About The Artist
By profession, Yee Chang Kang is an award-winning film director with Shooting Gallery Asia and has helmed TV commercials for an illustrious list of clients like Discovery Channel, Tiger Beer, Scoot, KFC, M1 and MDA. And as an independent filmmaker, Yee has also been actively writing, producing and directing short films since graduating top of his class from Temasek Polytechnic‘s School Of Design in 1996.
Yee is all about heart. His astute knack of empathising with the vast complexity of human emotions, juxtaposing between understated heroic romanticism and fragile vulnerability, results in work that has always erred on the side of passion and beauty. Through his keen observations, Yee is a filmmaker and musician who always remembers to tell the truth and wear his heart on his sleeves unapologetically.
Working on the story arc titled The Loners’ Trilogy, Yee has a consistent film output with Good Time (2004), Dai Bao (2005) and Peter Ho (2006). These quirky and honest films have travelled to film festivals in Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Thailand and Malaysia, with Good Time and Dai Bao coming in as Finalists at the Singapore International Film Festival.
That consistent theme of heart continues with his music.
An advocate of the local music scene since his youth, Yee has used original music from Singapore extensively and exclusively in his films, and was a contributing photographer for the iconic magazine, BigO. In 1987, he started his first band, The Ordinary People who released two albums, It’s A Weird Existence (1993) and When Stars Collide (2000). A year later, Yee formed acclaimed indie-rock band TypeWriter and released a double-album titled Indian Head Massage (2010). As an active performing singer-songwriter, Yee is also a certified member of COMPASS, with songs published by Warner/Chappell Singapore.
He is currently working on his feature film debut, Sunlight Takes Over, as well as TypeWriter’s next album release. If the power of love and heartbreak are to be found in a film or a song, you will definitely not miss them, the hallmarks in Yee’s signature style.
On that, you can bet your heart.