My first film acting role was in the much panned movie Medium Rare (1991) playing a police office with no lines. The potential for gritty story telling – it was based on the Adrian Lim ritual killings of two children – was missed in this sanitised version of a truly macabre crime. Theatre in Singapore was much more vibrant in the early 90s and I was personally more invested in acting for stage then. Movie making, though, both in Malaysia and Singapore were on the cusp of the digital video breakthrough – reducing costs and democratising entry.
Featured in “Malaysian Filemmakers: The Next Generation” for Vox (The Sun).