Kelvin completed his Advanced Diploma in Film Production (Directing) at Ngee Ann Polytechnic after receiving the Media Education Scheme Award from the Media Development Authority (MDA) of Singapore in 2004. His 2005 short film "More Than Words", a tribute to the late Asian songstress Teresa Teng, has been officially invited to be screened and compete at international film festivals around the world including France, Italy, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, Romania and Africa. In 2006, Kelvin was awarded the Script Development Grant by the Singapore Film Commission to develop "More Than Words" into a feature film screenplay. That same year, his thesis film "Kichiro" premiered at the Beijing Film Academy at the 5th International Student Film and Video Festival to a crowd of more than 1000.
In 2010, Kelvin wrote, produced and directed "The Gang", a 32-minute mini feature, which is currently being developed into a full-length feature film. “The Gang” premiered at The Grand Cathay to great reviews and enjoyed a successful one-month run at Sinema Old School. It was also screened at various film festivals including “Sinema Showoff! The Fortune Cookie Collection” where it was the curator’s pick, as well as the 4th La Cabina International Medium Length Film Festival of Valencia in Spain, where it was one of the official selections together with 14 other films out of a few hundred entries around the world.
Kelvin’s experience as a former teacher and Head of Department (HOD) with the Ministry of Education has also shaped his desire to be a lifelong educator. This eventually led him to become a much sought-after trainer in various film, video and media programmes, having trained students and teachers in more than 100 schools and institutions to date. Together with his pool of trainers who are also industry practitioners, they serve as a bridge between the film/media industry and schools with relevant and practical knowledge, inspiring new blood to enter the industry and contribute to its growth.
As Managing Director of Kelvin Sng Productions, which specialises in film production, film education and artiste management, Kelvin's belief in nurturing new talents sees him signing on promising actors under his belt including Maia Lee, whose acting career was launched as a result. Kelvin also produced Chai Yee Wei's award-winning short film "My Blue Heaven", which was screened internationally in several film festivals. As Executive Producer, he has produced "The Forgotten", a mid-length film produced by Eusoff Works, the film production arm of Eusoff Hall at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and "Steadfast", another mid-length action film boasting an international cast directed by newcomers David Liu and Linus Chen. The letter received "Honourable Mention" at the Los Angeles Movie Awards 2010.
In addition, Kelvin has worked closely with various organizations and institutions such as Blackmagic Design Asia, Singapore Media Academy, the Substation, Canon Singapore and the British Council to support and promote filmmaking in Singapore. He has also curated film screenings for several organisations including Toronto-Singapore Film Festival to help promote local films abroad.
Kelvin's extensive body of works also include television commercials, music videos and the 45-minute mini feature "Fairytales". “Fairytales” premiered at the 24th Singapore International Film Festival as a double bill with “The Gang” to a full house crowd at Shaw Lido, and has been commercially released on DVD by Innoform Media.
Kelvin’s debut feature film “Taxi! Taxi!” starring top comedians Mark Lee and Gurmit Singh and inspired by the local best seller “Diary of a Taxi Driver”, was released theatrically in both Singapore and Malaysia in January 2013. It was the second highest grossing local film after Jack Neo's "Ah Boys to Men 2" for that year. Besides being a box office success, "Taxi! Taxi!" was also the first official entry from Singapore at the ASEAN International Film Festival and Awards 2013 held in Sarawak, where it also won the Special Jury Award.
Besides working on a number of upcoming feature film projects, Kelvin is also an accomplished acting coach and heads his team of industry practitioners to train students in the area of film, video, media and drama. He is currently an Associate Lecturer in new media and music video production at Singapore Raffles Music College.
Kelvin has recently completed his new feature film "The Fortune Handbook". The CNY-themed comedy film was theatrically released in Singapore and Malaysia on 26 January and 2 February 2017 respectively.Unbroken《不倒翁》(2017)
The Fortune Handbook 《财神爷》(2017)
Young & Fabulous《最佳伙扮》(2016)
Kichiro "Redux" (2016)
Taxi! Taxi! 《德士当家》(2013)
The Gang 《私会党》 (2010)
Bad Times (2005)
More Than Words 《千言万语》(2005)
Mothers and Sons (2004)