Lab Ky Mo

Mr Lab Mo BA Hons

Senior Lecturer in Digital Film & Television Production and Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Film & TV Production

Key details

Mr Lab Ky Mo

Senior Lecturer in Digital Film & Television Production and Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Film & TV Production

Lab Ky Mo is a professional film-maker and film-production Senior Lecturer. He draws on his varied and extensive experience as a practising film-maker to inform his teaching in the classroom.

Originally art-college trained, Lab graduated from Central St. Martin’s College of Art in London with a degree in Fine Art, before winning the prestigious Carl Foreman Screenwriting Fellowship to California, in conjunction with Bafta. He has subsequently enjoyed a diverse film and tv career, writing and directing in the film, television, theatre and advertising industries.

Currently, Lab is the Programme Leader of the BA (Hons) Degree in Film & TV. He holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in teaching Art & Design from the Centre for Learning and Teaching in Art and Design.

You can view Lab’s writing/directing showreel on his website:

Responsibilities within the university

  • Programme Leader - BA (Hons) Film & TV Production


Lab is a multi-award winning filmmaker and has had his many films distributed internationally.

Selected Awards:

  • Carl Foreman Screenwriting Scholarship to L.A.
  • Audience Award – Montreal Comedy Film Festival, East London Film Festival, Wirral International Film Festival (on multiple films)
  • Best Film Award – Dublin L&G Film Festival
  • Student Film Award – Chicago International Film Festival

Research / Scholarly interests

Lab’s most recent research project is a Virtual Production film in which he plans to synthesize the world of theatre with that of Virtual Production. The project involves the setting - and filming - of a stage-based project within a Virtual Production studio, thereby creating a new genre of film which intersects - and enters into a dialogue - with the disciplines of theatre and Virtual Production.

Key funded projects

Lab has shot and developed many films, collaborating with - and funded by - FILM LONDON, BBC WRITERSROOM, B3 MEDIA for the UK FILM COUNCIL, the BFI, and SKY ARTS, to name a few.

Selected, recent research projects:


  • Lab was chosen by SKY ARTS as one of 50 British artists for their ART 50 initiative which examined our national identity following the Brexit referendum. His commissioned film “AUTOMAT” looked at the culture of exploiting migrant labour in the world of online shopping and distribution. This film was broadcast on Sky and is available to stream online.


  • Lab was one of 20 filmmaking teams invited to tackle and interrogate what it means to be living in the UK today. Lab directed the film “BRITISH PEOPLE” which dealt with the British-Chinese diaspora in England and specifically with its representation in the political sphere. This film toured the UK as part of an anthology of films representing an ‘Uncertain Kingdom’.