Be With Me is Eric Khoo's third movie after a seven-year absence. Eric is credited for reviving Singapore's film industry 10 years ago with his provocative Mee Pok Man which picked up prizes at festivals in Singapore, Pusan and Fukuoka. His sophomore feature 12 Storeys in 1997 was critically lauded all over the world and was the first Singaporean film to ever have been shown at the Cannes Film Festival. Time Out Film Guide (UK) said the film "is so truthful it hurts" while Time Magazine praised it as a "tragi-comic take on life." In addition, Eric has produced several feature films and TV series; he was conferred the Youth Award by the Singapore government in 1999 for his dedication to filmmaking and contributions to society. Eric runs his own production company Zhao Wei Films, based in Singapore.