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Brian Yulo Ng is an artist & filmmaker who graduated from the California Institute of the Arts with a double major in Studio Arts and Experimental Animation. Having a varied interest between multiple different mediums, his works balance different aspects of nature, fantasy and suffering.

His Stop-motion Animated Film “Terrarium” (2018) was screened at the 17th Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2019 in Nevada as well as at the Global Screening for the Earth Day Film Festival 2019, The Tulum World Environmental Film Festival 2019 in Mexico and PhotoDiversity Film Festival 2019 in New York.

His Animated Documentary “24” (2019) won the Jury Award for Animated Documentary at the Palm Springs International Animation Festival 2019, Best Film at the Toronto Documentary Short Film festival and the Bronze Award for Experimental Short at the Los Angeles Animation Festival as well as Official Selections at the Academy Award Qualifying Slamdance Film Festival 2020 and Athens International Film & Video Festival 2020.

Many of his digital and analog installations have been featured in Japan, Singapore, the Philippines and the United States. His animated films have screened in many film festivals around the world. Through an exploration of different techniques he works between mediums of performance, cooking, film, drawing and animation. He has worked as a Line Cook in the Philippines, served in the Singapore Armed Forces, a Print & Digital Media Technician in California as well as a Free-Lance Caterer, Animator, Producer and Collaborator for animated films in the Greater Los Angeles area.

Achievements, Accolades and Work Experience

    -"24" (2019) Interview with Filmmaker Brian Yulo Ng by Matthew Toffolo on Wildsound Festival Review


    -"24" (2019) Winner of Best Film Toronto Documentary Short Film Festival: Toronto Documentary Shorts Film Festival 2020 in Toronto, Canada



    -"24" (2019) Official Selection Athens International Film Video Festival 2020 Documentary Programme: Athens International Film Video Festival 2020 in Athens, Ohio



    -"24" (2019) Official Selection Slamdance Film Festival 2020 Documentary Shorts Programme: Slamdance Film Festival 2020 in Park City, Utah


    -"24" (2019) Awarded Bronze Award for Experimental Film at theLos Angeles Animation Festival 2019: Los Angeles Animation Festival 2019 in Los Angeles County, California.



    -"24" (2019) Jury Award Winner for Animated Documentary Palm Springs International Animation Festival 2019: Palm Springs International Animation Festival 2019 in Palm Springs, California.



    Shiro Oni Studio Artist Summer Studio Residency 2019 One of eight artists to participate in the Onishi Natsu Matsuri (Summer Music Festival) as well as an Exhibition in Onishi Brewery



    -"24" (2019) Official Selection Clones Film Festival 2019: Clones Film Festival 2019 in Clones, Ireland



    -"24" (2019) (Animated/Directed by Brian Yulo Ng) is the animated retrospective of a young man born between different cultures, it depicts moments of memory through short vignettes of the past; Alongside an evolving abstracted animation that grows in complexity. The film tackles issues of culture, memory and trauma through the lens of a person torn between identities. The film has a strong theoretical base around the number 24.


    -One of sixteen individuals selected to participate in an intensive Blue Sky Idea Development process with Walt Disney Imagineering. Students worked in groups of four to develop a immersive experience project from an initial idea to final presentation, and pitched to Walt Disney Executives.

    -"Terrarium" (2018) Official Selection PhotoDiversity Film Festival 2019: PhotoDiversity Film Festival 2019 in NY, United States

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    -"Terrarium" (2018) Global Selection Earth Day Film Festival 2019: Earth Day Film Festival 2019 in Chico, California

    -"Terrarium" (2018) Official Selection Downstream Film Festival 2019: Downstream Environmental Film Festival 2019 in MN, United States.


    -"Terrarium" (2018) Official Selection Wild & Scenic Film Festival: 17th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2019 in Nevada, California


    -"Terrarium" (2018) Official Selection Natourale: Nature & Tourism Film Festival 2018 in Wiesbaden, Germany

    -"Terrarium" (2018) Honorable Mention for Experimental Film at the TopShorts Film Festival: TopShorts Online Film Festival 2018


    - "The World/Beyond" (2018) : Mid-Residency Exhibition California Institute of the Arts Fall 2018: Stop Motion Timelapse Film, Social Experiment and Week-long Performance on The Destruction of Knowledge.



    - "Terrarium" (2018) (Animated/Directed by Brian Yulo Ng) : Terrarium is an animated short film that takes an intimate look at the essential movements of nature in relation to water. A terrarium is typically an object that is used to contain and observe the growth of diverse plant and animal life. Through close observation into the habitat surrounding the Telaggio Valley. this piece seeks to question the way in which all forms of life are bound together through the flow of water and currents of wind. The piece animates the interactions between moving waters, rocks, plant, clouds and rain; to create a unique interplay between all these various elements .



    - Nature Art and Habitat Residency Program "Acqua" Resident Summer 2018 in Bergamo, Italy


    -Print & Digital Media Lab Technician: Print & Digital Media Lab School of Art/ California Institute of the Arts (September 2017-May 2020)

    -Line Cook/Prep Cook Bondi & Bourke Restaurant: Bondi & Bourke Upper Class Australian Restaurant in Bonifacio Global City, Makati City Manila (May 2017-August 2017)


    -"Internal Reflection (2017)"" Interactive Projection Mapping Installation Digital Arts Expo 2017: California Institute of the Arts Digital Arts Expo Spring 2017 in the Walt Disney Modular Theater.



    -Local Purchase Clerk, Corporal First Class, Head National Serviceman Fulltime of Maintenance & Services Platoon, 1st Army Maintenance Base [2014-2016]: Singapore Armed Forces


    -Line Cook, MOSAIC Restaurant in WGS 2016, World Gourmet Summit 2016

    -Head Chef, Mobile Column 50th Singapore National Day Parade Golden Jubilee, SG50