Koo Chia Meng

Creative Director

Trained as a filmmaker, Chia Meng has been actively involved in various aspects of film production since 2009. He co-founded his production company Fiction Shore in 2013, and subsequently completed his Master of Fine Arts in Film Directing at the Taipei National University of the Arts in 2019.

Some of his earlier short films were official selections at regional film festivals including Bangkok ASEAN Film Festival, ifva Hong Kong, Singapore International Film Festival, Singapore Shorts ’21 and Minikino Film Week. Chia Meng also directed live-action films for National Day 2020 and 2021, featuring interviews with inspiring Singaporeans. Most recently, he directed Singaporean actors Andie Chen and Rui En for his upcoming short film ‘Yearbook’, a co-production with Giraffe Pictures.

Chia Meng was also Casting Director for Singaporean feature films such as Boo Junfeng’s ‘Apprentice’ (2016), Anthony Chen’s ‘Ilo Ilo’ (2013) and ‘Wet Season’ (2019), as well as He Shuming’s ‘Ajoomma’ (2022). Screen performance work remains a key area of focus for his company, and Chia Meng continuously conducts performance workshops with emerging filmmakers and actors as a way of contributing to the industry. Fiction Shore also proudly sponsored the Best Performance Award for the Southeast Asian Short Film Competition at the Singapore International Film Festival in 2022.

As Multimedia Designer, Chia Meng’s credits include productions by W!ld Rice, The Finger Players, Drama Box, Toy Factory, Warner Music Singapore and Singapore Repertory Theatre. He also worked on larger scale shows like Michael Learns To Rock 25: Live in Singapore. Aside from Multimedia work, Chia Meng also directed concerts for The TENG Ensemble in 2019 and 2022. At the Straits Times Life Theatre Awards 2019, Chia Meng and co-designer Andrew Robert Ng were awarded Best Multimedia for their work on W!ld Rice’s ‘Supervision’. In 2022, Chia Meng served as Multimedia Director (Film) for National Day Parade Singapore.

As Fiction Shore’s Creative Director, Chia Meng continues to develop content with collaborators and artists, for the film and theatre industries.