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Singapore films available for first time on iTunes
    2017-03-15  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

    For the first time, Singapore films, such as Anthony Chen’s award-winning “Ilo Ilo” and Eric Khoo’s groundbreaking “Mee Pok Man” as well as “12 Storeys,” will be available for rent and purchase on iTunes. This was announced on Monday by Mocha Chai Laboratories founder and Singaporean filmmaker Chai Yee-Wei at the 2017 Hong Kong Film Mart.

    The films will be available from mid-2017 onwards, thanks to Chai’s new company — A Little Seed — an Apple iTunes aggregator. Objectifs Center for Photography and Filmmaking will do the content curation for A Little Seed.

    Selected Singapore films such as “Army Daze” are already on iTunes, but there has not been a slate* of old and new Singaporean classics such as these.

    “A Little Seed was set up with the goal to work with many independent filmmakers, especially those in Asia — many of whom had wonderful works which are not available on any platform today. I feel that iTunes would be a great platform to ensure that people around the world can have access to them easily,” said Chai.

    The first expected wave will see a rollout* of a slate of 10 to 12 films from June, including Boo Junfeng’s “Sandcastle,” Ken Kwek’s “Unlucky Plaza” and Raihan Halim’s “Banting.”

    The historic SG50 omnibus “7 Letters,” which was executive-produced by Royston Tan, is also on the list.

    “7 Letters” is a love letter to Singapore written by seven Singaporean filmmakers and we are extremely excited to premiere it on iTunes,” said Tan.

    For Objectifs, which has been dedicated to promoting and distributing Singapore independent films since 2003, lending its curatorial* expertise to A Little Seed is a natural collaboration and an extension of its passion for local content.

    With titles such as Tan Pin Pin’s “Singapore GaGa” and Yong Mun Chee’s “Where the Road Meets the Sun” under its independent DVD label for Southeast Asian films, Objectifs has worked with overseas digital platforms for several years.

    Objectifs’ director, Yuni Hadi, said platforms such as iTunes could help broaden the audience base for Singapore films, especially for independent projects that want to find exhibition beyond the festival circuit* and generally receive limited theatrical release.

    (SD-Agencies)

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