Head Honcho, Self-styled new-age guru
Ever since he successfully sold the only copy of his first original hand-drawn comic-book The Adventures of Hercules and Odysseus* to his mother for a meal at the age of nine, Joshua Chiang has been filled with an unquenchable belief that he will achieve greatness in the realm of visual storytelling.
Notwithstanding the fact that he was also diagnosed around the same period with a condition known as ‘Delusions of Grandeur’, (on top of an already devastating disability known as red-green deficiency) Joshua persevered in his craft, and in 2003, co-wrote and co-directed the digital feature film S11,which has been screened at various international film festivals such as the 9th Shanghai International Film Festival often to stoic acclaim from the few members of audience who turned up.
Heeding the advice of a fan in the guise of a film critic who likened the above-mentioned film to a cheaply-produced Saturday morning children’s cartoon, Joshua then became heavily involved in the Singapore animation scene. He has written for many locally produced animated series such as Nanoboy, Master Raindrop, Zigby and The Exolight as well as international productions such as Robot ARPO, and also helped conceptualize and storyboard various other series.
He is now developing original concepts for TV, film and print through Cerealbox Studios.
Jeff Lawrence Omar
Co-conspirator, extra-terrestrial scriptophile
Dyslexia has never kept Jeff Lawrence away from the greatest love of his life – writing – although it has made more than a few people give up their love of editing.
Jeff worked on several independent films before moving on to writing animation, where he met Joshua Chiang. They discovered their love of storytelling was only matched by their love of ruffling each other’s feathers – in other words, the perfect ingredient for a long-lasting partnership.
When Jeff is not busy spending his time writing, he is spending it correcting his spelling.
* any similarities to the more popular Asterix and Obelix series are strictly coincidental