NYFA Conference 2021:
Film, TV, Web: Is there a Difference Anymore?
16 April 2021 | 4pm – 6pm | *SCAPE Treetop + Online
As audience-viewing habits are constantly changing, the idea and the understanding of what a video, a film, a series stand for continues to shape shift. Is there a difference to these categories, and how do the various film industry professionals and filmmakers adapt and continue to create meaningful work?
Join us on the 16th April 2021, from 4pm to 6pm, in conversation with these esteemed producers and directors, moderated by Vincent Quek from Anticipate Pictures!
Don Aravind has consistently been straddling between both film and television. His short films have screened locally and internationally at film festivals. In 2015, he was the pioneer batch of directors that worked on Singapore’s first English daily long form “Tanglin”. In 2018, he created his first web drama “Drive” under an initiative funded by the Infocomm Media Development Authority and produced by Viddsee Studios. The series was in competition at Festival Series Mania and the Marseille Web Festival in France. In 2019, Don was part of the HBO Asia’s series “Food Lore”, of which he had directed an episode.
Gary Goh started producing films and TV commercials in 2005. Gary has produced a range of genres from award winning films like “4:30”, “Sandcastle” to box office hits like “881” and “23:59”. As General Manager of mm2 Entertainment, Gary is currently developing content for new markets in the USA, Thailand and Indonesia. He produced mm2’s first OTT original series “Triad Princess” with Netflix which premiered globally in December 2019. To date, Gary has produced/co-produced more than 20 feature films and over 150 commercials for clients across various industries. He continues to forge new partnership opportunities for mm2.
Development Executive, Original Production
WarnerMedia, India, Southeast Asia & Korea (INSEAK)
In 2019, Lai Junjie joined WarnerMedia in Singapore as a development executive to work on its growing slate of original series in Southeast Asia. Recent projects have involved HBO titles spanning the region including “The Bridge” in Malaysia and Singapore, as well as the anthology series “Invisible Stories” and “Food Lore”. He started his media career at mm2 Entertainment in 2012 where he worked in different departments to develop a solid foundation across the industry including creative development, funding, production of feature films, shorts and TVCs, as well as marketing and distribution.
Head of English Audience, Mediacorp
As the Head of English Audience in Mediacorp, Sapna Angural oversees the English entertainment portfolio of Mediacorp’s television, radio and digital platforms. In her role, she is constantly driven to secure and create fresh and exciting content to connect with and inspire our audiences. For those aspiring to join the industry, passion, creativity, a can-do spirit and a desire to fly Singapore’s flag high on the global stage are what Sapna hopes that our next generation of media professionals will exude in abundance.
Founder & CEO, Anticipate Pictures
Vincent Quek is the founder of Anticipate Pictures, a Singapore film distribution company that focuses on bringing arthouse, independent films and documentaries from around the world into the Singapore market for meaningful distribution. Notable releases include “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”, “For Sama”, “The Kingmaker”, and “House of Hummingbird”. Before Anticipate, he worked at The Substation, a non-profit arts centre, for the now-defunct Moving Images Programme which championed local filmmakers’ works in Singapore and overseas. He holds a B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) in Film Production from the USC School of Cinematic Arts.