At Semicolon, we hark back to an era of skilled artisans. Craftsmen who went great lengths to perfect the tiniest of details. Details that birthed works that remain just as relevant and timeless today.
Because it's more than telling stories that people want to listen to. It's about creating experiences from the intangible. It's about imagination and craft. It's about breaking moulds. More importantly, it's about creating something uniquely you, and in doing so, becoming timelessly relevant to your audiences.
Born and bred in Singapore, Jon is a MFA Graduate from Beijing Film Academy’s Directing Faculty with a scholarship from the Chinese Government. He focuses on creating experiences that bridges different digital mediums with the physical senses, crafting intricate films that aim to be visually charming and emotionally engaging. He constantly examines the nature of the human condition in all its subtlety and nuances.
His films have travelled to international festivals, including the 3rd Asian Hot Shots Berlin Festival for Film and Video Art, Quote Unquote: Poemetrics, EMPAC x onedotzero in New York, and the Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival in Indonesia to name a few. ’The Piano Tuner‘ was completed with the support from the Media Development Authority of Singapore and was invited to the John Hopkins Film Festival in Baltimore, Maryland. His latest film, ‘Happy Together’, was a collaboration with an Autism Association in China with support from Youku.
Shuttling between China and Singapore, Jon’s recent reel include works for clients like Hyatt, Hotel Éclat, Volkswagen, Nescafé, Scoot, Singtel, Epson and L’Oreal.
Dan Lee is a director, animator and designer who aims to bring personality to the images he constructs. His goal is to generate thoughtful, provoking visuals and storylines that will leave an emotional impact on his audience.
Dan has a multidisciplinary background in the arts and has worked as a designer and animator before becoming a director. He is a graduate of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) where he received a BFA in Animation.
With over 10 years of experience in the media industry, Dan has worked with a myriad of companies and in a multitude of roles ranging from story-boarding, painting a spaceship, pushing “C” and “S” curves, puppeteering, dropping a sandwich, writing, and directing. He is especially drawn towards title sequences and continues to hone his skills by writing, directing, producing, and animating his own films.
In his spare time, Jac Min writes films and tinkers with motion design. His obsessive curiosity has led him to toy incessantly with the moving image mediums. As a result, he is a writer-director of commercials, short films, promos and music videos. He believes in crafting fresh, visceral experiences around tight, interwoven narratives.
Meanwhile, his body of work has since been curated by the Asian Film Symposium, onedotzero and the National Museum of Singapore.
In 2008, he received the Media Education Scheme Scholarship from the Media Development Authority of Singapore for his undergraduate studies in film. Upon completion of his undergraduate research program undertaken at NTU in 2010, he received the title of the NTU President’s Research Scholar, for his film ‘Xiang/Yan.’ under the mentorship of Asst. Professor Michael Tan. Most recently, he was invited to be on the jury for Digital at the 2017 Crowbar Awards.
A film director, visual designer, writer and artist based in Singapore, Amanda’s music videos and short films have been showcased at various film festivals, including the Berlin Short Film Festival, Singapore Short Film Festival, Salento International Film Festival in Italy and Singapore Short Film Awards. Her storytelling work has led her to collaborate with brands like McDonalds, Uber, Nescafe, Unilever and Diageo Asia Pacific. With an understanding of pop and alternative culture, she is able to create mainstream work that still appeals to the masses, as well as those to the left of center.
Her interest in experimental film processes has led her to become a content creator for music festivals, art-driven events and musicians. She has created live content across all the major local music festivals such from Laneway, to Mosaic and Ultra, and brands like Lo & Behold, Puma and Adidas. Her video installation pieces have been shown locally and worldwide at the D/SINI Arts Festival at Gillman Barracks in Singapore, and a travelling exhibition covering Moscow, Yangon, New Delhi and Bangkok curated by Chan+Hori Contemporary.
Like a semicolon, connecting interdependent and sometimes opposing statements, we are a young, diverse bunch with backgrounds spanning across the various creative disciplines with an uncanny ability to make seemingly dissonant ideas work in perfect unison.
More often, that usually involves combining our crafts in film and animation. With that, we have served agencies as well as a myriad of clients and well-loved brands.
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The film and animation mediums we work in are inherently collaborative. So it is with open arms that we welcome the opportunity to work with the ever-expanding network of creatives out there. Yes, we're looking for brave men and women with the smarts to juggle between the technical and the creative. Who can weather caffeine-induced red-eyed weeks (not nights) and the very high risk of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Experience is not a necessity but a spirit for curiosity and a passion to learn is a must.