Already an art house hit in France and his native Singapore, Anthony Chen’s debut feature Ilo Ilo pulls inspiration from his younger experiences of family life augmented by a live in Filipino maid, set against the backdrop of the 1997 Asian Financial crisis. We sat down with Anthony to discuss the performance centric return to filmmaking basics that enabled him to create an honest and sincere portrayal of Singaporean family life.
Recent events aside, Ira Glass is widely recognised as one of the greatest broadcasters/storytellers/documentarians of our time and his Ira Glass on Storytelling interview for current.tv contains a wealth of useful advice. David Shiyang Liu took Glass’ words encouraging perseverance in the face of work that falls short of your own person barometer, and combined […]
Everything we come into contact with ever day was at some point along its journey designed, which gives designers as a whole a vast amount of hidden power over our lives and as we all know, with great power comes great responsibility. This may seem a straight forward consideration for established designers, but what about […]
Squint/Opera are well known for their work operating in the space between the film industry and architectural practice, realising commissions as hybrid visualisation/motion graphics pieces for their clients. Co-founder Jules Cocke joins us to discuss the company’s award winning piece for the 2006 Gardens by the Bay Master Plan Design Competition in Singapore. Showlinks Squint/Opera […]
Gardens by the Bay (2006) A film showing the development of the design ideas behind the winning entry to the landscape architecture competition in Singapore.
Royston Tan had 27 cuts applied to his feature 15 when it was given a limited release in his native Singapore, due to its potential for “the promotion of civil unrest.”