance videomaker. Her most recent video 'Yup, It's My Body' is about the body image issues faced by young women. It's an official selection at the IAWRT 8th Asian Women's Film Festival 2012 in New Delhi, India. During her travels, Kiki regularly interviews other female filmmakers and she's planning to make a feature film on the topic.
Videomaker Tan Kai Swee is part of Citizen Journalists Malaysia - a dynamic network of journalists bringing vital new voices and perspectives out of Malaysia. He tells EngageMedia what inspires him to get behind the camera
Heidi Douglas is an Australian filmmaker with an environmental bent whose work earned her a place among the Gunns 20 - a group of activists who were sued in a multi-milion dollar action by the Tasmanian timber giant, Gunns. She now runs film production company Dark Lake Productions.