Filmmakers

Patrick Daly

Writer/Director

 

Patrick Daly is an Oxford University trained anthropologist and filmmaker who currently works at the National University of Singapore. He is driven to tell interesting and unique stories and brings an ethnographic perspective and eye for authenticity and detail to his story telling.

Patrick specializes in micro budget filmmaking, with an emphasis on working with real locations and non-actors to present intimate portraits of socially important issues. His first film was a feature documentary Needle Through Brick (2009) about the degradation of traditional culture in modern Asia that was filmed on location in Malaysian Borneo. The film won the Silver Palm award at the Mexico International Film festival, screened at the Museum of Moving Image in NYC, has been seen by over a million people on line, and has been released as a DVD and video on demand. Patrick wrote and produced the award-winning short Daud (2010) which won the Kathryn Tucker Windham Award for storytelling. His first feature narrative David (2011 – writer/producer/co-director) has screened at over 70 festivals worldwide, and won numerous prizes including the prestigious Ecumenical Prize at the Montreal World Film Festival, the Audience Award at the Brooklyn Film festival, Best feature at the San Luis Obispo film festival and was honored with Special mention at the Religion Today film festival in Italy. Critically acclaimed, David is currently being distributed internationally by Ruth Diskin Films. He is an executive producer on the feature length documentary Oxyana (2013) which won Special Jury Mention and Best New Documentary Director at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. His short narrative script (writer) The Warren is being filmed in the Palestinian Territories in September 2013.

Joel Fendelman

Writer/Director

 

Joel is an accomplished award-winning film director. In 2011 he completed the highly acclaimed feature film David, which won the ecumenical prize at the Montreal World Film Festival. In 2008 he produced Needle Through Brick, a feature documentary that screened at the Museum of Moving Image in New York. His short films have traveled the globe to prestigious festivals like Cannes, Chicago, Miami and Zimbabwe. As a freelancer Joel has produced and edited content for companies such as A&E, PBS, American Express. Joel holds a BFA with honors from the Savannah College of Art and Design and in 2012 he was invited as visiting artist to co-teach a documentary film class at the National University of Singapore. Joel continues to embrace stories that communicate the underlying connection between all people.

Frank Hall Green

Producer

 

Frank Hall Green is a producer, writer and director of independent film. He is currently in post production on his directorial debut feature WildLike, about a young girl who runs away in Alaska, starring Ella Purnell (Never Let Me Go), Bruce Greenwood (Flight, Star Trek, Thirteen Days, Super 8), Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker, Bobby, Flight), Ann Dowd (Compliance, Marley and Me, Bridesmaids) and Nolan Gerard Funk (The Canyons, X2, Riddick, House at the End of the Street). It is executive produced by Christine Vachon and Killer Films and produced by Frank & Julie Christeas and Schuyler & Joseph Stephans.

As a producer, Frank is currently developing the book Boy21 by author Matthew Quick (Silver Linings Playbook) with producer Tom Heller (Mud, Precious, 127 Hours). Frank is also a producer on Remittance, written and directed by Joel Fendelman and Patrick Daly (David) about a Filipino migrant worker in Singapore. He is a producer on the TV Pilot The Come Up by Ari Issler starring Michael K. Williams, and also on the new Sci-fi short film Edge of the Woods by writer/director Grainger David (The Chair) starring Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men). Frank recently co-produced the military thriller Allegiance by Michael Conners starring Bow wow, Pablo Schreiber and Aiden Quinn. Prior to this, he co-produced the indie comedy Somewhere Tonight starring John Turturro. He was also a producer on The Good Fight by George Butler (Pumping Iron, Roving Mars) and line producer on One Night, the second feature by Michael Knowles (East Fifth Bliss).

Brian Newman

Executive Producer

 

In addition to being executive producer of Remittance, Brian is also the producer of Love & Taxes, a narrative feature currently in post-production from Jake and Josh Kornbluth; executive producer of Shored Up, a documentary feature by Ben Kalina; executive producer of The Invisible World, a short documentary by Jen Fineran.

Previously, Brian served as CEO of the Tribeca Film Institute (TFI), where he conceived and launched the Reframe project, a ground-breaking initiative in partnership with Amazon to aggregate, curate, digitize and disseminate as DVD and digital download and streaming over 1,000 hard-to-find films and videos to educational institutions, museums, galleries, and the general public. Brian developed all concepts for the accompanying website (www.reframecollection.org) which used open source cataloguing, social networking, curation and new web tools to help consumers, curators and educators to find, use and interact with film content.

Brian serves on the board of Muse Film & Television and is chair of the board of Rooftop Films, and was an officer of the board of Grantmakers in Film & Electronic Media (GFEM) for five years.

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Allan F. Nicholls

Co-producer

Allan F. Nicholls

Co-Producer

 

Co-producer Allan F. Nicholls is a BAFTA and WGA award nominated veteran of the movie industry having produced, directed, acted and written music for the past forty years.

Often doing multiple roles for a film, his experiences include associate producer and assistant director on Oscar nominated Dead Man Walking (1995), assistant director on the Oscar nominated The Player (1992), executive producer and assistant director for the Palme d’Or nominated Cradle Will Rock (1999), and associate producer on the Golden Globe nominated Bob Roberts (1992). His television experience includes, amongst others, being an associate director on Saturday Night Live (1989-90) and first assistant director on Tanner on Tanner (2004). He wrote A Perfect Couple (1979) and the BAFTA nominated A Wedding (1978), both directed by Robert Altman. He has also taught screenwriting at such places as Tisch School of the Arts in Asia.

To Allan’s credit too is a five-year Broadway career in several rock musicals including Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar. He also starred in such films as Nashville (1975), Slap Shot (1977), and Popeye (1980).

Jennifer D’Angelo Kircher

Co-producer

 

Jennifer D’Angelo Kircher is a veteran of feature film production in the United States. She worked primarily as an Assistant Director on more than a dozen films that include Payback, Conspiracy Theory and Ransom, along with a significant run in episodic television. She got her start in the business by fetching coffee for Bill Murray on Groundhog Day and working as a PA on Bronx Tale and Carlito’s Way. Jen holds a Bachelor of Science in Film from Northwestern University and is a graduate of the DGA’s Trainee Program.

Jen took a hiatus from production to raise her four young children, but is happy to be involved with a project as meaningful as Remittance. Living in Asia for the past nine years, she feels strongly that this story needs to be told. She is one of the only members on the crew without a Twitter account, and can be found in Singapore shuttling her kids to their sports in her mini-van.

Gwyneth Teo

Co-producer

 

Gwyneth has just graduated from the department of Communications and New Media at the National University of Singapore with the help of a partial scholarship from the Media Development Authority. Her background is in classical music and theatre, and has directed and produced a number of independent and student productions. In 2009 she co-founded Theatresque, and produced and directed a triple bill of Singaporean and international plays, consisting of works by Verena Tay, Ovidia Yu and David Auburn. In 2010 she produced a triple bill of original short plays by Singaporean students for the University Scholars Club, and has remained involved with USC Productions ever since. She is currently pursuing a career in producing film and television and is looking forward to starting as a writer in television production. She was most recently seen interning for ICM Partners at the Cannes Film Festival 2013. She is also a certified inter-faith facilitator and a published writer of short stories, and can be found on Twitter @gweena.

Tan Teck Zee

Cinematographer

 

Tan Teck Zee is a Malaysian cinematographer who has shot over eleven feature films, including Because the Night (2010), If Not Now Then When (2011), Pasar Malam (2012), and The Beggar Hero (2012). He has also worked on over a dozen short films, including Suci (2003) Best Film Murdoch University Film Festival, Molu (2004) Best Film Melville Film Festival, and Durai & Saro (2009) Special Jury Prize at the Ontario Film Festival. His eleven features include He worked second unit DP on Petaling Street Warrior (2011) and Hantu Gangster (2011). His films range in style from fast paced action films to intimate doc-style portraits. His films have played at festivals around the world and have been distributed throughout Asia.

Jon Hammond

Editor

 

Jon is an editor of more than 20 years experience in the British film and TV industry. Starting at the BBC in 1986, since then Jon has worked on all manner and types of film, but predominantly made his living in Features and TV drama. Jon came to Singapore in 2008 to teach the inaugural class at the newly opened Tisch School of the Arts Asia, where he is currently the Head of Editing.

Dimitri Kouri

Sound Mixer

 

Dimitri Kouri is a Sound Mixer/Boom Operator based in Brooklyn, New York. Over the years he has recorded and mixed audio in 7 languages and worked with crews from NY, Sicily, Cairo, and Barcelona. He has mixed several feature films and worked as a freelancer with clients such as Macy’s, Pepsico, Subway, and Nespresso. When studying at Boston University, Dimitri created the Annual Allston Film Festival, a free outdoor screening celebrating the communal DIY enthusiasm within the student community surrounding Boston, Massachusetts.

In 2012 he joined the crew of High Maintenance: The Web Series (www.helpingyoumaintain.com). The show has received high praise from Entertainment Weekly, The Rolling Stone, and GQ. He is a multi-instrumentalist and can sometimes be found underground busking with a banjo in the NYC subway.

Bradford Walterhouse

Associate Producer

 

Canadian Bradford Walterhouse has lived and worked in Singapore since 2009. The self confessed Music Geek with a love for Skateboarding couldn’t resist the opportunity to work on such a creative project with two cool film makers like Patrick and Joel.

A Golf Professional and Coach in the real world, Bradford is a passionate and resourceful addition to the Production team.

Manmeet Kaur Gill

Art Director

 

Manmeet has a Masters degree in Art History, Cinema and Painting from Kala Bhavana, Santiniketan, India. Art school broadened her vision and made her more interested in this field, which is why she moved to Singapore to study Video Production at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. She worked as video editor and sound recordist on Manipulating Entities (2013), a short documentary on Thailand puppet art. She has also worked with the National Museum of Singapore, and as an Art Director for Wither (2013), a short film. Her learning curve is steep, and so is the excitement curve.

Imran Khan

Art Director

 

Imran is a Film MFA candidate at NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia. Originally from San Jose, California, he has a background in engineering. He’s done everything from stand-up comedy to playing guitar in a band. He is looking forward to applying his formal at NYU training as well as his various informal trainings toward Remittance.

Ng Xi Jie

Casting Director

 

Xi Jie or Salty is Singaporean and works across disciplines examining aging, clowns, fantasy and culture. Works include a performance-installation Leo XIII Dream at the Singapore Arts Festival 2011; short film Post-Love at the International Ethnographic Film Festival of Quebec 2011 and Singapore Short Film Awards 2011; poetry features in local and overseas anthologies. She has developed arts programmes for seniors, contributes regularly to POSKOD.sg, will perform at the Singapore Night Festival 2013 and is planning a film about local buskers. This is her first experience with casting; she grew up with domestic helpers, who made her toasted bread with peanut butter and sugar in the mornings, cheekily pointed out her first signs of puberty and said tearful goodbyes when it was time to go.

Abishek Balasubramanian

Production Co-ordinator

 

Abishek Balasubramanian studied Mechanical Engineering, and completed the Design Centric Curriculum (DCC) at the National University of Singapore (NUS). As part of DCC, he built a personal hovercraft.

Meanwhile, Abishek was the cinematographer for the feature film Gauri (2012) – and was responsible for tackling the immense challenge of shooting the 55-minute film in just one tiny hostel room and yet keeping it visually engaging. He even used his own custom-made, cheap solutions for lighting and camera operations. His background is in photography – he has been working as a freelance and event photographer for several years and has slowly earned the reputation of being the most dependable photographer in the NUS circuit. He also has a photography venture to his name called Time Capture.

Abishek is also the Co-Founder and Head of Visuals at The Film Guys, a budding filmmaking venture in Singapore.

The Film Guys’ work can be found here.

Abishek’s photography can be found here.

Olivia Griselda

Social Media

 

Born in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, Olivia Griselda is a writer-director who has been living in Singapore for more than 10 years. Her most recent project, Alice Wants a Date, is a 7-episode comedy web series that follows a woman’s pursuit to find her ideal man by creating online dating profiles for 7 types of men. Her love for films stems from her passion for photography, which she started dabbling in at the age of 15. Having studied Marketing and Psychology at Singapore Management University, Olivia is finding her feet in balancing the art and business of filmmaking. Her favourite filmmakers include Michel Gondry, Sofia Coppola, Stanley Kubrick & Martin Scorsese. Find her on Twitter @OliviaGriselda.

Gil Talmi

Composer

 

GIL TALMI is a world-renowned EMMY nominated composer, producer and recording artist with a passion for socially conscious projects.

Blending his traditional orchestral background with eclectic world music sensibilities and tasteful analog electronics, Talmi has created a signature sound that can be heard in many award winning productions worldwide.

Some of Gil’s most recent work includes Desert Migration (Best Revenge Productions), Remittance (Greenmachine Films) and The Memory of Fish (Reelblue), narrated by Lili Taylor, which had its world premiere at SIFF 2016. 

Three Documentaries which Gil scored premiered simultaneously at Doc NYC 2015: All RiseThe Lost Arcade (26 Aries) and Love Between The Covers (Blueberry Hill Productions).

Gil has scored the Peabody Award winning documentaries Between The Folds (PBS Independent Lens), Who Killed Chea Vichea? (PBS) and New Year Baby (PBS Independent Lens), winner of the Amnesty International ‘Movies That Matter’ Award.

Luca. L

Storyboard Artist, Blogger

 

Luca works primarily in the visual arts but has experimented across various disciplines. Some of her work includes performance (‘Proxemics’, Singapore Arts Festival 2011), and set design (‘White Collar’, USProductions 2012; ‘Paper Men’ Lit Up! 2012). Lately she’s been involved in more photo-based and film-based projects, working as the second unit DP for ‘Misitu Wetu’, an upcoming environmental documentary. She studies English Literature at the National University of Singapore, and also studied at Yale University, New Haven. While at Yale, she was the Graphic Designer for AURA, the Yale Undergraduate Journal Of Comparative Literature. She has always been interested in the film-making process and is excited to be involved in the production of ‘Remittance’.

Her work can be found here and here. She also recently began writing a blog on culture and the arts.

Tan Wei Fen

Make Up Artist

 

Wei Fen Tan is a self-trained beauty makeup artist (Maxim Singapore, Spektre Sunglasses) whose love for film has lead her to working on various independent films and collaborations with NYU Tisch.

See more of her work here http://weifentan.tumblr.com