Life Inspired’s original series TASTEMAKERS returns for its fourth season this August.
Themed ‘Visionaries, the series explores the ambitious journey across the regional music scene, film industry, food art and fashion featuring nine tastemakers from Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia.
This year’s series was created based on the vision of award-winning executive producer, Saw Teong Hin and directed by Roslan Ismail.
Saw is widely known for directing the highly acclaimed film ‘Puteri Gunung Ledang’, the first ever Malaysian film long-listed for the Academy Awards in the Foreign Language Film category.
Saw’s vision for Tastemakers 2016 explores the role of provenance in shaping each Tastemaker from their respective countries.
His vision leads into the point of difference in this year’s Tastemakers series that conveys a strong sense of locale, highlighting the origin of each tastemaker. The nine tastemakers were handpicked through an intense shortlisting process between both producers and Life Inspired.
Tastemakers Singapore brings together three game changers within Singapore’s music scene, film industry and food art.
Expect the likes of Janice Wong, two-time San Pellegrino Asia’s Best Pastry Chef, founder and owner of 2am: Dessert Bar and 2am: Lab; Cultural medallion recipient and filmmaker, Eric Khoo; and one of Singapore’s best-known music personalities, singer-songwriter Dick Lee, who now sits on the board of Audi Fashion Festival and The National Museum of Singapore, among many others.
Tastemakers Indonesia turns the spotlight on one of the country’s most popular filmmaker, Joko Anwar whose had his work screen at numerous film festivals such as The Times BFI London Film Festival and New York Asian Film Festival.
Anton Wirjono, music DJ, entrepreneur and founder of Future10, the founding events company of pioneering outdoor music festival, Jakarta Movement; and the “McQueen of Indonesia”, fashion designer Tex Saveiro whose designs have been worn by Jennifer Lawrence in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’, Lady Gaga and Kim Kardashian.
Tastemakers Malaysia features Malaysia’s very own “Queen of Jazz” Sheila Majid; award-winning filmmaker Chiu Keng Guan, more recently known his box office hits, ‘The Journey’ and ‘Ola Bola’; and co-founder of e-commerce site Fashion Valet, Vivy Yusof.
Catch three brand new episodes of Tastemakers this August. Each 30-minute episode captures the backstory of each individual’s journey to success.
The trilogy kicks off with Tastemakers Singapore on August 7; followed by the Tastemakers Indonesia on August 14; and comes full circle on August 28 with the season premiere of Tastemakers Malaysia.