Hong Khaou is a Cambodian born, British film director and screenwriter. Hong was born in Cambodia, but his family moved to the United Kingdom in the 1980s. Hong studied BA (Hons) Film Production at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, graduating in 1997.
His debut feature film Lilting (a tender, low-key examination of grief, fractured communication and the inherent emotional danger of building one’s whole life around a single person) was produced under the Film London micro-budget scheme Microwave, and was released in the United Kingdom in 2014 by distributors Artificial Eye.
His short film Spring played at both the Sundance Film Festival, and the Berlin International Film Festival in 2011, with his previous short Summer also having premiered at Berlin in 2006. He is the recipient of the 2014 Sundance Institute/Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award for his upcoming feature film Monsoon.
In 2014, Khaou was named one of the Stars of Tomorrow by Screen International.
For Pursued by a Bear:
Pieces of Me