AOI Pro. has announced that Sling Ng, a director at Directors Think Tank (AOI Pro. Group), has been selected as one of the final judges for the film and video category at the STARS 2018.
35 advertising executives from around the world were selected as the final and executive judges. The 11th AD STARS will take place in Busan, South Korea, from August 23 to 25, under the theme of 'Connect!'.
Swee Ling Ng (Sling Ng) - Film Director
Sling is unique. She understands that the creative process begins with the idea, but it takes meticulous detail and execution to make it flourish. Prior to launching her career as a film director, she was an award-winning agency art director, having won numerous awards at Cannes, D&AD, and Clio for her work while at BBDO, 10AM and Bates. While she graduated from The One Academy with a diploma in Advertising and Design, to further her craft, she later studied at University of Southern California on a short film course before joining Directors’ Think Tank in 2008.
Sling offers a unique perspective when she works on projects, and she is always looking for a fresh approach to every x-script. She works closely with the agency on the direction and the craft of the commercial, and relishes the process from start to finish. After all, being involved at the conceptual stage always ensures a better product.
Sling has won numerous awards for her commercial work that was commissioned by some of the best agencies in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. She has directed commercial for Petronas, McDonalds, Ikea, Royal Selangor, Dulux, Canon, Tiger Beer...etc.
From AOI Pro., award-winning producer Hisaya Katoh has also joined the Preliminary Jury and Young Stars AD Competition Mentor at this year’s AD STARS. Young Stars AD Competition aims to find and support promising future creatives around the world. It will be held for four days during AD STARS festival and each team will produce strategies and creative ideas of the campaigns in a given time with an assigned subject. Preliminary online judging was held from June 20 to 27.