I’m a Malaysian Filmmaker.

Founder of Real Films.

About Teong Hin

A multiple award-winning producer, writer and director for film, television and theatre, Teong Hin co-wrote and directed, "Puteri Gunung Ledang"; the first Malaysian film invited to the Venice International Film Festival, and submitted for Academy Awards.

Given his wide-ranging interests, he went from historical epic to romantic comedy, musical, sports and political films as well as the first Penang Hokkien feature film, "You Mean The World To Me". 

For theatre, Teong Hin co-wrote the book for "Puteri Gunung Ledang – The Musical". He staged site-specific shows for George Town Festival: "Emily of Emerald Hill", "Silat"  and "You Mean The World To Me". And the musical, “Chow Kit Road! Chow Kit Road!”, at the Istana Budaya,.

Teong Hin directed limited series "Tangkal Besi" and the web series “Inikah Cinta” and produced "Tastemakers".

He was the creative director for the 29th SEA Games & 9th ASEAN Para Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies.


About Real Films

Teong Hin founded Real Films to produce socially-conscious films of discernible quality.

Real Films co-produced with Astro-Shaw, “Hoore! Hoore!”, the Sudirman jukebox musical film and the first Penang Hokkien play and film “You Mean The World To Me”.

Real Films provided production support in Malaysia for Oscar winner Ang Lee’s “Lust: Caution”.

Real Films latest film “Ayah”, will be released in 2023. 

Awards & Recognition



Music Videos

Rise: Ini Kalilah, 2019

31st Malaysia Film Festival

- 6 nominations

You Mean The World To Me, 2017

29th Malaysia Film Festival

- Best Screenplay

- Best Supporting Actor

- Best Music Score

Jejak Warriors, 2016

28th Malaysia Film Festival

- 3 nominations

Hoore! Hoore!, 2012

25th Malaysia Film Festival

- 10 nominations

Puteri Gunung Ledang, 2004

(aka Princess of Mount Ledang)

18th Malaysia Film Festival

- Best Director

- Best Screenplay

- Best Art Direction

- Best Music Score

- Special Jury Awards

Short Film

Puteri Gunung Ledang -

The Musical, 2006

Boh Cameronian Arts Awards

- Best Script

KRU “Fanatik”, 1998

A.I.M. (Malaysian Music Industry Awards)

- Best Music Video

Malaysia Video Awards

- Best Music Video

1997 Video M Awards

- Multiple Awards including Best Director & Best Music Video

Ziana Zain “Puncak Kasih”, 1998

Video M Awards

- Most Popular Music Video  

Awie “Alif Bata Duniaku”, 1998

Video M Awards

- Best Director 

Shikin, Hugin & Roslan, 1999

Malaysian Video Awards

- Silver (Pro- Category) 


TEDx BayanLepas, 2019  


Chinese Film Association Malaysia, 2018

Leading Film Industry Person

August Man, 2017

Men Of The Year

Tatler, 2006

100 People You Must Know In Asia

Louis Vuitton Malaysia, 2003

Generation Next

CHT Award, 2009

Essence Art

Early Years

Born in Penang, Teong Hin read Double Physics and Math at the National University of Singapore, but did not graduate.

He then came to Kuala Lumpur where he joined a film production house, producing major television commercials. He then moved to an international advertising agency as Head of Production. After which he set up and ran a post-production facility.

He then co-founded a production company for television commercials and programmes, with a design arm, in both Malaysia and Singapore. 

From producing, he switched to directing television commercials and music videos. After a stint at New York University, he founded Real Films and went into feature films