Dr. Wan Aida Wan Yahaya
Wan Aida Wan Yahaya holds a PhD from Monash University, Australia – specializing in the study of screenwriting, historical films and Asian history. Her Master of Arts (Screenwriting) was obtained from Macquarie University back in 2001, and her first degree is a Bachelor of Education (Hons.) Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) from University Putra Malaysia (UPM).
Writing from a young age and throughout her student years, Aida began to write for the screen in 2003 resulting in her first feature film Jutawan Fakir. Her other accolades include I Know What You Did Last Raya (2004) and Cinta Medik (Season 1 and 2, 2007). Currently, she is reworking a historical film entitled Between Two Skies (2012) into an online digital content.
As a Senior Lecturer with the Faculty of Film, Theatre and Animation, Universiti Teknologi MARA Aida publishes and writes for local and international journals, and at present is exploring the relationship between narratives of the past and its link to the future. Her other interests include screenwriting and producing for short films, feature films, television, documentaries and digital content.
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