Ellie Ngim was a nominated Directing Fellow in the prestigious Busan Asian Film Academy 2015, an educational program hosted by the Busan International Film Festival. Past mentors of the program include Wang Xiaoshuai, Béla Tarr, Jia Zhangke, Hou Hsiao Hsien and Anthony Chen. She was also a scholar from the London School of Economics (LSE).
Ellie’s journey in Media started in 2010 as a Production Assistant. She went on to assist both producers and directors in various commercials and corporate videos before she wrote and directed her first short film Onee-Chan in 2013. Prior to joining the Film Industry full-time in 2016, she has also spent about 8 years in the Banking sector, where she was awarded the ARC of Excellence Awards in two consecutive years, highest tier award in Citibank, for delivering compelling business results through innovation and partnerships.
Onee-Chan, her first film was screened at the Long Beach Indie International Film Festival in 2013. This was followed by Lollypop Love which premiered at the Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival in 2014, and was selected to represent Singapore at the 2015 One Film One Country Apchat International Film Festival. In 2015, Ellie’s short film Will You Be My Valentine? won 1st runner-up at the Movie Makers Short Film Competition 2015 and was picked to screen in the Red Dot Cinema International Film Festival in Singapore, Tokyo and Kyoto in 2016.
Ellie is currently the Director in Bert Pictures and co-founder of BeVRR, the first VR company in Asia that is certified by Youtube, Google. She has also shot for clients locally, Myanmar and Indonesia and has recently completed her first Feature length movie, titled Uplift right after successfully launching the first 360 VR lifestyle series, Dining Stars during the Asian TV Festival in Singapore.