Class of 2019, Singapore
Recipient of the Infocomm Media Development Authority’s Media Education Scholarship
Koh Zhi Hao, a recipient of the Infocomm Media Development Authority’s Media Education Scholarship, will work and learn from a local filmmaker for two years after graduating.
While at college, Zhi Hao was a member of the Yale-NUS Filmmakers. He also had the opportunity to study for a semester at New York University Tisch School of the Arts and pursued an internship with local film company Zhao Wei Films. Such exposure, he said, allowed him to cultivate his artistic and academic interests in a concrete, real world setting that he would otherwise not have gotten locally, and he will carry with him this globally and historically informed perspective into his creative career.
“My Yale-NUS experience has been hugely influential towards my filmmaking. It is here where I discovered a love for the classics – the Greek & Roman history and literature that I have read under my minor, Global Antiquity, has had a profound impact on the kinds of stories that I wish to tell and the approach I take in the telling.”