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Set betwixt Singapore & Los Angeles, SMRT PIECE is a video-experimental animation triptych about public transit, queer bodies, risk, missing home, seeing VS being seen, movie magic, drawing as an abstract intellectual exercise, Agnes V., and snuggling with your lover.



Singapore International Film Festival (2022), SG. 

International Film Festival Rotterdam (2023), NL.

Mini Film Festival (2023), Sarawak, MY.

Chicago Underground Film Festival (2023), IL, USA. 

Short Circuit 7 (2023), SG.


National Youth Film Awards (2022): Best Documentary

National Youth Film Awards (2022): Best Editing

Chicago Underground Film Festival (2023): Honorable Mention

ICUCICU (2018)

co-dir. Giuliana Foulkes

Two tween girls with magical powers surf a dangerous Web, blurring the lines between love and domination.
In this experimental hybrid of stop-motion and live-action filmmaking, power and desire in an intense friendship between two magical tween girls becomes magnified through the lens of networked neo-colonialism.



Ann Arbor Film Festival (2019). MI, USA

Derby Film Festival (2019). Derby, UK

Big Muddy Film Festival (2019). IL. USA

San Diego Underground (2019). CA, USA

Wasteland Film Festival (2019). CA, USA

Leeds Queer Film Festival (2020). Leeds, UK

ARKIPEL Jakarta International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival (2020). Jakarta, ID


Peransi Prize, ARKIPEL 2020


Experimental Film ICUCICU Is Eerily Jovial, Elena Cruz for THE SOUTHERN


little enemy, best friend (2017)

A sketch for ICUCICU (2018)

I exist, & nothing more (2021)

Commissioned by Pink Dot 13, June 13 2021

Writer: Rinri (Rei)
Producer: Christopher Khor
Sound design: Audiowise
Score: Iona Waller

$ (2015)

Trauma and learning are two sides of the same coin

Tropical Rain, Death-Scented Kiss 素馨花 

In a vision of Singapore slowly falling into a wilderness populated by spirits, the ghost of a girl’s best friend follows her home.

Southeast Asian Film Lab 2020, Fellowship Prize 

Talents Tokyo 2022, Special Mention

Chicago Industry Exchange Lab 2023

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Animation Director

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An unlikely hero's journey into his own memories becomes a vehicle for reconciliation and healing for himself and his sibling.

Director: Iyabo Kwayana

Co-Creator: Alaf Kwayana
Key Collaborator/ Writer: Luther Clement Lam
Producers: Chris Hastings, Maori Karmel Holmes, Nevo Shinaar
Animation Director: Charlotte Bee Her Hong
Lead Animator: Iona Waller
Animation Producer: Giuliana Foulkes
Animation Assistants: Georgia Reid, Sarah Oh, Joshua Davis
Additional Animation: Mira Ram
Sound Design: Josh Ascalon
Sound Mixer: Jim Sullivan

Production Partners: PBS WORLD Channel, Blackstar Film Festival

Funders: MacArthur Foundation, WORLD Channel, Wyncote Foundation


BlackStar Film Festival (2022), PA, USA
New Hampshire Film Festival (2022), NH, USA
Well Read Black Girl Film Festival (2022), DC, USA
New Orleans Film Festival (2022), LA, USA
Sundance Film Festival (2023), UT, USA
San Francisco Film Festival (2023), CA, USA

Mammoth Lakes Film Festival (2023), CA, USA

Hot Docs (2023), ON, CA.

Brooklyn Film Festival (2023), NY, USA


Golden Gate Award "Best Animated Short" San Francisco Film Festival


‘America ReFramed’ Announces Addition of By Water

A Sensory Trip Down Memory Lane “By Water”


A.I. Mama is a post-cyberpunk short featuring Kei, a young programmer who attempts to resurrect their lost mother by coding an A.I. that can input childhood memories.

deadgirlfilm dir. Giuliana Foulkes (WIP)

Deadgirl searches for the spirit of her lost brother, having killed herself at the precise moment of the rapture.

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