Producer / Director
I am a Singapore-based producer-director who has worked with award-winning UK factual production companies like Nutopia, Pioneer Productions, Arrow Media, Lion Television and Darlow Smithson Productions delivering to Netflix, Channel 4 (UK), PBS (USA), Discovery, National Geographic, Science Channel, Smithsonian Channel, History Channels etc.; in g... Read More
I am a Singapore-based producer-director who has worked with award-winning UK factual production companies like Nutopia, Pioneer Productions, Arrow Media, Lion Television and Darlow Smithson Productions delivering to Netflix, Channel 4 (UK), PBS (USA), Discovery, National Geographic, Science Channel, Smithsonian Channel, History Channels etc.; in genres as diverse as Archaeology, Architecture, History, Science, Engineering, Technology, Culture, Politics, Nutrition and Travel.
Along with my Director of Photography partner, Brian McDairmant, I run a production services and fixing company - TWO CHIEFS (www.twochiefs.com) - centrally-located in the heart of Asia, Singapore. We are available-for-hire for shoots as far north as Japan and China; to the Indian subcontinent (including Sri Lanka); and to the wider Pacific area, including Australia and New Zealand.
Two Chiefs have serviced UK shoots remotely for over a decade.
Previously an acquisitions and commissioning exec with Discovery Networks and National Geographic Channel, I also have an insider's understanding of the needs of non-fiction or documentary broadcasters.
Our corporate clients have included HSBC, UBS, Exxon Mobil, Unilever, SITA, Virgin, GlaxoSmithKline, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Philips.
I have researched and interviewed politicians & policy makers; captains-of-industry; academics: social theorists & historians; billionaires, scientists & engineers; refugees, kick-boxers, fishermen & beauty queens.
I bring a rare combination of a UK sensibility to factual production, with a local's understanding of the region. Navigating the sensitivities of shooting in Asia's very different cultures is my strength. Read Less
Su-Mae is a talented and highly capable Producer-Director, who I have worked with on several occasions All of these projects required someone who could be relied upon to interpret and execute a specific brief, when I was unable to travel from the UK. In Su-Mae's case, her filmic sensibility and knowledge of techniques and equipment, as well as practical ingenuity in meeting the constraints of time and budget, allowed us to be far more ambitious than we would otherwise.
I would heartily recommend her for any producer-director role.
Media I Work In:
Locations I can work in:
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
New Delhi, India
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Wellington, New Zealand
Seoul, South Korea
PADI Diving Licence
New Secrets of the Terracotta Warriors - Winner: Best Public Presentation of Archaeology award at the 2014 British Archaeological Awards (British Museum)