Chai Yee Wei
|Chai Yee Wei|
21 June 1976|
|Occupation||Film director, writer and producer|
|Employer||Hot Cider Films|
Blood Ties, |
That Girl in Pinafore (2013),
"Benjamin's last day at Katong Swimming Complex" (2017)
|Awards||Grand Prix George Lucas Award|
Chai Yee Wei (born June 21, 1976), is a Singapore film director, writer and producer. He is also the founder of film studio Hot Cider Films.
His debut feature film Blood Ties, which premiered on 10 September 2009, was funded under the Singapore Film Commission's New Feature Film Fund and backed by Oak3. Before that, Yee Wei had also made many comedy short films, such as Loser, Lau Sai (Diarrhea) and My Blue Heaven amongst others.
Along the way, Yee Wei also founded Curry Favor, the first Japanese curry specialty restaurant in Singapore, and started several other businesses including an IT company and wedding photography business.
Yee Wei lives in Singapore, and is married to Diane Chan.
In June 2018, Yee Wei was announced as the recipient of the Grand Prix George Lucas Award at the 20th Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia for his short film Benjamin's Last Day At Katong Swimming Complex, a wistful, nostalgic story that touches on a young boy's sexual awakening, as well as the loss of heritage with Singapore's rapid development. It premiered at the Singapore International Film Festival in November. The former award makes his short film eligible for the 2019 Oscars Academy Awards.
- Blood Ties 还魂 (2009)
- Twisted 撞鬼 (2011)
- That Girl in Pinafore 我的朋友, 我的同学, 我爱过的一切 (2013)
- I Want You (2014)
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