Brian Yulo Ng is a Filipino/Singaporean Artist & Filmmaker who graduated from the California Institute of the Arts with a double degree 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 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, Athens International Film & Video Festival 2020, St Louis International Film Festival 2020, Doc NYC 2020, Cinequest 2021 and Flatpack Film Festival 2021.
His Stop-motion Animated Film "Ryori" (2020) won the Creative Inspiration Award at the Faces of Hunger Short Film Festival 2020 in New York and Official Selections
for the Academy Award Qualifying Leuven International Short Film Festival 2020 in Belgium
He has worked with studios in Japan, Italy, 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.
Achievements, Accolades and Work Experience
-"24" (2019) Official Selection CINEQUEST 2021
CINEQUEST 2021 in San Jose, California
-"24" (2019) Official Selection Doc NYC 2020 Documentary Shorts: Roots Program
Doc NYC 2020 in New York City
(Animated/Directed by Brian Yulo Ng) '料理' (Cuisine in Japanese) is a Stop Motion Animated Film that depicts an Ojizo San Statue
(guardian of the wayside) coming from within the forest to have a Shojin Ryori meal.
The film animates the process of cooking with elements of change in nature.
So as to highlight the interconnectedness between cuisine and the environment.
-"Fragment" (2020) Animated/Directed by Brian Yulo Ng
The film was comissioned by Denver Digerati for
Night Lights Denver, a public exhibition of projection mapped Animations to be shown on the Daniels and Fisher Clocktower
in the Denver Theatre District for the Supernova Digital Animation Festival throughout September 2020.
(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
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.
- "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.