Who We Are
Documentaries, commercials, animation – Moving Bits is a US and Singapore-based company that combines the creative story telling of professionals from around the world with the animation skills of some world class artists to produce award-winning shows with an attitude. Our clients read like a who’s-who of broadcasters and multi-national corporations, and if it is a story told in moving pictures, we do it better, and we do it ourselves.
Broadcasters and major MNC’s have trusted us again and again to provide compelling stories from the most difficult places, under tight deadlines, and at the highest creative level.
Founded in 1998 by award-winning director Jay Soo, MB is a Singapore-based Project Studio engaged in productions around the world. In 2003, Ping Nan Chew , former Creative Director at BBDO, Y&R and DDB, joined as a partner; followed by Chief of US Operations, Tim Baney in 2011.
Graduating with Honors from the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA, Jay spent his 20s working as a session musician and scoring music for commercials.
His work in commercials led him to his first editing gig (he is a certified Avid Master Editor) and then eventually to directing his own commercials. As a director, he has won awards at the New York Festivals, CINE, US International Film & Video Festival amongst others and was nominated for a Cannes Lion.
He is currently CEO and in-house Director at Moving Bits – a full service production and post house with offices in Singapore and the USA.
At Moving Bits, Jay works on a wide variety of projects that range from documentaries to commercials for big multi-national companies worldwide.
Ping Nan Chew
Ping Nan started life in the advertising industry as a Copywriter and was gainfully employed thus in various multinational advertising agencies for 16 years.
As a copywriter he created ad campaigns for TV commercials, radio commercials, print ads and direct-response communications for clients as diverse as Tiger Beer, Philips, M1, FedEx, ICI Dulux, Ikea, Toyota, SingTel and the Singapore Tourism Board, to name a few
He has also served as Creative Director in DYR, BBDO and DDB, and as Regional CD for Philips, Dulux, FedEx in Asia-Pacific.
Highly awarded by Creative shows in London, New York and Singapore, his current role as Chief Creative Officer in Moving Bits allows him a creative freedom that he previously never enjoyed.
He wrote his first screenplay for Warner Brothers even before graduating from the American University in 1986.
He started his production career as Associate Producer for Oscar-nominated Gardner Films. Tim has served as Executive Producer, Producer, Director, Writer and Editor and has run over 100 programs – from research to finishing.
His work has taken him to Afghanistan, Iraq, Japan, Singapore, Colombia, Africa and the South Pacific. And his documentaries have aired on ABC, NBC, National Geographic, Discovery, A&E, PBS, The History Channel, TruTV, HGTV in the USA, as well as in over a dozen countries worldwide.
Tim founded Baney Media in 1999, which in 2011 became Moving Bits USA.
In 2011, Moving Bits was judged by a jury of its customers (as polled by MARKETING Magazine), to be Singapore’s PRODUCTION AGENCY OF THE YEAR, placing 2nd in the International category of the same competition.
That same year we were nominated for a Webby for a series of virals created for Microsoft as well as awarded a CINE Golden Eagle for our work on the Raffles Hotel & Resorts Worldwide Branding video.
Our documentary for the Smithsonian Channel “Shooting Iwo Jima” received the Special Jury Award at the 2010 Houston Worldfest Film festival.
We were awarded a Silver Medal for Special Efx/CGI at the 2010 New York Festivals with a corresponding nomination for Best Direction, a Silver Screen at the US International Film & Video Festival in 2010, a Gold Camera and nominated for Best of Show at the 2009 US International Film & Video Festival.
In 2007, Moving Bits was the only production house from Singapore to be nominated for a Cannes Film Lion.
It has also been the recipient of the CINE Golden Eagle from 2005 to 2011, garnering a CINE Special Jury Award (Best of Show) in 2007.