2022 Script Development FundLIST Life I Stole
|Project||Life I Stole|
|Director||SUGUA Putri Purnama|
Sugua Putri Purnama (29) is a vivacious filmmaker from Sandakan, east of Sabah, Malaysia, known for her passionate interest in the issue of stateless children. Putri is a Malaysian Next New Wave Young Filmmaker, an ASEAN-ROK Film Leaders Incubator (FLY) alumna, as well as an Asian Film Academy (AFA) alumna. In total she has directed and produced seven short films; five fiction and two documentaries, and has received multiple awards internationally, including Silver Awards at Roshd International Film Festival, Iran; the Most Outstanding Film Grant Recipient Award and Jury Special Mention for Best Short Documentary at Freedom Film Festival, Malaysia; and was selected as a Top 12 finalist for the HFPA Snow Leopard Award at Asian World Film Festival, USA.
Currently she is in the early script development stages for her debut narrative feature, Life I Stole. Growing up in an underprivileged area made her the filmmaker she is today. She hopes to be a voice for the marginalized and powerless through her films.