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  • Eric Khoo is a film director from Singapore. He was introduced to the world of cinema at a very early age. The youngest son of banker Khoo Teck Puat, he was educated at United World College of South East Asia before attending City Art Institute in Sydney where he pursued cinematography. After an early foray as a comic artist, Khoo began his career with short films when he directed films like When the Magic Dies, Barbie Digs Joe, and August, before branching out into feature films with the acclaimed Mee Pok Man, 12 Storeys, Be with Me, My Magic and Tatsumi. He has also produced and/or directed made-for-television films, music videos and television advertisements, and runs the production companies Zhao Wei Films / Gorylah Pictures. In February 1999, Khoo was named in Asiaweek magazine as one of 25 exceptional Asians for his influence on film and television. In June of the same year, he received the Singapore Youth Award in recognition of his contribution to the country's film industry. Khoo is also the first recipient of the National Arts Council's Young Artist Award for Film in 1997.

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