Amanda Tan is a filmmaker, director, visual designer, writer and artist based in South East Asia.
She describes herself as a visual Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde with contrasting shades colouring her strong vivid style of work. This makes her paradoxical filmmaker who is able to appeal to the mainstream and the left of center, thread the masculine and the feminine, and of course, traverse between the light and the dark.
Her music videos and short films have been screened and nominated for awards at various film festivals, including the Bucharest ShortCut Cinefest, Berlin Short Film Festival, NYC Indie Film Awards, Singapore Short Film Festival, Salento International Film Festival in Italy and Singapore Short Film Awards.
Her interest in experimental and alternative film processes led her to become a content creator for music festivals, art driven events and local musicians. She has created live content across all the major local music festivals such as; Laneway, Zoukout, Neon Lights, Mosaic, and Ultra.
Notably, she's also shown her video installation pieces locally and worldwide at the Singapore Art Week and D/SINI Arts Festival in Singapore, and a travelling exhibition covering Moscow, Yangon, New Delhi and Bangkok called Atypical Singapore curated by Chan+Hori Contemporary.
Her strength also lies in movement direction. She combines performative movement and camera movement to create a marriage between physical choreography and cinema.
The result? Unique work that is visually striking, rhythmic, dynamic and honed by keen artistic prowess.