Ben Slater is the author of Kinda Hot: The Making of Saint Jack in Singapore (2006), a major contributor to World Film Locations: Singapore (2014) and the editor of 25: Histories and Memories of the Singapore International Film Festival (2014). He’s also the co-screenwriter of the feature film Camera (2014) and a Lecturer at the School of Art, Media and Design, Nanyang Technological University. In March 2015, Ben is guest-curating the segment of Beyond Saint Jack under the Malaya Black & White series.
Fiona Tan is neither a film studies major nor an amateur film buff, but merely a graduate from NUS History Department. She has enjoyed working with the NUS Museum since her summer internship of 2009. Insofar as Fiona continues to revel in the open-ended possibilities of the colonial archives in generating unconventional histories and exhibits, her contributions to this blog are testament to her interest in the curious and quirky nature of archival research in her quest to contextualize these films historically.
Trina is part of the Outreach team at the NUS Museum.
Shabbir Hussain Mustafa
Shabbir Hussain Mustafa is Curator at the National Art Gallery, Singapore, where he researches art from Singapore and Southeast Asia. He was formerly Curator (South-Southeast Asia) at the National University of Singapore Museum (NUS Museum) where he co-conceived this online platform.
Sandeep is currently pursuing honours studies in History, with a minor in Southeast Asian studies at NUS. He has interned at the NUS Museum since 2011. Sandeep is fascinated by empires and their decline. His contributions to this blog should be viewed as an ode to the horror genre that, in his view, contour and contest the national memories and identities of Southeast Asians.
Muhamad Mizrahi Bin Maszenan
Mizrahi is a history major at the National University of Singapore. He was an intern with the NUS Museum during the summer of 2013. His areas of interest include political history, the Middle East, historical fiction, docudrama and genealogical migrations. He enjoys exercising and playing his flight simulator games in his free time.