Francis has been writing and directing original content since 2001. He has worked extensively on media of different genres, including commercials, brand stories, documentaries, and dramatic films. In 2010, Singapore Tourism Board commissioned him to direct a film for The World Expo in Shanghai. His work has traveled to festivals across Europe and Asia, and won critical awards.
As a director, Francis hopes to explore the human condition with a poetics that is identifiably Asian yet universal in its narrative sensibilities. He views such endeavour as an artistic extension of his first love - the written word. As a writer, Francis has presented his poetry at literary festivals, notably ASEAN Universities Arts Festival, and ASEAN Writers’ Conference. In 2017, IMDA and LaSalle College of the Arts sponsored his stint at the inaugural WritersLab, a screenwriting workshop designed to hothouse script development.
Francis has an Honours degree in English Literature and professional qualifications in education [PGDE, Gifted].
lillian yong |business director
Lillian read Economics and Statistics at National University of Singapore and has professional qualifications in Marketing Management and Adult Learning. Since 2013, Lillian has lent her industry expertise as an Associate Trainer to CET [Continuing Education & Training] Academies. She trains adult learners and facilitates workshops in business management and communications skills, entrepreneurship skills, business communications and events management modular courses. She obtained her Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment [ACTAv5] in 2017.
Apart from her work and experience in education, Lillian possesses more than 20 years of working experience in Business Development, Projects Management, Sales & Marketing Management and Customer Relationship Management. She has led initiatives that successfully secured cash and in-kind contributions from main sponsors and corporate and also pioneered sponsorship efforts for corporate and business entities at a regional level. She consults with businesses and NGOs in events management and business development related matters.