Peter Chin - Augustman
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Peter Chin

What are some of the things you are passionate about?

There are a few passions that I am incredibly proud of in my life. Being a film director, I just love the whole process of producing a story and having it out there. The second would be my family, especially my two daughters, they are new energy to my life and I want to be there for them as much as possible. The last, of course, is being a Kendo practitioner.

What drives you to achieve the things that are important to you?

I am driven by the sense of challenging myself to do better, setting new personal goals to trump my old ones.

What is your philosophy in life?

Life is precious, it’s important to know how to balance, to be responsive and adaptable to people and the environment as much as possible, knowing when to be courageous with radical ideas and when to embrace interesting ones.

How do you define success?

I honestly think success is defined by how a person is able to navigate through life’s hurdles, coming out better, stronger, and then moving on to new ambitious heights.

August Man Malaysia is a magazine for the discerning gentleman, what makes a gentleman in this era?

To me, a gentleman knows how to carry himself with his appearance, and personality, making it socially comfortable and respectful to people around him. In a sense, empathy is key as well.

Describe your sense of style.

I like comfort, creative subtlety in design and more importantly overall quality matters, especially the cut and the feel of the material. I’m a minimalist at heart, following the adage of ‘less is more’. My style direction and colour palette usually vary with the occasion.

The A-Listers is about experiences. Describe your ultimate experience.

My ultimate experience would have to be the time when i wrote and directed a film noir period short film about an American detective pursuing a mysterious lover across continents to British Malaya. It was a very demanding production where every detail, from clothes, style, props, locations, talents, on set needed to be believable to illustrate the different timelines. The short film was recently awarded Gold (Malaysia League) at the 18th DigiCon6 Asia awards in Tokyo, Japan, so it’s a good feeling to see my work catapulted to the international scene.