Roach Love selected for Fantastic Fest 2022 USA

Fantastic news! My new short film ROACH LOVE will be World Premiering at Fantastic Fest 22, the largest genre festival in USA. We self-financed this low/no budget short because it’s to weird to be green-lit or funded by anyone. Thank you to the team for bearing with the roach slime.

Written by: Andrew Ngin
Starring: Haresh Tilani, Wendy Toh
AD: Kat Goh
Gaffer: William Eng
Cam assistant/op: Philip Cheong
Casting & Stills photo: Harriet Koh
Grips: Aaroson Koh, Teo Guo Wei
Art Director: Junior Foong
Cockroach Wranger: Me

New feature film script selected for BIFAN Project Market in Korea

Every year, genre film projects in development gather at Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival in Korea for networking and pitching. This year in 2022, my new project was selected alongside exciting scripts from all over the world! Thank you BIFAN again for hosting us.

I also had the opportunity to watch horror & fantasy films premiering at the festival, and learn from experts giving masterclasses. I even met Brian Yuzna, the creator of my favourite childhood movie Honey I Shrunk the Kids!

My film Zombiepura on Netflix Korea in the hotel room!

New black & white short film

Starring Haresh Tilani & Wendy Toh

2021 was spent developing new projects and I also shot a new no-budget short film in black & white. Here’s the sneak peak and hope to premiere it at a festival in 2022! Oh yes, it’s another love story. Thanks to all cast & crew who helped out!

The Man Who Can’t Smile – NEW FILM!

World premiere: My new short film is now online!

The Man Who Can’t Smile: A man with a sad face is often misunderstood by others in his daily life. He undergoes a surgery to give himself a permanent smile. This is a whimsical silent film accompanied by orchestral music.

It’s been a great journey making this film with Viddsee, and my cast and crew from Zombiepura, and new friends who have joined our team. Watch it now on YouTube (above), FB or Viddsee.

Director’s statement: This film is inspired by my ā€˜resting b*tch faceā€™. When I was younger, I didnā€™t smile so much. People often thought that I was sad, tired, or unapproachable. I soon realised that it could have been my face. I thought, what if I had a permanent smiley face?

As I developed the story, I found out that there are people with a rare condition known as Moebius Syndrome. They canā€™t control their facial muscles and have a real inability to smile. This film is a metaphor for people who face struggles fitting into society.

My new project wins a top prize at SAFF Market 2019

My new feature film project in development has won an award at the Southeast Asian Film Financing Project Market. Thank you SAFF for the opportunity!

Singaporeā€™s Jacen Tan won the Salt Media Award, a development grant of $5,000 for comedy/drama ā€œBasketcase.ā€

The winners were selected from a pool of 85 entries from 18 countries. The SAFF Project Market is jointly produced by Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association (SAAVA) and Ties That Bind: Asia/Europe Producers Workshop, in conjunction with ScreenSingapore.