Conversations with a Mad Man

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Brandon Loh

2009 Grand Prize Winner

In 2009, the BMW Shorties announced two grand prize winners, Shanjhey Kumar Perumal and Brandon Loh, directors of ‘Ma Chai’ and ‘Conversations with a Mad Man’ respectively. Brandon won BMW Shorties 2009 for his insightful, one-shot take on a long conversation with an insane man. The success of his short film led him to be selected as one of the exclusive filmmakers invited to the Asian Film Academy (Busan Film Festival, Korea) as well as the prestigious Golden Horse Academy (Golden Horse Film Festival, Taiwan) where he was mentored by film masters such as Ang Lee, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, John Woo, Tsai Ming-Liang, Mark Lee and Kurosawa Kiyoshi.