Director/animator Jerrold Chong graduated with a BFA in Animation at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). An avid lover of cinema, he is fascinated by the power of animated cinema as abstract visual metaphor and is driven by a desire to tell sincere stories that examines the depths of everyday life and the complexities of the human experience.
His films have screened at numerous international film festivals, including Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, Annecy International Animated Film Festival, Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF), Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival in Bristol, Animatricks Animation Festival in Helsinki, Short Shorts Film Festival in Tokyo and Bucheon International Animation Festival in Korea.
Most recently he co-directed the animated short film, Piece of Meat, which premiered at the 2019 Cannes Director’s Fortnight and was selected at the 2019 Annecy International Animation Festival, on top of various other international film festivals. His films “Automatonomy” and “What Has To Be” has also won the Best Animation Award at the National Youth Film Awards Open Category consecutively for the last 2 years.