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Ken Kwek

Ken Kwek

FILMMAKER | PLAYWRIGHT | AUTHOR

"One of Asia's most exciting directors"
- Toronto International Film Festival
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"A provocateur known for tackling fraught subjects" - New York Times
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"Singapore's Tarantino" - Esquire

Watch the award-winning THE PITCH

Film Features

Feature Films

THREE LITTLE PIGS - Coming Soon!
A neo-noir version of the classic fable, set in modern Singapore.

UNLUCKY PLAZA
Trailer | Website | 2014

World Premiere, Toronto Int'l Film Festival
Opening Film, Singapore Int'l Film Festival
Best Director, Tehran Jasmine Film Festival

Short Films & Music Videos

THE PITCH
Watch | 2020

YOU CAN'T TOUCH ME NOW
Best Comedy nominee, L.A Music Video Awards | Watch | 2019

RIOT CITY
Watch | 2015

SEX.VIOLENCE.FAMILYVALUES
Audience Choice Award, Gotham International Film Festival | Website | 2013

Screenplays

Screenplays

THREE LITTLE PIGS
LGBT drama | 100 mins | Singapore | 2021

REAPPEAR
Romance | 15 mins | United Kingdom | 2021 | IMDb

THE PITCH
Comedy | 20 mins | Singapore | 2020 | IMDb | Watch

REPUBLIC OF FOOD
Sci-fi comedy | 100 mins | Singapore | IMDb | 2019

TRAFFICKER
Crime drama | UK-Thailand | 2015 | IMDb | Trailer

UNLUCKY PLAZA
Hostage thriller | Singapore | 2014 | IMDb | Trailer

SEX.VIOLENCE.FAMILYVALUES
Short film anthology |Singapore | 2013 | IMDb| Trailer

IT'S A GREAT GREAT WORLD
Historical drama | Singapore | 2011 | IMDb | Trailer

KIDNAPPER
Crime thriller | 2010 | IMDb | Trailer

THE BLUE MANSION
Whodunit | Singapore | 2009 | IMDb | Trailer

THE BALLAD OF VICKI & JAKE
Documentary | United Kingdom | 2005 | IMDb

Theatre

Theatre

FULL LENGTH PLAYS

THE COMMISSION
Singapore Int'l Festival of Arts | 2021 | Website

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS TO PRETTY GIRLS
Pangdemonium | 2019 | Website | NYTimes article

THE COMPOSER
Spare Room | 2009

APOCALYPSE: LIVE!
Wild Rice | 2008 | NYTimes article

SHORT PLAYS

THE ZOOLOGIST
Singapore Repertory Theatre | 2020 | Watch

THE LAST INTERVIEW
Spare Room | 2011

I'll HAVE THE SPECIAL
Short+Sweet Theatre Festival | 2008

Books

Books & Stories

TEOCHEW OPERA
Mekong Review | short story | Buy

TIMOTHY AND THE PHUBBERS
Epigram Books | National Bestseller | Buy | Kindle

KELLY AND THE KRUMPS
Epigram Books | Winner 2020 Hedwig Anuar Book Award | Buy | Kindle

Awards and Press

Awards & Press

AWARDS

THE PITCH
Merit Award, Global Shorts Film Competition 2020

UNLUCKY PLAZA
Best Director, Tehran Jasmine Film Festival
NETPAC Award (Nominee), Kolkata International Film Festival
Grand Prix (Nominee), Warsaw International Film Festival


SEX.VIOLENCE.FAMILYVALUES
Audience Choice Award, Gotham International Film Festival 2011

YOU CAN'T TOUCH ME NOW
Best Comedy (Nominee), L.A Music Video Awards 2019

KELLY AND THE KRUMPS
Hedwig Anuar Book Award 2020

I'll HAVE THE SPECIAL
Best Director | Best Script | Best Production
Short+Sweet Theatre Festival 2008

PRESS

"One of Asia's most exciting young filmmakers."
- Toronto International Film Festival

"A provocateur known for tackling fraught subjects that trigger discussion."
- New York Times | Read

"The introverted auteur"
- CNA | Read

"Unlucky Plaza is an indisputable win."
- Esquire | Read

"Ken Kwek's MeToo Play makes audiences squirm"
- New York Times | Read

"Hostage thriller Unlucky Plaza has character to spare"
- The Village Voice | Read

"Unlucky Plaza opens Singapore International Film Festival"
- Variety | Read

"Theatre festival takes a closer look at life in Singapore"
- New York Times | Read

"Theatre's role in sex, politics & race"
- Newsweek | Read

"Writer-director wins children's book prize"
- Straits Times | Read

"Timothy and the Phubbers is an analog triumph filled with loopy pleasures."
- Singapore Unbound | Read

Contact

Contact