Ananthsubra
Self Employed
Klang, Selangor
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About Me

An alumnus of Locarno Open Doors and SGIFF's Southeast Asian Film Lab, Ananth Subramaniam is a Malaysian based writer & director. He hold a MA Filmmaking from Kingston University London and Bsc(Hons) in Architecture from Taylor’s University Malaysia.

Liar Land, his most recent short film, premiered at the Locarno Film Festival '20 and won the Special Mention prize. The film was also shown at the Sydney Lift-Off Film Festival. His previous short, Colourless, won Best Picture and Best Director at the BMW Shorties 2018. As a writer/director in the South East Asian TV and Digital advertising sector, his portfolio includes Air Asia, Netflix, Tesco, Dominos, Nestle and Kimberly - Clark. He is currently developing his first feature project.

Current Status

Self Employed

Language

Spoken

English

Written

English

Working Experience

1 Jan, 2021 - Current

Co-Founder & Director

Idio+Sync Production, Delaware, USA & Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Company Type

New Startup

Position

Creative Director

Specification

Art & Creative

Roles

Creative Director

-Developing multiple feature narrative projects and leading them into international film labs and fellowships.
-Providing production support for young filmmakers and peers alike, to help preserve filmmakers auteurship on the project.

Reason of resign

8 Aug, 2018 - 10 Oct, 2020

Film & Commercial Director

Sixtymac Production, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Company Type

SME

Position

Director

Specification

Art & Creative

Roles

Creative Director

- Lead the short narrative and commercial arm of an award-winning production house.
- Developed and directed visual based product campaigns for 30+ product range.
- Worked with multinational producers and creatives in Malaysia and Singapore to develop and produce original scripted content.
- Directed portfolio include Netflix, Air Asia, Dominos, Nestle, Xiaomi, Honda, Kimberly-Clark, Nescafe and Maxis.

Reason of resign

Moved on to start my own company.

11 Nov, 2017 - 7 Jul, 2018

Multimedia Designer

Real Education Group, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Company Type

Multinational Corporation

Position

Manager

Specification

Art & Creative

Roles

Videographer

- Established and implemented weekly digital contents and ads for the marketing team, including creating interviews, science series for curriculum and event coverages.
- Determined creative outputs to align with the company’s brand positioning
- Analysed and mapped out virtual 3D tours for all schools in an attempt to
lure new attendees to the education group.

Reason of resign

11 Nov, 2016 - 2 Feb, 2017

Assistant Director & Script Supervisor

A Rum Written Production, Dublin, Ireland

Company Type

New Startup

Position

Fresh / Entry Level

Specification

Art & Creative

Roles

Videographer

- Designed and improved shot framings and camera movements in conjunction with the director’s vision.
- Prepared call sheets and storyboards for the shoot day to have a smooth production.
- Assisted the producers in the team-building exercises and confidence-building workshops for the actors in pre-production.

Reason of resign

Education

Other

Major in Filmmaking

Master Degree

Art/Design/Creative/Multimedia

9 Sep, 2015 - 9 Sep, 2016

Taylor's College

Major in Architecture

Bachelor's Degree

Architecture

2 Feb, 2011 - 2 Feb, 2014

Awards

Locarno Open Doors Best Short Film

Special Mention

Locarno Film Festival

11 Nov, 2020

BMW Shorties 2018

Grand Prize Winner & Best Director

BMW Shorties

11 Nov, 2018

Green to Go Architecture Competition

Gold Prize

Ganendra Fine Art Gallery

8 Aug, 2013

Skill Sets

Videography
Video Editing
Video Production
Film Making
Film Editing
Corporate Video

Tools & Software

Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Premiere Pro
3Ds Max

Experienced Industry

Additional Information

Owns Transportation

Yes

Own laptop

Yes

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