SYED HEZRI SYED HISHAM

A graduate of The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Hezri began his career as a digital visualizer for international advertising agency Hakuhodo, before becoming a producer & offline editor for Mirage Post, working with local and international advertising agencies and production houses.

As founding partner and Managing Director of Avant Garde Studios, Hezri has managed to secure projects with big name clients such as Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN), New Straits Times (NST) and Ericsson Malaysia. He has also secured contracts with Cyberchicken Animation Studio Ltd from South Korea, MAC 3 Co Production funding from Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) and Networked Content Development Grant (NCDG) from Malaysian Communications And Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

Prior to this, during his years in SHOCK3D! Sdn Bhd as Business Development Director, he secured the eContent Fund for the animated 3D movie entitled Alamaya, Garden of Beautiful Creatures from the Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation (MOSTI). He was part of the Shock3d! team that won the coveted 'Best Media & Entertaiment' award from Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA), as well as the 'Best Planning Award' during the Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival (SICAF).
As one of the main young entrepreneurs in the local animation industry, Hezri has travelled under the Malaysian banner to many international Animation and Film trade markets and conferences in Cannes, Tokyo, Korea and Bangkok and has gained experience and knowledge in areas of trade marking, business development and marketing & promotions for animation and film.

Hezri also won "Best Editor" title in the Kuala Lumpur 48hr film Competition, for his work on Malaysia's winning short film entry "The Case Of Adi Aziz", which was screened in Taos, New Mexico in March 2012.

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