last update 2018-01-26
Bradley Liew is a 28-year-old Malaysian-born Philippines-based filmmaker who works as a Director, Cinematographer and Producer in both countries.
In 2012, he was accepted into the Asian Film Academy of the Busan International Film Festival where he won the Lumos Award for Outstanding Performance from celebrated Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke. He is also an alumnus of the NAFF Fantastic Film School, Berlinale Talents, Tokyo Talents, Locarno Filmmakers Academy, EAVE Ties That Bind and the Sam Spiegel International Film Lab.
In 2016, he completed his first feature film, a Malaysian-Philippine coproduction entitled Singing in Graveyards, which was the recipient of the Visions Sud Est Production Support Fund, the Southeast Asian Film Lab’s Most Promising Project Award and the Talents Tokyo Next Masters Support Program International Promotion Fund. It made its world premiere in-competition at the Venice International Film Festival Critics’ Week. It went on to compete in festivals such as Thessaloniki, Mostra Sao Paulo, Busan, Hawaii, Minsk, Singapore and won best film in both Kolkata and Malaysia.
In development is his second feature film script, Motel Acacia, which was part of the 2017 Sam Spiegel International Film Lab, the 2016 EAVE Ties That Bind and the 2015 NAFF IT Project of the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival. It was recently awarded the 2017 Talents Tokyo Next Masters Program Project Development Fund.
He is also the Producer of Lav Diaz’s upcoming anti-musical Season Of The Devil, and his highly anticipated gangster film-noir Kapag Wala Nang Mga Alon (When The Waves Are Gone) with producing partner Bianca Balbuena. It recently won the Paris CoProduction Village award at the Hong Kong Asia Financing Forum (HAF).