Teck's foundations in cinematography were shaped by assisting some of Asia's top cinematographers during the last years of celluloid film in Singapore. Formerly trained as an animator, Teck was an early adopter of digital cinematography and he was fortunate to have built his career as a young DP by working with Singapore's top directors such as Royston Tan, Anthony Chen, Boo Junfeng, Eva Tang, and Victric Thng, as well as working alongside Singapore's best gaffers, technical crew, editors, and colorists.
Growing up and living in Singapore's multiracial and multicultural environment has shaped Teck's interest in collaborating across cultures, and he has worked on cross-border projects across Asia, including South Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Singapore's unique mix of slick cosmopolitanism juxtaposed with traditional and local ways of life are a constant source of material and inspiration.
‘Jodilerks Dela Cruz’, a Philippines/Singapore short film project directed by Carlos Manatad, was in competition at the International Critics’ Week (La Semaine de la Critique), Cannes Film Festival 2017. The film went on to win Best Southeast Asian Short at the 28th Singapore International Film Festival, Best Short Film (Youth Jury Award) at the 20th Taipei Film Festival, Special Jury Mention at the San Francisco International Film Festival 2018 and Best Director at the DaKINO Film Festival 2018 in Romania.
‘Afterimages’ - an independent horror feature directed by Tony Kern, which won Best Feature in the 11th Eerie Horror Film Festival 2014, Best FX in Thriller!Chiller! 2014 and Best FX in 12th New York City Horror Film Festival 2014.
‘Mu Dan', directed by Lincoln Chia, which won Best Cinematography in the Silver Screen Awards at the Singapore International Film Festival 2010.