SEBASTIAN TAN, CHAIRMAN
GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR OF SHOOTING GALLERY ASIA
Sebastian has been known to be a maverick possessing a unique and effective blend of creativity, fiery passion and foresight. Armed with only a 35mm camera, a couple of lenses and the proceeds from the sale of his car, Shooting Gallery Photography was born in 1987. To date, Shooting Gallery Asia is a collective of 18 companies with a presence in 10 countries. Sebastian sits on the advisory panel at Temasek Polytechnic’s School of Design, Singapore Media Academy and the Institute of Technical Education’s DMAAC. He is also an Advisory member of the Singapore Film Commission and President Emeritus, PPAS.
BOO JUNFENG, BOARD MEMBER
Boo Junfeng has written and directed 2 feature films and several award-winning short films. His debut film, Sandcastle (2010) was the first Singapore film invited to Cannes Critics’ Week, while Apprentice (2016) premiered at Cannes Un Certain Regard. Apprentice has shown at more than 80 festivals around the world and was Singapore’s 2016 official entry for the Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film category. Boo was conferred the Young Artist Award in 2009 and the Singapore Youth Award in 2011.
WINIFRED LOH, BOARD MEMBER
Winifred moves between the private, public and people sectors seamlessly. She formerly headed the Centre for Non-Profit Leadership to advocate for planned leadership and to nurture leadership capability for the non-profit sector. She was also AWARE President from 2012 – 2016. She started her career in Learning, Organization Development and Human Resources, and held executive roles in public-listed companies across diverse industries. She has served on ecumenical juries for film festivals in Hong Kong, Iran, Bangladesh and Berlin, and founded the community-led Cana Film Festival, Singapore.
JEAN S LOW, BOARD MEMBER
Jean has over 28 years of experience in finance, consultancy and risk management. She was recently Finance Director of United World College of Southeast Asia, a not-for-profit school. Prior to this, she spent over 10 years with the Mapletree Group, a Temasek owned real estate development and management company, first as Head of Risk Management and then as CFO of one of the Group’s REITs listed on the SGX. She holds an MBA from the London Business School and a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Singapore Institute of Chartered Accountants.
ALAN SEAH, BOARD MEMBER
EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR, MEDIACORP
Alan has been in the advertising industry for almost 30-years, a career that has spanned New York, London and Singapore. He is currently an Executive Creative Director at Mediacorp, where he heads the media company’s Idea Factory and Creative Services departments. Alan is also active in Singapore’s civil society. He is currently part of the steering committee of Pink Dot, Singapore’s de facto annual LGBTQ pride event.
HARESH SHARMA, BOARD MEMBER
RESIDENT PLAYWRIGHT, THE NECESSARY STAGE
Haresh Sharma has written more than 100 plays, some of which have been adapted into feature films and telemovies, such as Fundamentally Happy and Off Centre, which is currently a Literature text for ‘N’ and ‘O’ Levels. Haresh is the first non-American to be awarded the prestigious Goldberg Master Playwright by New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2011. In 2014, he was conferred the Southeast Asian Writers (S.E.A. Write) Award (Singapore), which recognises and honours literary excellence in the ASEAN region. He was awarded the Cultural Medallion in 2015.
ROYSTON TAN, BOARD MEMBER
A Temasek Polytechnic graduate, Royston Tan’s films have screened worldwide at film festivals and received over 75 awards. He has made 5 feature- length films and continues to work on short films when the right idea comes along. Tan is one of the most influential filmmakers locally. In 2002, the National Arts Council honoured him with the Young Artist Award. In 2004, Time Magazine cited Tan as one of the ‘Top 20 Asian Heroes’. Tan received the Singapore Youth Award, the highest youth accolade from the National Youth Council, in 2010.
TAN PIN PIN, BOARD MEMBER
Tan Pin Pin is an award-winning director of Singapore GaGa, To Singapore, with Love and Invisible City, and a lawyer by training. Her works have screened at Berlinale, Busan, Flaherty, Vision du Reel and the Lincoln Centre. She has won awards from Cinema du Reel, Taiwan International Documentary Festival and Dubai International Film Festival. Pin Pin was on the Jury at the Busan International Film Festival. She was a board member of the National Archives of Singapore, The Substation, and Centre for the Arts. She is also a co-founding member of filmcommunitysg, an advocacy group for Singapore independent filmmakers.