About Edmund


Edmund Yeo makes films in both Malaysia and Japan. His short films have won critical acclaim in major film festivals around the world. He was the youngest Malaysian director to ever compete at the Venice Film Festival in 2009 with his Japanese-language short “Kingyo”.

The following year, he won the Best Asian Short Film Award at the Busan International Film Festival with his Malaysian short, “Inhalation” and competed at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival.

Numerous of his short films, “Exhalation”, “Last Fragments of Winter” and “Floating Sun” were screened at film festivals in Rotterdam, Dubai, Jeonju, Dubai and others.

Yeo holds a PhD. on global information and telecommunications studies from Waseda University. He is also the producer, editor and co-writer of Woo Ming Jin’s films “The Elephant and the Sea” (2007), “Woman on Fire Looks for Water” (2009), “The Tiger Factory” (2010), which premiered at Cannes Film Festival, and “Second Life of Thieves” (2014).

His debut feature film “River of Exploding Durians” premiered at the Main Competition section of the Tokyo International Film Festival 2014. The first Malaysian film in history to attain this honour.

Contact Edmund here.

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)
FLOATING SUN (2013) (short)
RIVER OF EXPLODING DURIANS (2014)

    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