Shwe Yee Oo

Biography of the director

Shwe Yee Oo was born in Yangon in 1998. She graduated from the National University of Arts and Culture with a major in painting in 2019, also gaining a diploma in music (violin) in the same year. Drawn to film in her teens, she had already worked for various production companies including Tagaung Animation Studio and subtitled many films when she took up studies at YFS in 2022. She has since worked on several YFS projects in various capacities, providing the soundtrack or camera on her peers’ works (including In the Heat of the Fire, The Goldsmiths) and has also collaborated on a short fictional project, Into the Night. For her first documentary as a director, she chose to portray two young monks in The Novice Brothers. The Boy Who Lives by the Sea is her second film. 

Filmography of the director