Seng Tat has been actively involved in the Malaysian independent film scene since 2003. ‘Bread Skin with Strawberry Jam’ was his first live-action short film, which garnered much attention winning him an award at the 8th Malaysian Video Awards. In 2004, Seng Tat set up Da Huang Pictures. In 2007, his first feature film ‘Flower in the Pocket’ made its world premiere at the 12th Busan International Film Festival and won the New Currents and the KNN Audience Awards. The film also won the VPRO Tiger Award at the 37th International Film Festival Rotterdam 2008, the Le Regard d’Or (Golden Gaze) Award at the 22nd Fribourg International Film Festival 2008, and the Jury prize (Lotus du Jury) at the 10th Deauville Asian Film Festival 2008.