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COVID-19: George Putong on Marketing & Pivots | S3E3

2020 has been the most challenging year in recent memory, with the COVID19 situation hitting all sectors. Our third season is about COVID19 and its impact on the creative production industry.

This podcast aims to be as neutral as possible, to present information, opinions and commentary in a manner that, we hope, is fair and useful to everyone.  

In the episodes to come, we talk with Production Companies, Freelancers, and Performers in our community, and seek industry-specific advice from Financial Planners, Marketing consultants, networking experts, Professional Coaches and Psychologists.  

And, in what could be the biggest topic as segments of our community are facing enormous uncertainty during this Covid19 emergency, we discuss what it means to be responsible for our own Careers, and know the how and when to Pivot to something new.   

For our third episode, we sat down with George Putong, currently with LinkedIn after over a decade working in the creative production industry. 

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COVID-19: Jackie They – Edutech Roadmap Asia | S3E2

2020 has been the most challenging year in recent memory, with the COVID19 situation hitting all sectors. Our third season is about COVID19 and its impact on the creative production industry.

This podcast aims to be as neutral as possible, to present information, opinions and commentary in a manner that, we hope, is fair and useful to everyone.

In the episodes to come, we talk with Production Companies, Freelancers, and Performers in our community, and seek industry-specific advice from Financial Planners, Marketing consultants, networking experts, Professional Coaches and Psychologists.

And, in what could be the biggest topic as segments of our community are facing enormous uncertainty during this Covid19 emergency, we discuss what it means to be responsible for our own Careers, and know the how and when to Pivot to something new.

For our 2nd episode, we sat down with Jackie They, CEO of Edutech Roadmap Asia, who has pivoted many times in her career and is enormously experienced in production from her time running content creation for major agencies including DDB and BBDO

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COVID-19: Desmond Tan – Typical Films | S3E1

2020 has been the most challenging year in recent memory, with the COVID19 situation hitting all sectors. Our third season is about COVID19 and the impact on Singapore’s creative production industry.

This podcast aims to be as neutral as possible, to present information, opinions and commentary in a manner that, we hope, is fair and useful to everyone.

In the episodes to come, we talk with Production Companies, Freelancers, and Performers in our community, and seek industry-specific advice from Financial Planners, Marketing consultants, networking experts, Professional Coaches and Psychologists.

And, in what could be the biggest topic as segments of our community are facing enormous uncertainty during this Covid19 emergency, we discuss what it means to be responsible for our own Careers, and know the how and when to Pivot to something new. 

If you’re looking for medical information, please visit the Ministry of Health website at moh.gov.sg

For the first episode of our COVID19 season, we sat down with the boss of an award-winning production company, Desmond Tan of Atypical Films

This Freelancer Life – Christian Lee, Jason Chan of BananaMana Films | S2E12

Christian Lee and Jason Chan are 2 writers/directors who both came from acting backgrounds. Both are based in Singapore (having moved from Australia and the US respectively) and run the production company BananaMana Films Pte Ltd. 

Having started in corporate video production, BananaMana Films quickly moved into creative video production for corporate companies and now create narrative content for the web, TV, and film.

They wrote, starred, directed and produced “Jimami Tofu”, a full-length motion picture set in Okinawa, Japan. The film is still in theatres in Singapore a year after its release, and their story of how they hustled and innovated to get this into the cinemas makes for a fascinating listen.

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This Freelancer Life – Desmond Tan Atypical Films | S2E10

Last year, this amazing ad for McDonalds, went viral, garnering press from around the world including buzzfeed, and racked up over 1 million views on YouTube. We talk to one of Singapore’s best commercials director, Desmond Tan of Atypical Films

Desmond heads Atypical Films which features a bevy of directors. You can reach Atypical via email

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This Freelancer Life – William Chan TMRWW | S2E9

We talk to William Chan, one of Singapore’s best designers, whose art collective PHUNK Studio won the President’s Design Award in 2017. He’s been part of PHUNK for 25 years with 3 partners, all from LaSalle School of the Arts, spent several years at MTV learning about broadcast design and the last 6 years have seen William helming his own design firm, TMRRW.

TMRRW is a multidisciplinary creative studio based in Singapore. We help brands, businesses to communicate creatively & effectively through the design of motion. We believe in ‘Art + Science = Wonder’.

This Freelancer Life – Dave Tan S2E8

In our 8th episode, we talk with Dave Tan, a filmmaker, and voice over talent who is best known as the frontman for Electrico, one of Singapore’s more successful rock bands that signed with Universal Music and releasing 3 albums.

Dave also shares his start in media as a sports journalist, his move into on-air promos, the decision to say goodbye to a steady job with Nickelodeon to pursue his music career and his documentary film about Mambo Jambo, a mid-week dance phenomenon at Zouk for 21 years. He’s writing a screenplay with designs to break into feature film directing.

This Freelancer Life – Jasmine Ng S2E7

In our 7th episode, we talk with Jasmine Ng, a filmmaker who tells stories across different media. She’s worked in film, television, theatre, and site-specific installations. Her credit list includes Moveable Feast, Eating Air, SHIRKERS, Lonely Planet Six Degrees, FUTURE FEED, Our Town, In The Silence of Your Heart).

She edited Eric Khoo’s 12 Storeys (Cannes-Un Certain Regard), co-directed and produced Moveable Feast (Clermont-Ferrand, Museum of Modern Art-New York), and co-directed Eating Air with Kelvin Tong. (Rotterdam IFF VPRO Tigers Competition, FIPRESCI Special Critics Mention, SFC Young Cinema Award).

She also has many broadcast-commissioned hours under her belt, having directed narrative-factual programmes for Discovery Channel, National Geographic, and others. She is one of the co-founders and current president of the Singapore Association of Motion Picture Professionals.

This Freelancer Life – Hossan Leong S2E6

In our 6th episode, we talk to Hossan Leong, one of the most loved and recognized performers working today in Singapore and shows no signs of slowing down. With skills as diverse as singing, dancing, acting, piano playing and stand up comedy, he’s as in-demand as ever.

Known as “Singapore Boy”, is putting on his final solo show this August and shares the lessons he’s learned over his career on how to strike a good work-life balance, when to choose art over money and what’s next for this multi-talented entertainer.

Check out Double Confirm, his production company.

This Freelancer Life – Vanessa Fernandez S2E5

This episode we talk with Vanessa Fernandez, an artist-producer, who’s released soul/electronic music, managed radio stations and believes in positively shaping culture through music. Her solo career, under the moniker of Vandetta, is keeping her incredibly busy – check out her website soundslikevan

She has performed at festivals around the world and has also released music on major labels such as Universal & EMI, independent labels, Syndicate, Groove Note Records, Medallion Sounds, as well as her imprint, Ownself Records.

She has been featured in Singapore’s National Day theme song video “We Are Singapore” and sang the National Anthem at the Singapore F1 Grand Prix 2018. She produced the Hear65 (Singapore Showcase) at BIGSOUND, Brisbane, and will run the Noise Music Mentorship for the National Arts Council in 2018/19.