2016 is coming to an end. It marks a significant milestone for us. Our company finally crossed the 10th year mark. Life as a CG Artist is never easy. It's a constant struggle between reality and passion. When I first started the company, my dream is to build a home for our artists. An environment that allow us to pursue our passion and make a living. A company that has heart for our crews and treat them like part of the family. This dream has brought us together. Many have joined us when they were fresh graduates and now they have became parents themselves. The friendship has united us to build a future for ourselves. We wanted to produce great works that make Singapore proud. That is why we called ourselves Tiny Island. (And if you look at our logo, you will see the Singapore map under the coconut tree.)
Dream Defenders is part of Tiny Island effort to build our future and also defend our dream. CG Protege was setup to groom our own protege by passing them all we know in CG. Building this company has been a journey. It has taught me many valuable lessons in life.
We started the company by maxing out 4 credit cards. Till today, we are still self sustainable and have not taken a single cent from any investors. When I first started, I thought we will end in 6 months. During down time, I was asking myself whether this is going to be our last month.
Blessings, miracles, love and support from our families and most of all those who have been with us and those who are still with us have helped to conquer the impossibles. Reflecting the last 10 years, I couldn't believe we have gone this far.
Hope in 5 years time, we will reach our final milestone. Then my job is done and it's time to pass the torch to the next generation.
Thank you everyone who has been in this journey with us or still with us in this journey. Without you, we wouldn't have reached 2017. Thanks for believing in the company. Thanks for being part of this family. Happy New Year. 2017