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Biography


Born 1984 in Singapore, trained as a filmmaker in Australia, and now based in Japan. Edmund is a Malaysian filmmaker who began writing and directing short films in 2008.

His first short film, CHICKEN RICE MYSTERY (2008) received a Best Acting Performance award for its lead actress Kimmy Kiew, and also a jury honourable mention at Malaysia's BMW Shorties 2008. A few months later after moving to Tokyo, Yeo made an experimental short, FLEETING IMAGES (2008), a homage to Sans Soleil by French director Chris Marker. The short won the Grand Prix at the 6th CON-CAN Movie Festival in 2009 from an international jury that consisted of members like the internationally-acclaimed Japanese filmmaker Naomi Kawase.

He began rising to prominence in 2009 by writing and directing LOVE SUICIDES (2009) and KINGYO (2009), two short films loosely adapted from the works of Yasunari Kawabata. LOVE SUICIDES had its world premiere at the Festival Paris Cinéma 2009 and won the Best Director awards at the China Mobile Film Festival 2009 and Doi Saket International Film Festival 2010.

KINGYO, his first Japanese-language short, was selected for competition at the 66th Venice International Film Festival. He was the youngest Malaysian filmmaker to ever compete in the prestigious film festival. At the same year, he produced and edited Woo Ming Jin's WOMAN ON FIRE LOOKS FOR WATER (2009), which was also screened at the 66th Venice International Film Festival.

In 2010, Yeo produced, co-wrote and edited Woo Ming Jin's The Tiger Factory. The Tiger Factory premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. Yeo directed numerous short films of his own on the same year. He was one of the eight filmmakers for Prada's Yo Video! Project, directing a one-minute short film called NOW that was streamed on Prada's official website.

Yeo also directed a short film spin-off of The Tiger Factory called Inhalation, which was selected for competition as a standalone short film at Pusan International Film Festival 2010 and Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2011. He ended up winning the Best Asian Short Film award in Pusan. Inhalation was played together with The Tiger Factory at certain festival screenings, like Vancouver, Tokyo, Jakarta and Cinemanila International Film Festivals.

His other short film Exhalation premiered in competition at the Dubai International Film Festival in December 2010 before screening at the Rotterdam, Jeonju, Shanghai and Curtas Vila Du Conde International Film Festivals.

FILMOGRAPHY


As director

CHICKEN RICE MYSTERY (2008) (short)
FLEETING IMAGES (2009) (short)
LOVE SUICIDES (2009) (short)
KINGYO (2009) (short)
THE WHITE FLOWER (2010) (short)
AFTERNOON RIVER, EVENING SKY (2010) (short)
NOW (2010) (short)
INHALATION (2010) (short)
EXHALATION (2010) (short)
60 SECONDS OF SOLITUDE IN YEAR ZERO (segment "I Dreamt of Someone Dreaming Of Me") (2011)
LAST FRAGMENTS OF WINTER (2011) (short)

(Go to my short films for more details)
    As producer
    THE ELEPHANT AND THE SEA (2007) (feature film) credited as associate producer
    • Seoul Cinema Digital Film Festival 2007
      Critics Award
      Best Director Award (Woo Ming Jin)
    • Torino International Film Festival 2007
      Special Jury Prize
    • DIBA Barcelona Film Festival 2008
      Best Director (Woo Ming Jin)
    • Lisbon Village Film Festival 2008
      Best Film
    BLUE ROOF (2007) (short film) credited as co-producer and editor
    • Pusan International Film Festival 2007
    • Rotterdam International Film Festival 2008
    DAYS OF THE TURQUOISE SKY (2008) (television) credited as co-producer and editor
    • Bangkok International Film Festival 2008
      Special Jury Prize
    • Seoul Cinema Digital Film Festival 2008
      Official selection for competition
    • Hong Kong International Film Festival 2008
    • Taipei International Film Festival 2008
    WOMAN ON FIRE LOOKS FOR WATER (2009) (feature film) as producer and editor
    • Venice Film Festival 2009
    • Pusan International Film Festival 2009
    • Cinemanila International Film Festival
      Special mention (South East Asian competition)
    • Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2009
    • Rotterdam International Film Festival 2010
    • San Francisco International Film Festival 2010
    • Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival 2010
    • CPH PIX 2010 (Denmark)
    • Los Angeles International Film Festival 2010
    • New York Asian Film Festival 2010
    • ERA New Horizons Film Festival 2010
    • Asian American International Film Festival 2010
    • Fukuoka International Film Festival 2010
    • Vienna International Film Festival 2010
    THE TIGER FACTORY (2010) (feature film) as producer, co-writer and editor
    • Cannes Film Festival 2010
    • Hamburg International Film Festival 2010
    • Vancouver International Film Festival 2010
    • Pusan International Film Festival 2010
    • Tokyo International Film Festival 2010
      Jury Special Mention (Winds Of Asia category)
    • Mumbai International Film Festival 2010
    • Black Night Film Festival - Tallin 2010
    • Rotterdam International Film Festival 2011
    • Black Movie, Geneva International Film Festival 2011
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