Nelson Yeo graduated with a BFA in Digital Filmmaking from Nanyang Technological University in 2011. He participated in Berlinale Talents Tokyo (2014), BiFan Fantastic Film School (2015) and Locarno Filmmakers Academy (2018). His short films have screened widely at international film festivals including Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg, Cairo International Film Festival and Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival. His films have won prestigious awards at Golden Ger International Film Festival, the Bangkok ASEAN Film Festival, Seashorts Film Festival and Ribalta Experimental Film Festival. His first feature film, Dreaming & Dying, premiered at Locarno Film Festival 2023, Concorso Cineasti del presente section.
Nelson Yeo’s beautifully restrained debut feature portrays a complex love triangle of fantasy and desire between three old friends unexpectedly reunited in their middle age. Owing something to the dreamy poetics of Apichatpong Weerasethakul, a journey rooted in the real gently blooms into a moving and unexpected reflection on the porous boundaries between worlds; touching on issues of ageing, ecological collapse, mature sexuality, and mythology.