Eric Khoo was born in Singapore in 1965. His first feature film Mee Pok Man (1995), won prizes at Fukuoka, Pusan and Singapore. His second feature 12 Storeys (1997) was the first Singaporean film to be invited officially to participate in the Cannes Film Festival. Eric Khoo also produced 15 (2003) directed by Royston Tan. His TV work includes being executive producer of Drive (1998) a serie, and Seventh Month (2004). In 2004 Eric directed his third feature Be With Me, which was selected as the opening film for the Directors’ Fortnight Cannes 2005. His latest feature film, My Magic, was selected for Cannes official selection. Eric is currently directing an animation film based on works and life of Japanese mangaka, Yoshihiro Tatsumi.
"Be with me" consists of three stories of love vs. solitude: there is an aging, lonesome shopkeeper who doesn't believe in life any more since his wife died. But he is saved from desperation by reading an autobiographical book and meeting its author, a deaf and dumb lady of his own age. Then there is Fatty, a security guard in his fifties who lives for two things: good food and love for a pretty executive living in his block of flats. But, if it is easy to satisfy his first need winning the heart of the distant belle is a horse of another color. More