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7 Singapore film directors making movie for Singapore 50th birthday

By Zaki JufriMovies - 20 August 2014 11:00 AM | Updated 6:16 PM

7 Singapore film directors making movie for Singapore 50th birthday

Seven Singapore film-makers are collaborating on a movie dedicated to Singapore and its turning 50 next year, which will showcase the country's past, present and what it aspires to be.

The directors - Eric Khoo, Jack Neo, Kelvin Tong, Tan Pin Pin, Royston Tan, Boo Jun Feng and K Rajagopal - are all award-winning auteurs and familiar names in the local film industry.

The film they are working on will be an omnibus of seven short stories, each a "unique interpretation of Singapore and the lives of its people", according to the statement by Chuan Pictures, Royston Tan's production company.

Tan, who is leading the project, said: "It is a privilege to work with some of Singapore’s most talented directors to make a film that pays tribute to our home in conjunction with Singapore’s 50th year. All of us hope that this collaboration can inspire everyone to reflect on our nation's journey, revel in how far we have come, and look forward to a brighter future."

This is the first time that the film-makers are working together and the film is expected to be released in the middle of 2015.

While the directors are excited to work on this project, they acknowledged that time is tight for a project of this scale.

Tan added that a confirmation of "an iconic venue to premiere the film" is their foremost consideration.

More details on the film, stories and its case will announced in due course. The film is being made in support of the Media Development Authority of Singapore and the Singapore Film Commission, according to the statement.