Because of You I Can

Logline: Singapore Special Olympians honors the champions who made the sacrifices necessary for their victories.

Synopsis: Every day, the mothers of Singapore's special olympians overcome society's prejudices and family circumstances to inspire their own children to rise above their disabilities. Remembering the sacrifices that their mothers make, these athletes honor them in this heartfelt letter.

  • Alex Khaw
    Director
    Managing Producer and Camera Crew for TV Show "The Food Surprise! Season 2" on TLC Discovery Channel
  • Ivan Tan
    Writer
  • Mandie Ong
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Short, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 25, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    12,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Singapore
  • Country of Filming:
    Singapore
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital (Sony FS7)
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Culver City Film Festival 2019

    United States
    December 9, 2019
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Alex Khaw

Equipped with a degree in Graphic Design in Advertising, Alex started his career as a designer in commercial printing industry seven years ago. He later worked his way up to Associate Art Director across several design disciplines before moving into videography and editing for broadcast to follow his deep passion in filmmaking and storytelling.

Since then he has filmed, edited and produced a couple variety programs for Makansutra, which aired on Discovery Channel’s TLC from 2013 to 2015. Filming food from a street stall in Metro Manila to Michelin-starred restaurants in Singapore.

Working on these programs has honed Alex’s storytelling and food styling techniques, and the different projects he takes on allows him to take his expertise even further. In a joint effort, Alex, with his wife, Mandie Ong founded Alexstudio Pte. Ltd. in May 2015. RMP Films is one of the several brands Alex and Mandie plan to build under the umbrella of Alexstudio Pte. Ltd.

Alex is currently a member of Singapore Society of Cinematography (SSC).

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