Singaporean media scholar behind Best British Animation winner at Edinburgh festival

Poles Apart, a 12-minute stop-motion film featuring the voices of Helena Bonham Carter and Joseph May, is about how the changing environment brings together a female polar bear and a male grizzly bear. PHOTO: POLES APART
Poles Apart, a 12-minute stop-motion film featuring the voices of Helena Bonham Carter and Joseph May, is about how the changing environment brings together a female polar bear and a male grizzly bear. PHOTO: POLES APART

An animated film produced by a Singaporean, Low Ser En, has won the prestigious McLaren Award for Best British Animation at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Titled Poles Apart, the 12-minute stop-motion film featuring the voices of Helena Bonham Carter and Joseph May, is about how the changing environment brings together a female polar bear and a male grizzly bear.

Low, a recipient of Infocomm Media Development Authority's (IMDA) Media Education Scholarship, pursued a master's degree in producing at National Film and Television School (NFTS) in the United Kingdom, considered one of the top film schools in the world.

Poles Apart is written and directed by British actress-director Paloma Baeza, also an alumni of the school.