SAW TEONG HIN

Theatre Director, Malaysia

Saw Teong Hin is a multiple award-winning writer, producer and director for film, television and theatre.

A creative industry veteran of more than 30 years, Teong Hin was Louis Vuitton Malaysia’s Generation Next (2003), was Tatler’s 100 People You Must Know In Asia (2006), received the CHT Essence Art Award (2009), was August Man, Men Of The Year (2017) and was Chinese Film Association Malaysia Leading Film Industry Person (2018).

Teong Hin’s directorial debut, Puteri Gunung Ledang (2004), is the first Malaysian submission for the Academy Awards and the first Malaysian film invited to the Venice International Film Festival.

His production company, Real Films, provided production support for Ang Lee’s “Lust: Caution”, produced the Sudirman-tribute musical film, Hoore! Hoore! (2012) and the Penang Hokkien film You Mean The World To Me (2017).

For theatre, Teong Hin co-wrote the book for Puteri Gunung Ledang – The Musical (2006). He conceived and directed site-specific works for George Town Festival, namely Emily of Emerald Hill (2010), Silat (2012) and You Mean The World To Me (2014). He also co-wrote and directed Chow Kit Road! Chow Kit Road! (2013), at Istana Budaya.

Teong Hin directed the television mini-series Tangkal Besi (2010) and the web series Inikah Cinta (2010).

He was the creative director for the 29th SEA Games & 9th ASEAN Para Games opening and closing ceremonies (2017).

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FILM ACCOLADES

Rise: Ini Kalilah

2019 31st Malaysia Film Festival – 6 nominations including Best Director  

You Mean The World To Me

2017 29th Malaysia Film Festival – 3 Awards including Best Screenplay

Jejak Warriors

2016 28th Malaysia Film Festival – 3 nominations including Best Film and Best Director.

Hoore! Hoore!

2012 25th Malaysia Film Festival – 10 nominations including Best Director

Puteri Gunung Ledang (aka Princess of Mount Ledang)

2004 18th Malaysia Film Festival – 6 Awards including Best Director & Best Screenplay

 Saw Teong Hin directed staged and produced Silat, a dance drama incorporating wayang kulit, silat, Malay poetry and traditional orchestra in George Town in 2011. He also staged Hai Ki Xin Lor, a site-specific theatre play In Khoo Kongsi in George Town Festival 2014.

teong hin

SAW TEONG HIN

Theatre Director, Malaysia

Saw Teong Hin is a multiple award-winning writer, producer and director for film, television and theatre.

A creative industry veteran of more than 30 years, Teong Hin was Louis Vuitton Malaysia’s Generation Next (2003), was Tatler’s 100 People You Must Know In Asia (2006), received the CHT Essence Art Award (2009), was August Man, Men Of The Year (2017) and was Chinese Film Association Malaysia Leading Film Industry Person (2018).

Teong Hin’s directorial debut, Puteri Gunung Ledang (2004), is the first Malaysian submission for the Academy Awards and the first Malaysian film invited to the Venice International Film Festival.

His production company, Real Films, provided production support for Ang Lee’s “Lust: Caution”, produced the Sudirman-tribute musical film, Hoore! Hoore! (2012) and the Penang Hokkien film You Mean The World To Me (2017).

For theatre, Teong Hin co-wrote the book for Puteri Gunung Ledang – The Musical (2006). He conceived and directed site-specific works for George Town Festival, namely Emily of Emerald Hill (2010), Silat (2012) and You Mean The World To Me (2014). He also co-wrote and directed Chow Kit Road! Chow Kit Road! (2013), at Istana Budaya.

Teong Hin directed the television mini-series Tangkal Besi (2010) and the web series Inikah Cinta (2010).

He was the creative director for the 29th SEA Games & 9th ASEAN Para Games opening and closing ceremonies (2017).

FILM ACCOLADES

Rise: Ini Kalilah

2019 31st Malaysia Film Festival – 6 nominations including Best Director  

You Mean The World To Me

2017 29th Malaysia Film Festival – 3 Awards including Best Screenplay

Jejak Warriors

2016 28th Malaysia Film Festival – 3 nominations including Best Film and Best Director.

Hoore! Hoore!

2012 25th Malaysia Film Festival – 10 nominations including Best Director

Puteri Gunung Ledang (aka Princess of Mount Ledang)

2004 18th Malaysia Film Festival – 6 Awards including Best Director & Best Screenplay

 Saw Teong Hin directed staged and produced Silat, a dance drama incorporating wayang kulit, silat, Malay poetry and traditional orchestra in George Town in 2011. He also staged Hai Ki Xin Lor, a site-specific theatre play In Khoo Kongsi in George Town Festival 2014.

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