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: 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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Featured Filmmaker: Ho Choon Hiong

Featured Filmmaker: Ho Choon Hiong

by Yerry Nikholas Borang last modified May 30, 2017

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.

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Featured Filmmaker: Shafie Dris

Featured Filmmaker: Shafie Dris

by Yerry Nikholas Borang last modified March 08, 2013

EngageMedia interviews Shafie Dris, an activist and filmmaker who is at the forefront of the indigenous (Orang Asli) rights movement in Malaysia.

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Featured Filmmaker: King Catoy

Featured Filmmaker: King Catoy

by Seelan Palay last modified January 24, 2013

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.

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Featured Filmmaker: Cyntia Warwe (Papuan Voices)

Featured Filmmaker: Cyntia Warwe (Papuan Voices)

by Yerry Nikholas Borang last modified November 08, 2012

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.

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Featured Filmmaker: Mark Taylor

Featured Filmmaker: Mark Taylor

by Yerry Nikholas Borang last modified October 10, 2012

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.

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Featured Filmmaker: Mahamasabree Jehloh

Featured Filmmaker: Mahamasabree Jehloh

by Yerry Nikholas Borang last modified August 14, 2012

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.

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Featured Filmmaker: Sathis Kumar Krishnan

Featured Filmmaker: Sathis Kumar Krishnan

by Yerry Nikholas Borang last modified July 24, 2012

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.

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Featured Filmmaker: Nova Ruth

Featured Filmmaker: Nova Ruth

by Marni last modified July 13, 2012

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.

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Featured Filmmaker: Kiki Febriyanti

Featured Filmmaker: Kiki Febriyanti

by Yerry Nikholas Borang last modified May 08, 2012

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.

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Featured Filmmaker: Tan Kai Swee

Featured Filmmaker: Tan Kai Swee

by Marni last modified April 10, 2012

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

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Featured Filmmaker: Heidi Douglas

Featured Filmmaker: Heidi Douglas

by Marni last modified March 05, 2012

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.

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Featured Filmmaker: Anna Har, KOMAS

Featured Filmmaker: Anna Har, KOMAS

by Yerry Nikholas Borang last modified February 02, 2012

Pusat KOMAS is a human rights centre set up in August 1993 to empower indigenous people, the urban poor, workers and civil society organisations to advocate for human rights in Malaysia.

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Featured Filmmaker: FX Making

Featured Filmmaker: FX Making

by Yerry Nikholas Borang last modified December 05, 2011

FX Making is part of the young group called Papuan Voices who tries to document the various people's stories in Papua through video camera lenses. He dedicates his life to fight social injustice using the medium that he loves, audio-visual.

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Featured Filmmaker: Ucu Agustin

Featured Filmmaker: Ucu Agustin

by Yerry Nikholas Borang last modified December 22, 2011

Once a print and radio journalist, Ucu Agustin soon recognised the potential of video documentary to be a more convincing way to provide information to larger audiences. Ucu focuses on health and women's issues and she sees the job of improving people's social conditions as simply part of being human.

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