Director BIO: Vikneshwaran Silva (THE PUPPETEER)

Director Biography – Vikneshwaran Silva

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Worked in the TV industry in Singapore for a few years as a freelancer before he produced and directed his first short film titled ‘The Blue Puppeteer’. He won an Honourable Mention Award at the International Film Festival Manhattan 2014. He went on to pursue a Masters in Directing at the MET Film School in London to enhance and hone his skills in directing. Over there, he met with passionate people alike and decided to make a film with them. His most recent work, ‘The Puppeteer’ would be his first short film to be filmed out of Singapore.


Director Statement


Once a victim of manipulation, I understood the real effects and consequences of it. Feelings were meddled in the process and I made ill-advised decisions as a result. This impacted me to a great level and how I view people and the world today.

I have always wanted to intrigue my audience with a powerful story. So it became obvious to me on the subject matter to work on. I wanted the narrative to be in a dramatic fashion with a compelling story. I adopted a particular style to compliment the narrative. The film protrudes a very dark mood and in a very subtle way, the characters in 3 scenes were showcased in shots like puppets in a puppet show.

As part of my graduation film, the primary focus was to create an engaging thriller with a smart plot. I designed the story with a co-writer.

I am a huge fan of Christopher Nolan, specifically with the way he tells his stories. His films inspire me to make engaging stories, which is why I believe this film will intrigue my audience to a great level.

The film was shot entirely in Budapest, making full use of the beautiful city. Post Production was done in London and completed in March 2018.


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