Bio

Satpal Kaler is a multimedia journalist and a writer-producer from Malaysia.

An MDeC scholar with a Bachelor in Digital Film and Television, he kickstarted his career when he wrote for a local TV drama in 2012.

Over the past decade, he has worked across different levels in production – he freelanced as an assistant director, a video editor, and was a full-time development & production coordinator for Ideate Media Kuala Lumpur. At Ideate Media Kuala Lumpur, Satpal was involved in script consulting and project management for TOMBIRUO. The film was the 2nd highest-grossing local film in 2017.

Formerly, a multimedia journalist with the international award-winning investigative journalism team, R.AGE, he produced documentary series revolving around Malaysia’s current social events. He was the lead editor for Peabody-nominated series STUDENT/TRAFFICKED, that exposed a human trafficking syndicate in Malaysia, he also produced the WORK IN PROGRESS series that documents the lives of migrant workers in Malaysia and he co-produced a mini-documentary on a Malaysian political death titled Teoh Beng Hock : 10 Years Later.

He’s co-founded The Fourth, a social enterprise made up of independent award-winning investigative journalists that produce multimedia documentaries and impact campaigns to champion social justice causes.

He volunteered with child & youth empowerment NGOs – Humankind, and Closing The Gap.