Michael Wong is an award winning Malaysian film director based in Beijing, China.
Michael Wong is currently working as an independent film director, after having spent 16 years as an ad agency art director and creative director. In the late 90s, he left his native Malaysia and arrived in China, where he's worked at such leading agencies as Ogilvy, BBDO, TBWA, Grey and Saatchi & Saatchi.
After more than a decade and having won over 50 creative awards, Michael decided to move onto the filmmaking scene as a writer/director with his directorial debut for Lenovo; a viral video campaign that was to be used in such markets as India, Russia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Turkey, South Africa, South East Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Since then, Michael has been making the truth appealing for brands such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Citroën, Foton Daimler, Unilever, IDO Jewelry, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Samsung and Mengniu, just to name a few. He is the kind of collaborative thinker who's especially good at expanding on little thoughts and turning them into big ideas, with a strong and steady eye on making the work look and feel fresh.
His directorial debut short film ‘The Story of 90 Coins’ picked up 60+ accolades from international film festivals; which includes the Best Direction and Best Cinematography at Malta Short Film Festival, Rising Star Awards at Canada International Film Festival, Best Foreign Short Film at Ukrainian International Short Film Festival, Best Drama and Best Cinematography at Los Angeles Film Awards, Best Foreign Short at Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards, among others.
Michael's works have been featured in Shots, Trendwatching and Graphis magazine. He has judged at the New York Festivals International Advertising Awards and Ad Stars Festival.
  • Director (2 Credits)
    The Tattooist2018
    Other
    The Story of 90 Coins2015
    Short
  • Producer (1 Credit)
    The Tattooist2018
    Other
  • Writer (1 Credit)
    The Tattooist2018
    Other
  • Screenplay (1 Credit)
    The Tattooist2018
    Other
Official Selection
The Story of 90 Coins
Barcelona Planet Film Festival 2015
Official Selection
The Story of 90 Coins
The Monthly Film Festival (TMFF) 2015
Official Selection
The Story of 90 Coins
US Hollywood International Film Festival (USHIFF) 2015
Official Selection
The Story of 90 Coins
Los Angeles CineFest 2015
Official Selection
The Story of 90 Coins
SPFW Indie Film Festival 2015
Official Selection
The Story of 90 Coins
#TOFF The Online Film Festival 2015
Official Finalist
The Story of 90 Coins
London Film Awards 2105
Official Selection
The Story of 90 Coins
Kiwi International Film Festival 2015
Finalist
The Story of 90 Coins
Canada Shorts Film Festival 2015
Official Selection
The Story of 90 Coins
Sydney World Film Festival 2015
Official Selection
The Story of 90 Coins
Venice Film Week 2016
Special Jury Mention
The Story of 90 Coins
Promofest Short of the Year 2016
Rising Star Awards (Foreign Film)
The Story of 90 Coins
Canada International Film Festival 2016
Official Selection
The Story of 90 Coins
DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival 2016
Official Selection
The Story of 90 Coins
Toronto Film Week 2016
Official Selection Best Story
The Story of 90 Coins
Whatashort India International Film Festival 2016
Official Selection Best Actor
The Story of 90 Coins
Whatashort India International Film Festival 2016
Official Selection Best Cinematography
The Story of 90 Coins
Whatashort India International Film Festival 2016
Official Selection Best Film
The Story of 90 Coins
Whatashort India International Film Festival 2016
Winner Best Director
The Story of 90 Coins
Whatashort India International Film Festival 2016
Best Foreign Short Film
The Story of 90 Coins
Ukrainian International Short Film Festival 2016
Merit
The Story of 90 Coins
International New York Film Festival 2016
New York
Official Cinebalu Screening Selection
The Story of 90 Coins
Kota Kinabalu International Film Festival 2016
Kota Kinabalu
Honorable Mention: Original Score
The Story of 90 Coins
Top Shorts Online Film Festival 2016
Best Cinematography
The Story of 90 Coins
Top Shorts Online Film Festival 2016
Best Film: Hope
The Story of 90 Coins
Top Shorts Online Film Festival 2016
Official Selection
The Story of 90 Coins
Vienna Independent Film Festival 2016
Official Selection
The Story of 90 Coins
Swedish International Film Festival 2016
Winner: Best Narrative Short
The Story of 90 Coins
The World's Independent Film Festival (TWIFF) 2016
Official Selection
The Story of 90 Coins
Ipsos Short Film Breaks 2016
Official Selection
The Story of 90 Coins
Bridge Film Fest 2016
Official Selection
The Story of 90 Coins
Shnit International Short Film Festival 2016
Nominee - Best Actor
The Story of 90 Coins
Universal Film Festival 2016
Nominee - Best Foreign Film
The Story of 90 Coins
Universal Film Festival 2016
Winner: Best Short Film
The Story of 90 Coins
Universal Film Festival 2016
Official Selection - Narrative Short Film
The Story of 90 Coins
Open Art Short Film Festival 2016
2nd prize: Best Director
The Story of 90 Coins
Open Art Short Film Festival 2016
1st prize: Best Cinematography
The Story of 90 Coins
Open Art Short Film Festival 2016
Official Selection
The Story of 90 Coins
Vasteras Film Festival 2016
Official Selection
The Story of 90 Coins
New York Film Week 2016
Official Selection
The Story of 90 Coins
Singapore World International Film Festival 2016
Best Couple
The Story of 90 Coins
Festigious International Film Festival 2016
Audience Choice Award: Drama
The Story of 90 Coins
Festigious International Film Festival 2016
Best Actress
The Story of 90 Coins
Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards 2016
Best Foreign Short
The Story of 90 Coins
Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards 2016
Best Cinematography
The Story of 90 Coins
Los Angeles Film Awards 2016
Best Drama
The Story of 90 Coins
Los Angeles Film Awards 2016
Awards of Excellence
The Story of 90 Coins
Accolade global Film Competition 2016
Nominee: Best Romantic Comedy
The Story of 90 Coins
Top Indie Film Awards 2016 (Oct)
Official Selection
The Story of 90 Coins
Sacramento International Film Festival 2016
Official Selection
The Story of 90 Coins
UK Screen One International Film Festival 2016
Winner: Best Editing
The Story of 90 Coins
SHORT to the Point (Feb) 2017
Nominee: Best Original Score
The Story of 90 Coins
Nice International Filmmaker Festival 2017
Nominee: Best Lead Actor in a Foreign Language Film
The Story of 90 Coins
Nice International Filmmaker Festival 2017
Nominee: Best Director of a Short Foreign Language Film
The Story of 90 Coins
Nice International Filmmaker Festival 2017
Silver Remi: Shorts Dramatic Original
The Story of 90 Coins
WorldFest Houston Int’l Film & Video Festival 2017
Official Selection
The Story of 90 Coins
Nassau Film Festival 2017
Michael Wong is an award winning Malaysian film director based in Beijing, China.
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