SEPPUKU

a Japanese-American cinematic folk tale

KWAN-FAI LAM

Composer

Lam Kwan Fai, an award-winning composer on the international stage, is known to have a diversified style ranging from classic to modern, cinema to theatre, and dance to multimedia.  While getting his Bachelor of Music Degree from Hong Kong Academy of Performance Arts, he received numerous awards, including 2006 Hsu Tsang-Houei International Composition Competition Prize, 2007 Asian Composers League Young Composer Award and 2009 a full scholarship from Hong Kong Jockey Club to pursue a Master of Fine Arts at California Institution of the Arts.

Kwan Fai actively participates in a wide range of music production for movies, theatre and dance.  The movies he composed for have entered many international film festivals and were awarded, such as “Across Land Across Sea,” awarded the 41st Emmy Awards for Best Documentary Film; “The Monk,” awarded the 3rd Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival Award for Best Short Film, “Little by Little,” awarded the Monterrey International Film Festival Best Short Fiction Film Award Award for Best Short Film, “The Lost Generation,” awarded the 2009 IndieProducers’ Award for Best Animation.

In 2007 to 2008, Kwan Fai has presented the position of Music Director for the International Association of Theatre Critics (Hong Kong) "Expressing and Expressions - Performing and Critiquing" Musical Theatre Amateur Scheme 2007/08.  At the mean time, he was also responsible in music and lyric composition.  

After graduating from the California Institution of the Arts and while working for an Emmy Awards nominee composer Gil Talmi’s Thoughts in the Grey Circle studio, he participated as a freelancer in many other large-scaled productions.  He has worked with Stella Alder Acting Studio (New York), Boston Court Theatre (Pasadena) and Early Morning Opera (LA).  In the summer of 2013, he was invited by The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego to participate in their production of “Double Indemnity.” Creative team includes highly acclaimed and Tony Awards winner Christopher Barreca, Head of Design at Yale University’s Stephen Strawbridge, etc..

In 2014, Kwan Fai became the creative director of InterMusic Production (I.M.P.). Inter Music Production is an internationally acclaimed music production company run by a team of award-winning composers that are based in Hong Kong. They possess international experience, attitude and vision from working with partners throughout Asia and America in projects such as films, commercials, theatre, game, art exhibitions, etc..

Established in 2014, our portfolio already include Le Vision Picture’s “The Unbearable Lightness of Inspector Fan,” produced by Derek Yee, directed by Clara Law; Emperor Entertainment Group’s “Two Thumbs Up”, produced by Cheang Pou-Soi, directed by Lau Ho-Leung; Emperor Entertainment Group’s “To The Fore” trailer, directed by Dante Lam.