Pifuskin stillPifuskin


Short film, 4'25"
Pixilation, photocopies

Hush Baby stillHush Baby


Short film, 3'40"
Hand-drawn, pixilation

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White stillWhite


Short film, 2'05"
Stop-motion animation

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Foundin photoFoundin


Installation
Website, figurines

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Swing stillSwing


Short film commission, 2'45"
Hand-drawn

Synopsis

The Team

A man scratches the skin he lives in.

Director
Editor
Sound & Music

Tan Wei Keong
Loo Zihan
Darren Ng

Screenings

Film Stills

London International Animation Festival
In Competition, United Kingdom
24 Oct - 2 Nov '14

Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Special Programme, Australia
9 Oct '14

Intermediaciones Muestra de videoarte y video experimental
Official Selection, Colombia
7 - 10 Oct '14

Anim’est International Animation Film Festival
In Competition, Romania
3 - 12 Oct '14

Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival
Special Programme, United Kingdom
16 - 21 Sep '14

Commonwealth at Glasgow Film Theatre
Official Selection, Scotland
27 Jul ‘14

Animasivo
In Competition, Mexico
23 – 27 Jul ‘14

Animafest Cyprus
Special Programme, Cyprus
17 – 20 Jul ‘14

Toronto International Film Festival
Special Programme, Canada
1 Jul ‘14

Edinburgh International Film Festival
Official Selection, Scotland
18 – 29 Jun ‘14

Annecy International Animation Film Festival
Official Selection, France
09 – 14 Jun ‘14

Zagreb Animafest
In Competition, Croatia
03 – 08 Jun ‘14

  • Pifuskin
  • Pifuskin
  • Pifuskin
  • Pifuskin
  • Pifuskin
  • Pifuskin

Synopsis

The Team

A curious baby is protected from an environment of temptation.

Director/ Producer
Editor
Sound Designer
Pixilation

Animation

Colouring

Tan Wei Keong
Tan Wei Keong
Vanessa Seow
Loo Zihan

Tan Wei Keong

Henry Zhuang
Harry Zhuang

Screenings and Awards

Film Stills

SGFilm Channel
Woodlands Regional Library, Singapore
1 – 13 Jan ‘14

SGFilm Channel
Gardens by the Bay, Supertree Grove, Singapore
17 Jan ‘14

Night Festival, SGFilm Channel: POP-UP Cinema
Singapore Art Museum Glass Hall, Singapore
30 – 31 Aug ‘13

Seoul international Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival
In Competition, South Korea
14 – 17 Sep ‘12

Hong Kong International Mobile Film Awards
In Competition, Hong Kong
Best Animation Gold
20 – 23 Mar ‘12

Very Short International Film Festival
In Competition, Singapore
Originality Award
06 – 08 May ‘11

Animatricks Animation Festival
Official Selection, Helsinki (Finland)
14 – 17 Oct ‘10

KROK International Animated Film Festival
In Competition, Ukraine
18 – 27 Sep ‘10

ReAnimania International Animation Film Festival
In Competition, Yerevan (Armenia)
09 – 13 Sep ‘10

Children’s Season at Singapore Art Museum 8Q
Exhibition, Singapore
14 May – 18 Jul ‘10

Anifest 2010
In Competition, Teplice (Czech Republic)
18 – 23 May ‘10

17th Internationale Trickfilm-Festival Stuttgart
In Competition, Stuttgart (Germany)
04 – 09 May ‘10

Animex 2010
In Competition, Middlesbrough (UK)
08 – 12 Feb ‘10

Singapore Short Film Awards
In Competition, Singapore
Best Animation
30 Jan ‘10

BALINALE International Film Festival
Official Selection, Bali (Indonesia)
20 – 25 Oct ‘09

The Kaleidoscope, Asian Cultural Collaboration Forum
Asian Animation, Hong Kong
4, 10, 17 Oct ‘09

11th TBS Digicon6, Singapore Regional Award
Singapore Showcase as part of Animation Nation, Singapore
Second Prize
10 Oct ‘09

5th Singapore Short Film Festival
Animated Shorts (In Competition), Singapore
Voice Award Singapore
17 Sep ‘09

Vancouver Singapore Film Festival
Official Selection, Vancouver (Canada)
05 Sep ‘09

6th Singapore Short Cuts
Official Selection, Singapore
22 Aug ‘09

5th IndPanda International Short Film Festival
Official Selection, Hong Kong
31 Jul – 19 Aug ‘09

2nd San Joaquin International Film Festival
Official Selection, California (USA)
14 – 23 May ‘09

22nd Singapore International Film Festival
Silver Screen Awards, Singapore
Special Mention
14 – 25 Apr ‘09

  • Hush Baby
  • Hush Baby
  • Hush Baby
  • Hush Baby
  • Hush Baby
  • Hush Baby

Synopsis

The Team

A man, dissatisfied with a white cube for a head, decides to give it up immediately for a fanciful one in the name of self-improvement, only to find himself unwillingly dealing with the consequence.

Director/ Producer
Editor
Sound Designer
Supervisor

Animation

Tan Wei Keong
Tan Wei Keong
Loo Zihan
Eileen Reynolds

Tan Wei Keong

Screenings and Awards

Film Stills

Asian Connection Film Festival
Official Selection, Lyon (France)
3 – 10 Nov ‘10

Children’s Season at Singapore Art Museum 8Q
Exhibition, Singapore
14 May – 18 Jul ‘10

BALINALE International Film Festival
Official Selection, Bali (Indonesia)
20 – 25 Oct ‘09

11th TBS Digicon6, Singapore Regional Award
Singapore Showcase as part of Animation Nation, Singapore
Prize of Effort
10 Oct ‘09

Short Circuit 2009
creative [SIN]ergy event, London (UK)
3 Jul ‘09

Singapore Animated
Singapore Creative Network UK event, London (UK)
25 Oct ‘08

Phoenix Awards
The Asia Film, Video and Digital Media Awards, Singapore
Best Animated Film by a Student
11 Sep ‘08

Animex International Festival of Animation & Computer Games
Animex Awards, Middlesbrough (UK)
4 – 8 Feb ‘08

Portable Film Festival
South-East Asian Cinema
10 Dec ‘07

Animation Nation 2007
International Shorts & Singapore Showcase, Singapore
23 Nov – 1 Dec ‘07

PROJECT: slingSHORT
Singapore Creative Network UK event, London (UK)
25 Nov ‘07

Encounters Short Film Festival
Emerging Talent & Singapore Showcase, Bristol (UK)
21 – 25 Nov ‘07

Singapore Season China 2007
Official Selection, Beijing (China)
11 – 15 Oct ‘07

Fresh Film Fest International Student Film Festival
Panorama Official Selection, Prague (Czech Republic)
22 – 26 Aug ‘07

Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival
Singapore Best Shorts, Yogyakarta (Indonesia)
29 Jul – 2 Aug ‘07

Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia
Asia International, Tokyo (Japan)
25 Jun – 1 Jul ‘07

Commonalities: 10th Anniversary Racial Harmony
The Arts House, Singapore
27 May ‘07

20th Singapore International Film Festival
Silver Screen Awards, Singapore
Special Achievement Award
18 – 30 Apr ‘07

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About

The Team

2013 - ongoing

Foundin is a city installation of miniature plastic figurines left in public places to be found by passersby. A month before the installation, Foundin asks participants, whom we call 'Adopters', to choose a figurine online and tell us what they might be waiting for -- in life.

When a figurine is found, the finder keeps it and logs the find on Foundin website by accessing a web link or QR code printed on the wooden card. The Finder will get to read the message left by the Adopter and have the option to contact the Adopter by email. Summarised on the project website, all figurines are updated 'live' on their statuses, namely "Found", "Lost" and "Waiting".

Go Foundin.org or facebook page for latest update.

Artist
Producer
Technical Director
Designer

Tan Wei Keong
Samuel Woo
Ryan Tan
Samuel Woo

Foundin is a commission of the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2014. As of 19 January 2014, 1200 hrs:

1,084 figurines have been placed, with

651 figurines FOUND, of which 410 had finders reply to messages left by the adopters,

201 figurines WAITING and

232 figurines LOST

The top 3 words used in the messages are "find", "life" and "new". To see the word cloud, visit foundin.org/about

A figurine's average waiting time: 1 day 8 hours 17 min 30 sec

Quickest found: 57 sec

Total of 8298 visitors and 30,840 views. With participation from 48 countries and 83% Singaporean participants.

Synopsis

The Team

"Swing" is a true personal account about death and dying. Running contrary to the popular notion that Accident & Emergency workers are emotionally numb to the effects of death, healthcare worker Sally recounts a particularly painful experience of having to explain to a pregnant woman that her husband has passed away.

Using the original audio excerpt as a narrative anchor, filmmaker Tan Wei Keong uses plants as poignant metaphors for this story. As plants grow, bear fruit, wilt and endure the rain, we witness symbolic representations that are abstract and yet masterfully precise in their connections to the thematic concerns of the film. Despite its brevity, "Swing" is an emotionally stirring piece about the cyclical nature of life and death experienced through a galvanising moment in Sally’s medical career.

- Text from 11th Singapore Short Cuts, Official Selection.

Director
Executive Producer
Interviewee

Animation

Commissioned by



Produced by


Presented at


Curated by

Tan Wei Keong
Jasmine Ng
Sally Pang

Tan Wei Keong

Lien Foundation
Ang Chin Moh Foundation

ArtsWok
Drama Box

Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

Jasmine Ng

Screening

Film Stills

11th Singapore Short Cuts
Official Selection, Singapore
20 Sep ‘14

Both Sides, Now
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore
16 Nov – 10 Jan ‘14

  • Swing: An interview with Sally
  • Swing: An interview with Sally

Wei Keong’s animated short films "White" and "Hush Baby" received the Special Achievement and Special Mention awards respectively at the Singapore International Film Festival in 2007 and 2009. His public art installation Foundin at the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2014 engaged over 2,000 participants and 31,000 online viewerships on the project website.

Granted a Media Education Scholarship by the Media Development Authority of Singapore in 2007, Wei Keong holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Animation from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

He was the Chair of the Student Volunteer Program for SIGGRAPH Asia 2010 in Seoul and was a committee member for the SIGGRAPH Asia conferences in Yokohama (2009) and Singapore (2008).

    Film poster design for 'ILO ILO', 2013 (International version) Film poster design for 'ILO ILO', 2013 (Singapore version)



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