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Hweiling Ow: the uncensored brain of a filmmaker

ScreenTalk Interviews – 2021

During a sheltered upbringing in Malaysia, Hweiling Ow spent her time watching movies from Hong Kong, Hollywood and Bollywood  "there was nothing else for me to do". Since moving to Aotearoa, Ow has worked as a writer, producer, director and actor, often needing to "compartmentalise the producer brain" when it’s time for the creative. With a particular interest in making horror and fantasy, Ow’s credits include producing and acting in fantasy web series AFK, creating horror shorts T is for Talk and Vaspy, and acting in Netflix fantasy drama Sweet Tooth. In this ScreenTalk interview, Ow discusses the imagination of an "uncensored brain", learning about oneself through acting, and not having a backup plan.

Warning: this interview contains some horror images which may offend.

This video was first uploaded on 30 September 2021, and is available under this Creative Commons licence. This licence is limited to use of ScreenTalk interview footage only and does not apply to any video content and photographs from films, television, music videos, web series and commercials used in the interview.

Interview by Rosie Howells, Camera by Chris Terpstra, Directed and Edited by Morgan Hopkins

...write what's uncomfortable.
– Hweiling Ow