In 2009, the BMW Shorties announced two grand prize winners, Shanjhey Kumar Perumal and Brandon Loh Ming Kwang, directors of 'Ma Chai' and 'Conversations with a Mad Man' respectively.
Graduating from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) with a Communications Degree in Film and Broadcasting, Shanjhey went on to write and direct more than 300 documentaries, musicals and children programmes that were featured on Malaysian television. His first feature film 'Jagat', which took 10 years to produce, won the Best Malaysian Film award at the 28th Malaysian Film Festival in 2016. The film also won the Best Cinematography award at the International Toronto Tamil Film Festival and was also screened at the New York Asian Film Festival 2016. 'Jagat' is now available on Netflix.Watch Ma Chai