Team Bios

Isaac Kerlow (Writer and Director) is an artist and filmmaker who pioneered the use of digital technology for visual expression. Isaac started his career as an artist in New York City. Isaac exhibited his artwork at international museums and galleries, and in the mid-1990s Isaac worked as a production executive at The Walt Disney Company for almost a decade. Isaac is also the author of several ground-breaking books, including the successful The Art of 3D Computer Animation and Effects, now in its 4th edition and translated to Mandarin, Russian, Japanese and Korean. Isaac is The Founder Dean of NTU's School of Art, Design, and Media and currently Artist-in-Residence at the Earth Observatory of Singapore, and Professor of Film and Animation.

Chris Newhall (Science Advisor) is the Group Leader for Volcano Research at the Earth Observatory of Singapore. He currently studies the processes leading to volcanic eruptions, and works with his research team to develop a modern database of Worldwide Volcanic Unrest (WOVOdat). His previous projects include the development of the Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI); using stratigraphic, petrologic and historical data to reconstruct eruptive volcanic behaviour; and researching processes of caldera unrest. Before joining EOS he worked nearly three decades in the US Geological Survey's Volcano Hazards Program. He was co-leader of a crisis response team that forecast the major 1991 eruption of Pinatubo, and has been active since in similar volcano crisis assistance in other countries.

Sergio Moure de Oteyza (Music Composer) graduated from Barcelona's Liceo Conservatory, and in 2004 received a Goya (the Spanish Oscar) for his Unconscious soundtrack. He has also created music for Cargo (co-composed with Stephen Warbeck, Oscar-winner for Shakespeare in Love), A Good Man directed by Juan Martinez Moreno, and the Abuela de Verano TV series. His Admonitum was recently premiered by the Galician Symphony Orchestra at the La Coruña Opera Palace.

Lim Yu-Beng (Voiceover for Animation) is a Singaporean actor with experience in stage, TV and feature film. His most recognized role is as Sergeant Alan Leong in the long-running Triple 9 police serial. He had a role in Anna and the King (1999) featuring Chow Yun Fat and Jodie Foster, and supporting roles in the Hong Kong blockbuster 2000 AD (2000) and in David Henry Hwang's The Monkey King TV Movie (2001). Yu-Beng's most recent film project is a lead role in the critically acclaimed Singapore Dreaming (2006). He won Best Actor at the 2005 Life! Theatre Awards for his role in The Lover And The Dumb Waiter.

Risa Okamoto (Voiceover for Live Action) is a voiceover artist in English and Japanese, and her work includes commercials, documentaries and corporate videos for a wide variety of clients including Nokia, BBC, Cambridge University Press, and Peugeot. Risa is also a producer-director, and her documentary projects have been broadcast internationally on Discovery, National Geographic, and Channel News Asia.

Jeannie Loo Yuan Rong (Assistant Producer, Assistant Editor) is a recent graduate of the Filmmaking program at NTU's School of Art Design and Media. Her first short film I want to watch TV was a top selection in the Canon Film Festival 2007 Open Category, and she recently produced Muji. Jeannie is looking forward to continue producing meaningful films.

Joseph Peng Wee How (Camera and Sound) is a young cinematographer and a recent graduate of the Filmmaking program at NTU's School of Art, Design and Media. He seeks to compliment technical expertise with artistic finesse in his work, and has participated in several documentary projects. His recent credits include cinematography for Kenny Tan's 3 Days Grace.

Leong Xiuming (Assistant Editor, Animation Sound Effects) is a recent graduate of the Filmmaking program at NTU's School of Art, Design and Media. She is a filmmaker interested in exploring different aspects of the human experience, and she finds the post-production process the most gratifying and engaging of all aspects of filmmaking. She equals her experience to a ray of light radiating into the lives of humans.

David Lee Ling Wei (Camera, Sound, Color Timing) is a recent graduate of the Filmmaking program at NTU's School of Art Design and Media. He has been involved in numerous film collaborations and is constantly looking forward to outdoing himself. His graduation short film Living It! was selected for the 15th Pusan International Film Festival 2010, in the Asian Short Film Competition.

Wang Xun (Character Design, Animator) is a young animator and a graduate of the first Animation class at NTU's School of Art, Design and Media. She says: "It was the childhood dream of having my drawings on TV that got me into art school. Drawing is my love and passion. I find it fascinating to see my characters come to life with the use of hand-drawn lines, full of movements and emotion."

Ng Yuwen Yvonne (Animator) is a recent graduate of the Animation program at NTU's School of Art Design and Media. She says: "I love to draw. I love the satisfaction of seeing a completed animation and the excitement of creating an illustration. I like character design, digital painting, and aim to further my skills in visual storytelling. Music is my muse. I gather inspiration from comics, literature, the world and its exotic cultures."

Oh Ji Ji (Camera and Sound) is a young cinematographer and a recent graduate of the Filmmaking program at NTU's School of Art Design and Media. She likes to experiment with composition, lights and create imagery with strong creative narrative. Her music video Aqueous Oblivion won the Silver Crowbar Award in 2009, and her recent credits includes cinematography for Wong Ru Yi's 10 of May.

Nguyen Thi Nam Phuong (Backgrounds, Compositing) is currently pursuing her degree in Digital Animation at NTU's School of Art, Design and Media. With a strong background in traditional art media, she is interested to work as a visual layout and background artist in 2D and 3D animation. Phuong also likes to experiment with different techniques to combine fine art media and digital animation.

Aida (Princess Magayon) is a graduate from the Film program in NTU's School of Art, Design and Media. She has worked for the Cinematheque de Tanger in Morocco, and co-wrote the short Living It selected for the 2010 Pusan Film Festival. Aida aims to strike a balance between exploring the world and actively contributing to the Singapore film and arts scenes.