About us

Hastur Films is an independent film production company based in Kuala Lumpur that develops all its works outside the narrow commercial margins of the Malaysian audiovisual network.

Our company specializes in conceiving, developing and producing groundbreaking audiovisual and cinematographic proposals with a fresh, innovative, and international perspective using the most advanced techniques and technology (Yes, this inlcudes AI).

We focus on a wide variety of approaches and contents, developing formats ranging from film and television productions to new interactive formats seeking to go beyond the old formulas and trying to engage the audience as an active subject.

We are actively looking for collaborators and creators with the purpose of broadening our creative horizons, if you have a project and you think we may be the right people, do not hesitate to contact us. We like bold challenges.

THE Team

Self-motivated techie and aspiring creative producer. After 3 years of experience on my “tool” belt and identifying the gap for the Malaysian market; I’ve taken on the producing role in the film industry.

Always looking to collaborate with other filmmakers to push the bar and elevate the quality of content produced from Malaysia.

Seeking exciting opportunities to tell Hastur films story through our lens with audience-centric content and boundary pushing means.

My credits as a Production Manager, “Ceroboh” by Kuman Pictures (Netflix)

My credits as a Gaffer includes th feature film “Simple Manusan” by Haran and Shobaan (cinema release), “Angkat” and “This Land of Mine” by Feisk Productions (still in post-production); the short film “A Bowl of Stew” (Short+Sweet Awards 2022) by Wong King Wai, “Setitis Air Mata”(Official selection Mindanao Film Festival 2022) by Feisk Productions, “Kumbang” by Gwai Lou, “OTW” (Tokyo Film Awards 2022) and “Memorhythm” by Adam Chong (still in post-production).

My credits as Cam assist. include “Ayah” by Saw Teong Hin, the TV Movie "Biar Biar Biasa" for Astro, "Neer Mel Neruppu" and "Macai" by Shanjhey K. Perumal,  and several other short documentaries and Advertisements.

Film Labs:

Bifan NAFF FFS 2023 (Korea), Sabah Pitching Training - KKIFF 2023 (Malaysia)

I am a Sabahan filmmaker, musician, and educator with Kadazan and Chinese heritage.

As a mixed-ethnicity child,  I have grown up in a constant mingling of cultures, languages, religions, and ways of living. I grew up being very interested in the little differences and how they shape our lives. The cinema that interests me is the one that talks about these little differences.

Way before starting in filmmaking I was already a musician. I compose music for film and I also make my own music as Beza Cabeza. As a filmmaker, I have mainly worked, so far, as a producer but lately, I have grown more and more interested in writing. Along with Gwai Lou, I co-wrote and co-directed the short film "The New World" which was very well received at international festivals.

As a producer my career is strongly linked to Gwai Lou, I have produced his new film, "Somewhere over the Rainbow", and the shorts Kumbang (2022), Kuleshov Noir (2022) "Anomaly" (2021), "Target" (2020), "Reset" and "Wounds" (2019)

My credits as a composer include the award-winning short film "Kumbang" ¨The Girls Are Alright", and the films ""Disappear" (Cineramabc 2020 - Critic´s Award) and the mentioned "Somewhere over the Rainbow" (2022)

Gwai Lou (鬼佬) means “Foreign devil”, it's a common Cantonese slang for Westerners. People used to call me this as a joke when I first arrived in Malaysia. The years passed and now it is how I call myself. I am a writer-director who likes to operate cameras and moonlights as a university lecturer.

As a director, I have shot the films "Somewhere over the Rainbow" (Pelikultura 2023, Rizoma FF 2022), "Disappear" (Cineramabc 2020 - Critic's Award, Madrid FF), "Side-B" (Ariano IFF, Jagran IFF 2017), "Many Pieces of Something(Málaga FF, Novelisimo FF -Audience's Award 2015) and a dozen of short films including "The girls are alright" (with presence in more than 50 film festivals) KumbangTarget, or The Wanderer.

My credits as a Cinematographer include "Barbarian Invasions" by Tan Chui Mui (Shanghai IFF 2021 - Jury's Award), "Neer Mel neruppu" and "Macai" by Shanjhey K. perumal "Ayah" by Saw Teong Hin, "Sometimes, Sometimes" by Jacky Yeap (Golden Horse 2020, Shanghai FF 2020), "Simple Manusan" and "Metro Maalai" by Haran & Shobaan (Luang Prabang 2020), "Ceroboh" (Netflix) and "This land of Mine" by Feisal Azizuddin and the new film of Shanjhey K. Perumal whose title is still a secret. I also shot the TV movie "Biar Biar Biasa" directed by Joon Goh for Astro.

Film Labs:

2023 Sabah Pitching Training (Malaysia), 2020 Bifan Fantastic Film School (Korea), 2016 Berlinale Talents (Germany) 2016, Sabah Film Academy -as a tutor (Malaysia), 2016 Cinehorizontes Scriptwriter Residency (France), 2015 Locarno Summer School (Switzerland), 2015 Cinescope Film Training Program (Colombia) and 2014 Grundvigt Workshop - Nice Film Festival (France).



Gwai Lou


Annabel Tiu