Pearry Teo filmmaker

Pearry Reginald Teo is the youngest Asian-American director to come to Hollywood. Having his first short film screened at Cannes, Teo is also the first Singaporean movie director to make a Hollywood film. Teo says it would not have been possible if it weren't for digital technology.

Pearry Reginald Teo was born in July 23rd, 1978. He started making films at the age 0f 22. His first short film Liberata Me (2002) was screened at Cannes, won Best Horror at the New York International Film Festival and an Award of Excellence from The Communicator's award, garnishing critical acclaim from celebrities such as Ray Manzarek, keyboardist of The Doors.

Pearry Teo filmmaker

Shortly after the completion of the festival circuit for Liberata Me, Pearry Teo enrolled in Pima Community College studying basic video production and cinematography, but soon dropped out after failing all his classes during the making of his second short film Children of the Arcana, which took home (for the second year) the 2003 award for Best Horror at the New York International Film Festival.

Story by Sooyeon Lee