Born and raised in Singapore, Leon Cheo is the creator, writer and director of the 2020 International Emmy®-nominated short form series “People Like Us”. His short film “SIN-SFO” premiered in-competition at the Academy-qualifying 25th Austin Film Festival, and won Best Live Action and Best Director at the 2019 National Youth Film Awards in Singapore. Other highlights include “The Three Sisters” which won ‘Best Short Film’ at the 2012 NETPAC-Jogja Asian Film Festival and “Nuts”, which received honourable mention for the YOMYOMF Interpretations 2.0 competition, founded by Justin Lin. Leon graduated from Chapman University with a BFA in Creative Producing, and Ngee Ann Polytechnic with a diploma in Film, Sound & Video. He is also an alumnus of Outfest InFusion (2016), Berlinale Talents (2014), Asian Film Academy (2013) and Talents Tokyo (2012).