09/12 16:00 Expanded Cinema

What’s your Art?
Created and written by Ian Lam
Director Maxim Bessmertny
18”50’| Macau | 2017 [B]

Synopsis
A surprising interview between a 64 year-old cardboard collector and a Brazilian bodybuilder reveal the identity of Macau through the pointillist collection of their memories, resilience, and shared driving forces.

Created and written by
Ian Lam was born in Toronto, Canada in 1989. His parents are both from Macau. From 1998 to 2007, he studied at Claude Watson School in Canada and obtained a degree in Visual Arts. In 2015, he co-published “Cook Book”, a project collaborated with the Macau artist Konstantin Bessmertny and the celebrity Kristoffer Luczak. In 2016, he began his career as Director of Marketing and Design at Macau Creations. In 2017, together with the Macau Advertising Association, they successfully got the right to host the 2021 AdAsia in Macau. He is the founder of the “What’s Your Art” project, aiming to bring out the true story of Macau through a series of new methods.

Director
Maxim Bessmertny – Russian born Macau/Hong Kong based director. He is a graduate of NYU Tisch. School of The Arts with an MFA in Film Production. Maxim’s latest narrative short film ‘Tricycle Thief’ World Premiered at Toronto International Film Festival, won the 2015 Kodak Gold Award for best short film and has played at numerous festivals worldwide. He has worked with numerous clients on commercials and advertisements including Zouk Singapore, Wynn Resorts, Pacha Macau and City of Dreams.