31 Mar '11, 10am

Film maker's whole family in his movie: By Cheong Poh Kwan ART teacher Tan Siang Yu is one lucky aspiring filmma...

ART teacher Tan Siang Yu is one lucky aspiring filmmaker. He has a whole cast of natural acting talent right in his own family. The 41-year-old roped in his son, nephew, father and father-in-law to play the lead roles in his latest short film Playback, a heartwarming tale about the reunion of two childhood pals. The Hwa Chong Institution teacher submitted his film for the Very Short International Film Festival, and it has been shortlisted as the only entry to represent Singapore in this global film contest. 'Playback is a very accessible short drama, it's touching and funny at the same time,' said renowned local filmmaker Eric Khoo, the chief judge of the film festival. Tan's entry will be competing with 45 other three-minute short films during the upcoming finals of the Very Short International Film Festival. Founded in 1999 in Paris, the film festival was introduced to S...

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