Category: Behind the scenes

JOHN CHO // Writer-Director, Production Designer // Malaysia

Short film | Fix

Due to work commitments on other projects, I thought I would not be throwing my hat into the ring for the then-upcoming inaugural Tropfest SEA short film competition.  It was tempting, obviously, amidst much social media fanfare and the promise of big prizes.  However, I didn’t want to leap in without having a proper premise…
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News | Music video | Azmyl Yunor’s Charity Lane (2013) | BTS

So finally here it is. In anticipation of the theatre performance tomorrow presented by Five Arts Centre and directed by Mark Teh, “Something I Wrote” is touted as a compelling documentary-musical about musician Azmyl Yunor’s views on Malaysian life; seven actors play the renowned local singer-songwriter in the play. In conjunction with this, Azmyl is…
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Documentary | BTS | Ikal Mayang (2013)

These pictures were taken during the shooting of the behind-the-scenes documentary featurette for the Ikal Mayang series of short films, produced in conjunction with International Women’s Day 2013 (8th March 2013).  Each short film are directed by well-known female actors, personalities and celebrities in Malaysia and speak about women’s issues.

Feature documentary | BTS | Ubusuna (2013)

Sometime last year I was contacted over the Internet by a Japanese filmmaker named Mile Nagaoka. He asked me whether or not I would be interested in participating in a two-week-long forest caravan that travelled in and around a part of rural Japan, with the objective of documenting daily life of people living in close…
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Short film | BTS | Outpost

Outpost, though only a short film, was by far the most challenging project I have ever worked on.  It tested the limits of my ability to craft a working product in a short given time and elevate it creatively in post production, it also added a lot of pressure on my collaborative partnership with Mahen.…
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