Favourite era in film:
"Probably the '50s to '60s, from (Yasujiro) Ozu to (Federico) Fellini to (Jean-Luc) Godard. Many societies around the world were recovering from World War II, the Cold War was happening and pop culture was on the rise. It was an inspiring period for cinema."
Favourite film soundtrack:
"(There are) so many movie soundtracks that I love. The music of Ryuchi Sakamoto, Alexandre Desplat, Ennio Morricone and many more. The music that they compose are always so evocative and cinematic."
Favourite local actor and actress:
"I like working with actors who challenge themselves. It's hard to pick my favourites, but I really enjoyed working with Mastura Ahmad and Fir Rahman on my new feature film, Apprentice."
"I'd say The Catcher In The Rye. It's one of the first books that I read entirely and it still stays with me."
"A good mojito in summer always does it for me. In winter, I'll take anything that keeps me warm!"