In Between Brush and Ink

The art of Chinese calligraphy originated from China, with history more than thousands of years. In Malaysia, there are many calligraphers who keep on writing and promoting calligraphy. Mr. Yong Kim Jung, is one of the active calligraphers.

In a multi-ethnic and multicultural society in Malaysia, Mr. Yong always hopes to have cross-cultural interaction via his brush and ink, in order to allow more space of communication among Chinese and non-Chinese. His brush and ink are not only meant for Chinese cultural heritage and aesthetic value, but also a kind of cultural integration among various ethnic groups in Malaysia.

  • Tey Kok Hau
    Director
    The Rebirth of Deities
  • Fu Yek Ming
    Producer
    The Rebirth of Deities
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    笔墨之间
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 28, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,250 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Malaysia
  • Country of Filming:
    Malaysia
  • Language:
    Chinese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Tey Kok Hau

Tey Kok Hau, born in Johor Bahru, graduated from National Taiwan University & Tainan University. Tey Kok Hau has involved himself in production of many short films. His work “Shaking the Gods” was selected by 37th International Film Festival Rotterdam. Tey Kok Hau has produced many short films and documentary films in Taiwan. His masterpieces were selected by some film festivals, such as South Taiwan Film Festival, Golden Harvest Award , Urban Nomad Film Festival etc.
Tey Kok Hau is working as Deputy Head in New Media Centre of Southern University College, in charge of making campus TV NEWS. His famous work on “JB Chingay : Spirit of the Border City” has been published through Youtube Channel, other recent works are Stateless Children Series and Rebirth of Deities.

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Director Statement

In today’s technological society, keyboard or touch screen has gradually replaced the pen, and moreover to mention brush and ink! However, Mr. Yong insists to the mission to promote this traditional calligraphy writing. In addition, The calligraphy may contribute to cross-cultural exchange and interaction among various ethnic groups in our society.