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Hong Khaou

Hong Khaou


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Camille McCurry
Assistant: Mark Brennan
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Named one of Screen Daily's STARS OF TOMORROW for 2013.

Born in Cambodia, Hong grew up in Vietnam and is now practically a Londoner. Having completed his BA Hons degree in Film & Video at Surrey Institute of Art of Design, Hong worked in theatres to develop his skills as a writer. This led him to participate on various writers’ attachment programs with The Royal Court, Polka Theatre, Dende Collective and Yellow Earth Theatre.  He was also selected for the BBC / Royal Court New Writing Initiatives, where 50 emerging writers were chosen to take part in in-house writing opportunities for various departments within the BBC and Royal Court Theatre. 

He spent 7 years at Indie film distribution company Peccadillo Pictures, managing their Home Entertainment department and regularly attending film festivals and film markets for acquisition.  

Making the move into filmmaking, he wrote and directed two short films, SPRING (2011) and SUMMER (2007), which were selected for Sundance and Berlinale film festivals respectively. 

[Watch SUMMER (2007) (password - spring). SPRING (2011), a dark exploration of sadomasichism and how far two men are prepared to go in pursuit of sexual gratification, is available on request].  

His recently completed debut feature film, LILTING, produced by Dominic Buchanan through Film London’s Microwave scheme and starring Ben Whishaw. Artificial Eye will handle the UK theatrical release, with Protagonist Pictures handling the international sales. 

LILTING was selected to open the World Dramatic Competition at this years Sundance FIlm Festival, where Hong was also selected as one of this year’s Sundance Institute/Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award recipients for his feature project MONSOON. 


Film London Microwave, produced by Dominic Buchanan, in partnership with BBC Films and supported by Skillset and the BFI- Sundance Film Festival 2014. Opened the World Dramatic Competition.
- Outfest LA 2014: International Dramatic Feature Special Recognition.
- An affecting drama about a Chinese mother living in the UK who has to cope with the sudden loss of her son, her only link to the world around her. Faced with solitude, she edges closer to his lover, played by Ben Whishaw. The feature, a Film London Microwave project, will be distributed in the UK by Artificial Eye and sold worldwide by Protagonist.
Short Films
Writer / Director. Sundance 2011, Berlinale 2011
Writer / Director. Berlinale 2007
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