Popeye Production Still

Kirsten Tan’s debut feature-length film Popeye (working title) began filming earlier last month in Thailand.

Produced by Lai Weijie and executive produced by Anthony Chen, the film stars veteran Thai singer-songwriter Thaneth Warakulnukroh, and follows a middle-aged man on his journey of bringing his childhood elephant back home.

“It’s been exciting working with Kirsten on her debut feature, especially with the current spotlight on Singapore Cinema,” Chen said during his recent visit to the set. “We really look forward to launching this film next year.”

Popeye was previously invited to Berlinale Talents, Cannes L’Atelier, and TorinoFilmLab, where it received the 2014 Production Award. The project was also a recipient of the Media Development Authority of Singapore’s New Talent Feature Grant.

Popeye is expected to wrap principal photography in June.

本地青年导演陈敬音的第一部长片Popeye ( 中文暂译“大笨象”) 上个月正式在泰国北部开机拍摄。

由赖伟杰担任制片人,本地导演陈哲艺担任监制,泰国资深音乐人Thaneth Warakulnukroh 担纲演出的这部片子,故事讲述一个中年男子,带着儿时陪伴他一起长大的大象回到故乡展开的一段旅程。

陈哲艺在泰国片场探班督场时表示,“在新加坡电影备受关注的时刻,非常兴奋能够和敬音一起合作她的第一部长片,很期待明年把这部电影介绍给大家。”

Popeye 曾经受邀参加2015 年法国嘎納影展创投会 Berlinale Talents, Cannes L’Atelier 项目,和世界各地电影人交流,并获得2014 年意大利都灵电影实验室 TorinoFilmLab 的制作奖。这部电影也获得新加坡媒体发展管理局的年度新人长片拨款。

Popeye 预计会在六月底杀青。

 

Logline 故事

On a chance encounter, a disenchanted architect bumps into his long-lost elephant on the streets of Bangkok. Excited, he takes his elephant on a redemptive journey across Thailand, in search of the farm where they grew up together – only to discover the truth about himself and the life he callously left behind.

在一个偶然的机会下,一个失意的建筑师在泰国街头遇见了曾经与他共同生活,失散已久的一头大象。他带着这只大象展开了穿越泰国国土的一段旅程,寻找他们曾一起生活过的家园,最终他找到了真正的自己。

 

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About Director 导演介绍

Kirsten Tan’s works have been showcased at film festivals in Singapore, Rotterdam, Toronto, Busan as well as the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival. She has received over ten international awards and is a four-time Silver Screen Award Nominee at the Singapore International Film Festival, where she won Best Southeast Asian Film for Dahdi (2014), Best Director for Fonzi (2007), and Special Jury Prize for 10 Minutes Later (2006). Her upcoming feature, Popeye, was selected for Berlinale Talent’s Script Station 2014, TorinoFilmLab’s Framework Program 2014, where it was awarded the Top Prize, and Cannes Film Festival L’Atelier 2015.

陈敬音的作品多次在新加坡,鹿特丹,多伦多,釜山以及美国等地影展展出。她的短片作品荣获超过十个国际奖项,四次入围新加坡国际电影节Silver Screen Award 银幕大奖,并在2007 年获得最佳导演,2014 年获得最佳东南亚短片奖。目前正在拍摄的第一部长片Popeye 受邀参加2015 年法国嘎納影展创投会 Berlinale Talents, Cannes L’Atelier,并获得2014 年意大利都灵电影实验室TorinoFilmLab 的制作奖。

About Executive Producer 监制介绍

Anthony Chen’s films have won awards and screened at film festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, Busan, London, Saint Paulo, Stockholm, Melbourne. His debut feature film Ilo Ilo,

was selected for the Directors’ Fortnight at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and was awarded the Camera d’Or. It went on to pick up 40 awards at festivals worldwide including 4 Golden Horse Awards at the 50th Golden Horse Awards in Taiwan. Anthony was named as Variety’s 10 Directors to watch in 2014. He recently launched Giraffe Pictures, a boutique film company with an aim to nurture and develop new voices in Asia.

1984 生于新加坡,17 岁的陈哲艺在2001 年考入新加坡义安理工学院修读电影课程,开始追逐他的电影梦。2006 年,年仅23 岁的陈哲艺就带着他的第一部短片《G-23》参加了戛纳电影节“世界电影展映” (Tous les cinemas du monde)项目,也开始在欧洲及亚洲地区赢得不少奖项肯定。2007 年他的第二部短片《阿嬷》在第60 届戛纳影展的短片竞赛中获得特别表扬奖。这个有着儒雅外表, 说话不紧不慢的青年导演,为新加坡搬回了第一 个戛纳电影节大奖,成为亚洲一颗冉冉升起的导演新星。之后,他的又一部短片《雾》(Haze)选入柏林影展角逐短片项目的金熊奖。他的短片作品也陆续亮相 坎城、柏林、鹿特丹、釜山、伦敦、圣保罗、斯德哥尔摩、悉尼、蒙特利尔、墨尔本、芝加哥、夏威夷等世界各地影展。然而,正在职业前途大好的当口,他却没有乘胜追击,连续展开长片计划,而是跑到英国国家电影电视学院National Film and Television School 继续深造电影创作,念了两年电影指导硕士。2009 年,陈哲艺被授予新加坡国家艺术理事会所颁的青年艺术家奖。2013 年学成归来的陈哲艺第三次来到戛纳,而此次与他一起亮相的,是他的第一部剧情长片《爸妈不在家》(ILO ILO)。2013 年无疑是陈哲艺的丰收年,他凭借第一部长片电影《爸妈不在家》(ILO ILO )一举拿下超过40 个国际奖项,其中包括第66 届戛纳国际电影节金摄影机奖(最佳处女作),第50 届台湾金马奖最佳影片,最佳新导演,最佳原著剧本等四大奖项,创下了新加坡电影在国际影坛上的新高。也在同年,这部片子代表新加坡角逐奥斯卡最佳外语片。 美国 Variety 《综艺周刊》更评选他为年度十大注目导演。

 

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About Producer 制片介绍

Weijie is a film producer based in Singapore. His producing credits include Kirsten Tan’s debut feature film Popeye, winner of the Production Award at the 7th TorinoFilmLab, and short film Dahdi, Best Southeast Asian Short Film at the 25th Singapore International Film Festival. He works closely with Anthony Chen’s Giraffe Pictures and was producer for the Singapore/Taiwan segment of 再见在也不见Distance, a film spanning four countries and starring Chen Bolin, Jiang Wenli, Paul Chun and Yo Yang. As Project Manager at the Singapore International Film Festival, Weijie initiated two film mentorship programmes: the Southeast Asian Film Lab and the Youth Jury & Critics Programme.

赖伟杰是新加坡国立大学哲学系荣誉学位毕业生。之后获颁新加坡媒体发展管理局 奖学金,到美国纽约 Tisch 艺术学院深造获得电影艺术硕士学位。赖伟杰的联合导演作品 《I have Loved》 曾经参与上海国际电影节和亚洲电影展2012。他曾监制的作品包括 《笑着回家》,《我的朋友我的同学我爱过的一切”》和 《Dahdi》(第25 届新加坡国际电影节-东南亚最佳短片)。他也是新加坡电影《Popeye》的监制。电影《Popeye》同时入围了柏林影展剧本研发计划和在都灵创投会中获得了最高荣誉。