Jennifer Lim is an actress and filmmaker. Born in Singapore and currently residing in London. She has worked extensively in film, theatre & TV as an actress in the UK, USA and Europe. Her film work includes ‘Hostel’, ‘Clone’,’Piercing Brightness’, ‘Rogue Trader’ and most recently ‘A Monster Calls’ (to be released Oct 2016). Theatre includes National Theatre, Young Vic, various UK regional theatres and American Repertory Theatre. TV includes ‘League of Gentlemen’ and ‘Holby City’ for the BBC.
She is thrilled that her two projects representing her twin passions of film and theatre are part of SG50.
ANNIE JAEL KWAN
Annie trained in theatre arts, film and cultural theory at Goldsmiths College and then obtained a postgraduate qualification in Law. After teaching Drama and Theatre Arts for several years at Goldsmiths, she worked as producer and curator on numerous arts projects, including with arts collective, The Light Surgeons from 2006 till the present. Projects include immersive installation, Domestic Archaeology at the Geffrye Museum; Articulated London, a large-scale multidisciplinary exhibition at the four storey London Oxo Barge House, the Overture Film commissioned by the South Bank Centre and projected on the Royal Festival Hall, the visuals for Vangelis: A New Hope; “TLS vs ELO”, a LED installation on the front façade of the Wembley Theatre. Apart from being co-director and founder of Something Human, a curatorial partnership focused on live and visual art projects in UK and Europe, she was also Festival Producer for SEA ArtsFest, the UK’s only arts festival focused on Southeast Asia, and led on curating its visual arts programme and SEA ArtsFilm, its screening programme of feature-length and short moving image works.
Theatre Memories has been a wonderful and vivid way to reconnect with her roots in Singapore as well as her theatrical start in the arts.
Kirsten Han – Production Manager
Kirsten Han is a freelance writer, journalist and project manager. Wielding cameras, pens or laptops, she’s worked on documentary productions and covered stories in countries like Scotland, Greece and Malaysia. Her work has been published on platforms like Al Jazeera English, the Guardian, Roads and Kingdoms and Southeast Asia Globe. She is most interested in social justice and human rights issues, and loves hearing personal stories.
Theatre Memories is her first time traipsing around Singapore in search of theatre practitioners, and it has been a great ride.
Calum Stuart – Videographer / Editor
Calum Stuart is a Scottish-Welsh videographer and journalist. He filmed news events in the UK and Greece, and covered stories in Singapore and Burma. He previously worked as an equipment technician in the events industry, which included working the 2012 Olympics, and putting large luminous balloons along Hadrian’s Wall for some reason.
He graduated from a prestigious university with a… fairly prestigious degree; a newcomer to Singapore he continues to adjust to the Inferno-like heat, and largely took this job to fund his sushi addiction.
Esmonde Luo – Art Director
Esmonde is a tutor, gardener, and amateur naturalist/forager. From time to time, he practises his cooking and hosts dinners, both of which give him much joy. Once in a while, he also gets to work on various film and theatre productions, especially in the area of art direction.
Currently, he is working with a friend on her documentary, as well as writing a story which he plans to make into a graphic novel. After this production is done, he intends to go for a solo camping trip in some wild, jungle-y part of Singapore.
Vanessa Ban – Designer
Vanessa Ban is a graphic designer, artist, and lecturer. Her work focuses on the cross-fields of contemporary art and design, with clients ranging from organizations, institutions and SMEs to independent galleries, artists and curators. Recent clients include the biennale Singapore International Photography Festival, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, LASALLE College of the Arts, NUS Museum, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore and CCS Bard Center for Curatorial Studies. Notable exhibitions include shows at the London Design Festival, Silverlens Galleries, The Arts House, Phunk Studio, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, Aliwal Arts Centre, 2902 Gallery and the Red Dot Design Museum.