He has travelled all over the world to attend film festivals and award shows, and he took home four Golden Horse Awards trophies last month.
But film-maker Anthony Chen (above), who directed award-winning Ilo Ilo, says his financials have not changed.
Last month, he told The New Paper he had $120 to his name. Now, he doesn't even know because he doesn't want to check how much he has.
The 29-year-old shot Ilo Ilo on a $700,000 budget funded by the Singapore Film Commission, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, and private investors.
He said: "I think the film is going to go into profit, but I'm not going to see a single cent of it."
Chen hasn't even collected his $20,000 fee for the film as other cast and crew are paid first.
Read the full report on The New Paper.