Home-grown film directors to collaborate for Singapore's 50th year

Home-grown film directors to collaborate for Singapore's 50th year
Filmmaker Royston Tan.

SINGAPORE - Home-grown film directors are about to come together to create a film specially for Singapore's 50th birthday.

The film will focus on the country's past, present and aspirations.

The seven collaborators are all award-winning filmmakers who are familiar names in Singapore's film industry. They are: Eric Khoo, Jack Neo, Kelvin Tong, Tan Pin Pin, Royston Tan, Boo Jun Feng and K Rajagopal.

The film will comprise seven short stories, each a personal interpretation of Singapore and its people by the respective directors involved.

Led by Roystan Tan, the directors hope for the collaboration to be an inspiration for everyone to reflect and revel in Singapore's journey.

This is the first time all seven directors will be working together and the film, supported by the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) and the Singapore Film Commission (SFC), is set to be released in the middle of 2015.

For a project this big, the directors have acknowledged that the amount of time they have been given to prepare is short. A confirmation of an iconic filming venue is the current priority.

More details on the film, the stories and its cast will be announced later on, according to Tan.

ssandrea@sph.com.sg

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