Ep 21: Saw Teong Hin – Director, Producer & Writer (Puteri Gunung Ledang, You Mean the World to Me)
Saw Teong Hin is a multiple award-winning writer, producer and director for film, tv 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).
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
2016 28th Malaysia Film Festival – 3 nominations including Best Film and Best Director.
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
Puteri Gunung Ledang – The Musical
2006 Boh Cameronian Awards – Best Writing
Chinese Film Association Malaysia
2018 Leading Film Industry Person
2017 Men Of The Year
2009 Essence Art
2006 100 People You Must Know In Asia
Louis Vuitton Malaysia
2003 Generation Next
Shikin, Hugin & Roslan
1999 Malaysian Video Awards – Silver (Pro- Category)
Awie “Alif Bata Duniaku”
1998 Video M Awards – Best Director
Ziana Zain “Puncak Kasih”
1998 Video M Awards – Most Popular Music Video
1998 A.I.M. (Malaysian Music Industry Awards) – Best Music Video
Malaysia Video Awards – Best Music Video
1997 Video M Awards – Multiple Awards including Best Director & Best Music Video