Since its inception in 2000, nuSTUDIOS Film Productions has served as a community for filmmaking enthusiasts in the National University of Singapore (NUS). The student film production house has produced numerous short films, with their finest participating in both local and international film festivals such as the Singapore Short Film Festival and the Asian American International Film Festival. Several members have even continued to pursue their passion in filmmaking upon graduation, with notable alumni including Tan Bee Thiam, Kirsten Tan, Derrick Loo, and Melinda Tan.

Offering a diverse range of activities and training programmes including masterclasses by industry professionals such as Lee Thean-jeen, Gek Li-san and Sun Koh, nuSTUDIOS caters to all levels of filmmaking experience. Members can also expect to gain first-hand experience through shooting their own short films.

Apart from productions, nuSTUDIOS also programmes screenings and competitions for a larger audience, seeking to foster a discerning eye for film styles and a love for the craft of filmmaking. Past collaborations include The Substation and Objectifs for its programmes, and more recently J Camera Rental Centre, Zhiyun-tech, Singapore Film Society, and Blackmagic Design.

nuSTUDIOS is currently under the guidance of local film veteran Juan Foo, who has produced seminal films such as Perth and Return to Pontianak. He has represented Singapore on film panels, been a curator and judge for film competitions, as well as lectured film.

All with a passion for cinema are welcome to join nuSTUDIOS’ ranks! New membership sign-ups take place at Welcome Teas every first semester, or you may simply send an email to regarding membership.


Principal Trainer

Juan Foo


With career beginnings in freelance production work and then producing, Juan Foo went on to pioneer digital filmmaking in Singapore; using technology and technique to deliver screen content. He produced horror and cult films Perth and Return to Pontianak, as well as several others. Juan is also one of the first few in Singapore to have sold a developed script project to Hollywood.

Juan’s varied background has led him to write, teach, develop, and promote screen content in several training schools and universities. His previous work has included media training, talent development and content quality assessment.