Featured Filmmakers

by Andrew September 06, 2016

We're always on the lookout for 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 here, write to us!

Featured Filmmaker: Jason Soo

Featured Filmmaker: Jason Soo

by EM News last modified September 19, 2017

We interview Jason Soo, a filmmaker from Singapore whose work highlights activists and activism over the course of its history.

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Featured Filmmaker: The Isaan Record

Featured Filmmaker: The Isaan Record

by EM News last modified July 12, 2017

We speak with The Isaan Record, a media and video production organization in Northeastern Thailand about their hopes and challenges.

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Featured Filmmaker: Bonny Lanny

Featured Filmmaker: Bonny Lanny

by EM News last modified April 13, 2017

Bonny Lanny joined Papuan Voices Wamena in 2014 and since then has made several captivating documentaries and an album of unique local songs. Papuan Voices is a video advocacy initiative working with Papuan activists to more effectively tell their stories to the world.

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Featured Filmmaker: A. Dananjaya

Featured Filmmaker: A. Dananjaya

by EM News last modified April 12, 2017

Commemorating the 51st anniversary of Indonesia's 1965 Tragedy, we interview A. Dananjaya, who uses film to to highlight alternative perspectives on history.

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Featured Filmmaker: Ko Thaid Dhi

Featured Filmmaker: Ko Thaid Dhi

by EM News last modified October 10, 2016

We interview Ko Thaid Dhi, a prominent filmmaker from Myanmar and founder of the Wathann Film Festival.

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Featured Filmmaker: Thet Oo Muang

Featured Filmmaker: Thet Oo Muang

by EM News last modified April 25, 2016

Thet Oo Maung (Tom) is a documentary filmmaker and photographer from Myanmar whose works have been acclaimed internationally. This is our exclusive interview with him.

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Featured Filmmaker: Joseph Israel Laban

Featured Filmmaker: Joseph Israel Laban

by EM News last modified April 15, 2016

Joseph Laban, an acclaimed documentary filmmaker from the Philippines talks to us about the successes and obstacles in his journey so far.

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Featured Filmmaker: Asrida Elisabeth

Featured Filmmaker: Asrida Elisabeth

by EM News last modified February 22, 2016

Asrida Elisabeth, an alumni of Papuan Voices, recently won the award for Best Documentary Film at Festival Film Dokumenter (FFD 2015) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. This is EngageMedia's exclusive interview with her.

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Featured Filmmaker: Thet Paing Kha

Featured Filmmaker: Thet Paing Kha

by EM News last modified November 12, 2015

Kha is co-founder and animator at JOOSK Illustration, a team run by talented young digital artists in Myanmar. Kha is also part of the creative team at Democratic Voice of Burma's TV channel, and attended Camp Chindwin, our Southeast Asia Video Camp in Yangon earlier this year.

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Featured Filmmaker: Yang Chuan Ju

Featured Filmmaker: Yang Chuan Ju

by Yerry Nikholas Borang last modified November 03, 2014

Yang Chuan Ju co-founded Civilmedia@Taiwan, an independent media outlet focused on documenting social movements in the country.

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Featured Filmmaker: Yusfik

Featured Filmmaker: Yusfik

by Yerry Nikholas Borang last modified February 01, 2017

We interview Yusfik, producer of 'Bekasi Bergerak', a film on the Indonesian workers resistance movement.

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Featured Filmmaker: FFD & Alia Damaihati

Featured Filmmaker: FFD & Alia Damaihati

by Yerry Nikholas Borang last modified April 16, 2014

We talk to Alia Damaihati, board member of Film Festival Dokumenter (FFD) about their experiences and challenges.

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Featured Filmmaker: Chairun Nissa

Featured Filmmaker: Chairun Nissa

by Yerry Nikholas Borang last modified March 19, 2014

Chairun Nissa speaks to us on being a woman and a filmmaker.

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Featured Filmmaker: Al Mundir

Featured Filmmaker: Al Mundir

by Yerry Nikholas Borang last modified February 04, 2014

An interview with Al Mundir, a migrant activist in Malaysia and participant of our Crossroads project.

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Featured Filmmaker: Charlie Hill-Smith

Featured Filmmaker: Charlie Hill-Smith

by Yerry Nikholas Borang last modified December 18, 2013

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.

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Featured Filmmaker: Fluxcup

Featured Filmmaker: Fluxcup

by EM News last modified November 06, 2013

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.

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Featured Filmmaker: Ozair Rao

Featured Filmmaker: Ozair Rao

by Seelan Palay last modified August 12, 2013

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.

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Featured Filmmaker: JL Burgos

Featured Filmmaker: JL Burgos

by Yerry Nikholas Borang last modified July 11, 2013

JL Burgos shares with us his journey, process, and views as a video activist from the Philippines.

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Featured Filmmaker: Arvind Raj

Featured Filmmaker: Arvind Raj

by Yerry Nikholas Borang last modified May 15, 2013

We interview Arvind Raj, a video journalist working with Free Malaysia Today, one of the country's most popular independent online news portals.

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Featured Filmmaker: Adithio Noviello

Featured Filmmaker: Adithio Noviello

by Enrico Aditjondro last modified April 26, 2013

This month we chat with London-based filmmaker/photographer Adithio, who is in Indonesia to work and play hard.

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