Since our first gathering, we’re constantly reminded about the importance of community and how many creators are out there who have yet to find their tribe and purpose.
At X2, we’re bringing together 4 Creative Communities, each featuring their own thought leaders and a unique environment to facilitate conversations.
1. Storytelling x Film
2. Social Media & the Church
3. Writing for Impact
4. Prophetic Art
Jump into one of these creative communities and connect with like minded creators who are ready to make a difference with their craft!
After all, creating is as much about community as it is craft.
Founder, Salt Media & Entertainment
After over a decade in private banking and corporate finance, Sherman founded Salt Media & Entertainment, a media investment firm focused on producing inspirational content with universal themes surrounding courage, hope and family. It has co-produced with global partners for worldwide distribution and boasts a robust pipeline of Hollywood projects. Sherman is a Council Member of the Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association (SAAVA), was part of the Organising Committee for Singapore Film Market 2016 and a panelist at Broadcast Asia 2016. Committed to exercising honour and humanity in the way he does business, his vision is to bring God’s Kingdom culture into the Arts & Entertainment sphere.
Kelvin Sng Productions
Kelvin is an accomplished director and producer who has had films screened internationally and at film festivals including “Sinema Showoff! The Fortune Cookie Collection” as well as La Cabina International Medium Length Film Festival of Valencia. His most recent work includes feature film “The Fortune Handbook” that was released in Singapore and Malaysia. Kelvin’s experience as a teacher with MOE shaped his desire to be a lifelong educator, making him a sought-after trainer in various film, video and media programmes. He’s currently working on a number of upcoming feature films while being an Associate Lecturer in New Media and Music Video Production at Singapore Raffles Music College.
Kevin believes design fulfills more than aesthetic needs. It has the power to inspire change towards a better world.
For 21 years and counting, he has helmed Yellow Octopus, a space where regardless of experience, creatives are loved and their potential is celebrated. To Kevin, design is about people, as it is craft.
With his team, he continually seeks to protect a culture of joy and spontaneity that is contagious and permeates any apathy. This all stems from the belief that there is value in making the everyday more meaningful.
Kevin’s contributions to the Singapore and regional design scene include speaking to aspiring designers at tertiary institutions and conferences and sitting on the judging panels of several design competitions. Yellow Octopus has also garnered local and international accolades including Best of Show at the HOW International Design Awards 2012 and Red Dot Award 2012 in the Communication Design Category.
Ghims is the founder of SG Church Memes – check it out on Instagram! He believes very strongly in using humour in any and all circumstances, that God is really a very funny Dude and the church needs to laugh at itself more – especially when it comes to touchy topics. Ghims also loves dogs, coffee, chicken wings and bubble tea (not in that order).
While not making memes, Ghims works in tech and is generally curious about how technology can be used to better mankind.
3:16 Church | Copywriter & Social Entrepreneur
Tabitha believes in the power of telling stories through words and is passionate about sharing that with the world. She’s spent the past 8 years in advertising, freelancing and at Focus on the Family. She founded The Write Co. Which helps people find their voice and craft their stories while The Copy Bar continues to deliver fresh copy for clients. She is currently a one-woman show over at SOWWHAT, devoted to ministry work and desiring to bridge the gap between church and creative. Catch her work over at Indigitous #HACK, X2 Conference and The Love-Aid Project.
5Seventeen Studio Gallery, Singapore
Barry’s journey in art began at the school of hard knocks as a tattoo artist. It developed further through his exposure to different art forms – from sculpture to batik and canvas.
His work is a celebration of transformational change. From a time when his tool of choice was a syringe to paintbrush today.
Through this outlet of artistic expression, the life Barry lives now is far removed from the past where struggles with self and substance abuse were the norm.
Today, Barry lives his dream as a full-time artist with his very own studio and gallery.