After a career spanning over 20 years in the entertainment industry, Jess Teong is now carving out a niche for herself as an award winning film director and screenplay writer.
She started her career in 1990 as a fashion model winning the inaugural competition of Malaysian Female Cover Girl of the Year. Next came over forty TV commercials across the Asia Pacific region including endorsements for famous brands such as De Beers Diamonds in Japan, Dunhill, Pantene and Lux to name but a few.
This followed with time spent singing professionally both in Malaysia and overseas. She found time to release a number of albums before taking on acting roles in various drama series, two full length movies and as the host of an extensive number of TV shows. There was also time as a copywriter for multiple lifestyle columns in the Chinese tabloids.
It was during her time acting that Jess developed aspirations to try her hand on the other side of the camera and take on the role as producer. To date she has produced three feature movies: ‘Ghost Buddies’, ‘Who’s Your Daddy?’ and the award winning ‘Paper Moon’, as well as co-producing the Hong Kong movie ‘Special Female Force’.
She has also become the Managing Director and Producer at Three Pictures Sdn Bhd.
More recently the Malaysian movie ‘The Kid from the Big Apple’, which was written and directed by Jess, has won the Award of Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Newcomer at the 7th Macau International Movie Festival. The movie also won ‘Special Jury Award’ and ‘Best Young Actor’ in 28th Malaysia Film Festival. The story itself has been shortlisted as one of the finalists in the New York Screenplay Contest organized by the New York Writers Guild and followed by ‘Hollywood Screenplay Contest’. Together with the movie, she was invited to attend a number of prominent film festivals in Japan, Singapore and China in 2016. Just recently, she is awarded ‘2016 Outstanding Filmmaker’ by Chinese Film Association in Malaysia.
Jess is currently completing her latest project the feature film ‘Before We Forget’. This family friendly movie will be released later in 2017.
She is also passionate about nature and with an eye for fine detail she appreciates art and beauty in all its forms. Most importantly Jess knows how to live life to its fullest and her motto is: “Everyone’s life is a good story. If you live life to the fullest, then it can become a good script and eventually a good movie!”
With over 20 years of production experience, Stanley has produced over 300 hours of highly-popular TV programs locally and internationally. Multitalented, he is also one of the most successful directors in HK-TVB.
Stanley has taken many important roles in the local and international industry around the region. He pioneered the establishment of Indosiar Vision M in Indonesia; and acted as production controller for Double Vision and the internationally branded Star-TV. He also supervised and managed co-production with media giants like Hong Kong and Taiwan’s Star-TV, and Singapore’s Mediacorp, delivering popular programs to the mass Asian audiences.
A Malaysia movie, ‘Paper Moon’ which directed by Stanley had won Award of Excellence (international category), Best Screenplay, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor at the 2013 Los Angeles Movie Award (LAMA). In 2014, ‘Paper Moon’ had been awarded the Best Non-Malay Movie and Jury Award at the 2014 Malaysia Film Festival (FFM 26).
More recently, a Malaysia movie, ‘The Kid From The Big Apple’ which produced by Stanley had won Best Writing, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Newcomer at the Macau International Movie Festival 2015.
His latest film as producer, ‘Before We Forget’ is released in 2017.
Stanley 所導演的電影《紙月亮》也在 2013 年洛杉磯電影獎中榮獲國際卓越電影大獎、最佳劇本、最佳女主角及最佳男配角4個大獎。在2014年，《紙月亮》在第26屆馬來西亞電影節亦榮獲最佳非馬來語電影及評委特別獎。
近期，Stanley 監製的電影《我來自紐約》在2015年澳門國際電影節榮獲最佳編劇、最佳男主角、最佳女配角及最佳新人4 個大獎。
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