Civic Life: Tiong Bahru (a short film)

Photo courtesy of "On The Move-CPG"

Check out the trailer in this YouTube clip, "Civic Life: Tiong Bahru". It has so far gathered million views!! Heh. Okay, I'm just kidding. There is no trailer yet, but I believe there will be a lot interested to check the film out(well, maybe not million views!).

ABDUL Hadi Indra Jasni, 16, has landed a role in an upcoming movie. He has not seen the script yet and does not even know what role he will be playing. But he is still rehearsing diligently.

'It's my first time in a movie, so I'm quite nervous. I practise speaking in front of the mirror sometimes, saying out loud to myself, 'Be cool, be cool, go with the flow',' says the Outram Secondary School student.

The movie he will be in is Civic Life: Tiong Bahru, a short film by London- based film-makers Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy.

It is the 10th in a series of Civic Life films, which focus on local communities, exploring the relationships between residents and the environment in which they live and work. The film is a collaboration between the British Council and the National Museum of Singapore with support from the Singapore International Foundation.

Speaking to Life! over the telephone from London, Molloy says: 'The script will be finalised only in the last minute, as it has to be spontaneous. 'So far, we only have a rough idea of the movie's structure. It's going to be a triptych, divided into three stories.'

While Lawlor and Molloy are both experienced film-makers, they say filming Civic Life: Tiong Bahru will present unique challenges. They will shoot the film from Friday to Sunday at the market as well as at a nearby multi-storey carpark and several streets in the neighbourhood.

From Straits Times, "Film stars of Tiong Bahru".


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