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NYFA Conference 2019 - Community Calling: The Road Less Travelled

Contrary to popular belief, careers in the creative industries can actually be very lucrative if you have the right contacts, skillset and know where to look. Hear from these speakers who have chosen to follow their passion and take the road less travelled. Having persevered through multiple successes and failures in their careers, they will use their experiences to illustrate what it takes to be in this field and why this journey is worth pursuing.


K. Rajagopal has worked on stage and in film for over fifteen years. He has collaborated with many notable theatre directors on projects such as Medea and Beauty World. His debut feature, A Yellow Bird, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2016.


One of Singapore’s most prolific film directors, Chai Yee Wei belongs to a new wave of award-winning directors. He has directed a mix of horror and music films like Blood Ties (2009), Twisted (2011), That Girl in Pinafore (2013) and I WANT YOU (2014). He is also the founder of Mocha Chai Laboratories, a digital film lab based in Singapore.


Lionel Chok has been actively involved in creating digital content for television, cinema, the web, mobile and theatre since he started his career back in 1995. Almost 20 years on, he decided to upskill himself in tech by specialising in Augmented and Virtual Reality. Today, he not only runs his very own startup, iMMERSiVELY, which specialises in Immersive Technologies, he is also a contributor for VR at Forbes Asia, and a much sought after speaker and presenter in AR and VR.


*Registration starts at 4:30pm


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