Sg Originals: So, What Happens after Your First Film?
Three filmmakers come together and share about their first film journies, pitfalls, lessons learnt and future plans.
The making of one’s first feature film is often an exciting yet tumultuous occasion filled with many challenges. There is no doubt that first-time filmmakers will be overwhelmed with all that is on their plate from scripting, production, film festival travels to hoping to recoup the cost of production. Then, what comes after your first film has travelled its run? Do you need another feature-length screenplay ready to go? How do you prepare for your next film? What comes after your first film can be confusing, and we hope that as our speakers share their personal first film journey, pitfalls, lessons learnt and future plans, you will be able to gain some insights.
K. Rajagopal, Jacen Tan, Wong Chen-Hsi
K. Rajagopal has worked on stage and in film for over 15 years. He has collaborated with many notable theatre directors on projects such as Medea and Beauty World. His debut feature film, A Yellow Bird, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016.
Jacen Tan was named “Singapore’s latest film funnyman” by The Straits Times, and is one of Singapore’s most exciting young filmmakers. In 2018, he combined his love for horror comedy and experience from serving in the army to make his first feature film, Zombiepura.
Wong Chen-Hsi is a local director whose debut feature film Innocents(2012) screened at film festivals worldwide, and won her Best Director-Asian New Talent Award at the Shanghai International Film Festival. She is now working on her next feature film, City of Small Blessings.
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