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Michael Chua
Michael Chua
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Michael has gathered many stories as a writer, actor, entrepreneur, technologist, security consultant, soldier, healer and community volunteer, living through the financial highs and lows in various socio-political regimes in Europe, Australia, Africa and Asia for twenty years. In the last eight years, he has performed in over 350 film productions, including:
  • A lead role in Certified Dead (2016), a feature film, produced/directed by Marrie Lee, aka Cleopatra Wong
  • Acting in two short films that went viral to 30 million hits: Gift (2014) & Hentak Kaki (2012)
  • Two awards for Best Performance at the Singapore Short Film Awards (2012 & 2014)
  • Writing, producing and directing two short films: The Next Plot (2016) & Bloodline Blues (2018)
Title of Script: Private Eye Lee
Logline: A retired warrant officer turned private eye stumbles into an arms dealing racket while investigating his old friends. As he uncovers more, they expose his shady past to frame and eliminate him.
Christopher Fok
Christopher Fok
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Christopher Fok is a published writer with more than 8 years of experience in the Theatre Industry in directing, playwriting, stage and production management. He is a co-founder of Dark Matter Theatrics and has worked with major theatre companies such as Checkpoint Theatre, Wild Rice, TheatreWorks, The Necessary Stage, and the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA).

His professional works include:
  • Strange Fruit (2011)
  • The Blesser of Utensils (2012)
  • Apotheosis (2013), Loud Mouth Loving (2013)
  • Outsider (2014)
  • Micromanage Overwork Exaggerate (2014)
  • 15 Stations (2015)
  • A Twisted Kingdom (2015)
  • No Problem (2016) and A Hole (2017)
Title of Script: Singapore Nightmares
Logline: After the death of his sister, a grieving brother unwittingly gets sucked into a cycle of revenge and the machinations of supernatural “Death Dealers”, who want to corrupt him and use the powers that he never knew he had to release an ancient evil trapped in a giant Banyan tree.
Priscilla Goh
Priscilla Goh
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Priscilla loves to tell stories, whether through writing, editing, or directing. She has written over 40 episodes for TV, and created the preschool series Super Rover and Friends. Her editing credits include local and international shows like: Masterchef: China (S1), The Amazing Race: China Rush (S3), Celebrity Car Wars (S1&2), Food Detectives, The Kings (on TLC), as well as a Netflix Comedy Special. As her birthday falls on World Toilet Day, projects she helms can be rather potty-minded. Her directorial debut Man Vs. Birds for Discovery Channel described Orchard Road’s battle with bird droppings, while her first short film, which won Best Screenplay at ciNE65 IV, was titled Ah Gong’s Toilet Paper.

Title of Script: Newton’s Laws of Life
Logline: After a freak test result achieved by rolling dice, a local bad boy gets thrown into a programme for geniuses, alongside the nerd he used to bully. As he grapples with his own biases and insecurities while trying to stay in the programme for the much-needed scholarship money, he realises that the prettiest girl in school has him in her crosshairs for his inadvertent entry.
Goh Sue Yin
Goh Sue Yin
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Sue Yin is a freelance writer and marketing consultant originally from Kuala Lumpur but now calls Singapore home. An avid reader and consumer of content, Sue Yin has a special interest in stories of immigration and diaspora. She’s thrilled to have written 2 episodes of the Malaysia/Singapore adaption of The Bridge (based on the Scandinavian TV series with the same name) airing Nov 2018 on HBO Asia/Viu. Her screenplay that was first developed through the WritersLab programme was selected to participate in the Luang Prabang Film Festival Talent Lab led by the Tribeca Film Institute in December 2018. It was the only project from Singapore and the only one represented by a Writer. In Laos, she had the opportunity to make connections with filmmakers, production houses and festival representatives from the region and around the world. She is currently working on a revised draft of her script, and still gain helpful feedback from her WritersLab classmates and mentors.

Title of Script: Off
Logline: Desperate for a child to secure her marriage and inheritance, Angie, an infertile woman makes a Faustian pact with a modern-day witch doctor experimenting with aborted fetuses. When Angie becomes pregnant, the lives of those close to her become threatened by her baby.
Huang Yushan
Huang Yushan
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Yushan graduated from the National University of Singapore with more than a Bachelor with Honours in English Literature. Armed with a conviction to make the pen her sword, she carved out a career as a writer and producer in a local video production house, Digital Blowfish Pte Ltd, over the past 9 years. Working with words isn't easy, but it is the challenge that makes it all worthwhile. Apart from conceptualising and writing creative concepts for various government initiatives and public service messages, she has also worked on a few long-form TV reality series. One of her ultimate goals is to be a credited screenwriter for feature films and TV dramas.

Title of Script: Clairvoyant
Logline: Claire, a diagnostician, discovers her dreams literally come true. When she starts dreaming of violent murders, she begins a personal hunt-down on the perpetrators.
Rajamogan
Rajamogan
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Rajamogan is one of the co-founders of Dreamer Chant Design works. He designed Singapore's first morphing & CGI ad before joining the world's largest ad agency. Having filmed Singapore's first underground and over ground sci-fi flick, he had the oddest pleasure of having a play based on a film based on his life in Singapore's first (and probably last) quantum murder mystery. Rajamohan also runs and co-administers various online pages covering religious crackpots, science, math, archaeology & stuff, with close to a million followers.

Title of Script: The Pilot
Logline: Follow 12 characters as they attend an intensive script and pitching class to hammer out a pilot in 8 weeks for a chance at 100,000 thousand dollars. But things don't always go as planned and nothing is quite as it seems, in this uncontrolled explosion of satire, mayhem & drama.
Suriya Rethnna
Suriya Rethnna
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Suriya Rethnna, an ex-school teacher, is currently an editor in a publishing company and a freelance literary instructor. Suriya is the first female Tamil novelist in Singapore and her works spanned across various genres such as children’s fiction, supplementary Stories for MOE, short stories, ghost stories, novels, plays, scriptwriting and even subtitling assessment book content and translations. Credits to Suriya’s name includes: Mont Blanc Young Writers’ Fellowship Award, Karikalan Literary Award (2013). One of her works, Iraivanin Kuzhandai, was selected for READ Spore 2013 (National Library Board). Naan and Paramapadham were shortlisted for Spore Literature Prize, respectively in 2014 and 2016. Oru Melliya Kodu was featured in a Tamil-language literature anthology published by Marshall Cavendish, 2017.

Title of Script: Manmathan Ambu
Logline: Manju, a 38 year-old spinster, begins to wonder if she had stayed unmarried for too long, and should be considering marriage. The search for Mr. Right brings about a series of humorous events. Just when Manju thinks she has finally found true love, her dreams are cruelly shattered. Another opportunity for love crosses her path, and she is torn between the heart and head ... ... ...
Tina Sim Soek Tien
Tina Sim
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A writer and editor by profession, script writing was a natural extension for Tina. She also translates for theatre and movies.

Title of Script: Boy!
Logline: A young boy's tumultous coming-of-age journey in post independent Singapore as he deals with the Great Panther Escape, the racial riots, the Bruce Lee craze, the national population policy. He matures as he faces perplexing challenges, is waylaid by doubts and deals with different personalities. Through it all, he is supported, and challenged too, by friends and family. A heart-warming semi-historical dramedy based on real events that happened in Singapore from 1967-1975.
Haresh Tilani
Haresh Tilani
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Haresh Tilani has never performed at family parties, acted in teenage stage plays or gone to film school. The only creative training he did receive was from THE INTERNET, which led him to start Ministry of Funny (MOF), an online comedy troupe that has amassed 187,000 fans (and counting). His videos have been seen by more than 22 million people, while tickling the fancy of media outlets around the world. As MOF grew, so did Haresh's repertoire of self-taught skills, which extended beyond writing, directing and editing his videos, to becoming the lead actor in HBO's first comedy in Asia, "SeNT", which he also co-produced. Haresh is now focused on developing longer-form concepts, while continuing to create MOF content across multiple platforms.

Title of Script: Money Shot
Logline: After a struggling actor finds out about his father's heart attack, he decides to become Singapore's first underground porn actor to pay for the medical bills without giving up his dream, all at the risk of being cast out by his peers, his family, and most of the society around him.
Yogeetha Ramerchandra
Yogeetha Ramerchandra
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As an experienced educator who is often involved in counselling of students about the birds and bees, Yogeetha is much familiar with the contemporary challenges of youth and generation. She also specialises in Childhood Studies and is currently working on the island's only bilingual drama project at WritersLab.

Title of Script: The Girl Who Cannot Cry
Logline: A neuroscientist waking up with selective amnesia, shockingly discovers she is married to her colleague who is part of unethical neurobiological research whose shady superior’s persistence for results leads her to a gut-wrenching betrayal.