Content Censored

Censorship, free speech and creative expression are all issues we must confront, not only as creatives but as citizens of today’s fast-changing world.

In ‘Content Censored’, Henry Thong investigates these issues against the backdrop of the 2014 Sony Hack and the 2015 Charlie Hebdo Attack. Interviewees include Hollywood filmmakers, TV producers, and internationally-acclaimed editorial cartoonists.

  • Henry Thong
    The Girl in the Camera, Urban Exploration
  • Wangechi Ngige
  • Henry Thong
    The Girl in the Camera, Urban Exploration
  • Don Hahn
    Key Cast
    Beauty & The Beast, The Lion King, Maleficent
  • Isaac Paul
    Key Cast
  • Jimmy Stewart
    Key Cast
    The Voice Australia
  • Richard Wilkins
    Key Cast
    The Today Show
  • Alan Moir
    Key Cast
    The Sydney Morning Herald
  • Cathy Wilcox
    Key Cast
    The Sydney Morning Herald
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    12 minutes 57 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    7,500 AUD
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    Australia, United States
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  • St Kilda Film Festival 2016
    Melbourne, Victoria
    May 18, 2016
    Victorian Premiere
    Opening Night Screening; Best Youth Film Nominee
  • San Francisco Frozen Film Festival 2016
    San Francisco, California
    United States
    July 22, 2016
    North American Premiere
  • Noosa International Film Festival 2016
    Noosa, Queensland
    November 6, 2016
    Queensland Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Henry Thong

For Henry Thong, visual storytelling has always been a passion. Having channelled this love since childhood through drawing and visual art, it has evolved and grown until today, with Henry now sating his appetite for visual storytelling behind the camera.

At age 20, Henry has already established a career for himself as a filmmaker, having won multiple awards at film festivals in Adelaide, Melbourne, the Gold Coast, Portland, San Francisco and New York. His films have been screened at the Melbourne International Film Festival and the St Kilda Film Festival, and he has directed and crewed on short films, documentaries, music videos and commercials for 20th Century Fox, celebrity chef Adam Liaw, Silver Needle Hospitality, and TEDx Adelaide.

However, despite the success he has experienced at such a young age, Henry understands that he would not be where he is today without the guidance he has received from the mentors he has met on his journey. Under the guidance of Don Hahn, Tom DeSanto, Jane Intini, Jon Palanuk, and, most noteworthy of all, Sheshi Ngige – who Henry worked with to co-produce his latest film Content Censored – Henry has been able to pursue his dreams in film and media.

Henry has just completed work on his latest production, Content Censored, a short documentary investigating free speech and censorship against the backdrop of the Sony and Charlie Hebdo attacks. The production of this film saw him travelling between Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Los Angeles and New York City, and working closely with close friends Sheshi Ngige and Josh Warry. Henry looks forward to releasing Content Censored and optimistically anticipates what the future will bring.

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