30 Jul '15, 3am

Essay - Dream Factories on the Outskirts: A Concise History of Singapore’s Early Film Studios

Essay - Dream Factories on the Outskirts: A Concise History of Singapore’s Early Film Studios

Adopting a similar strategy as the Shaw Brothers – vertical integration of film production, distribution and exhibition within a single organization, Cathay-Keris would release a total of 125 feature films (the majority were Malay films) in its twenty years of existence (1953-1973). Add to that Shaw Brothers’ output of more than 150 Malay films (1947-1967), the total oeuvre by the two major studios was considered astounding, in an era now often lauded as the ‘Golden Age of Malay Cinema’. A mix of political factors (the Confrontation, the Singapore-Malaysia split), labour issues and competition from television led to declining box-office receipts, financial losses and the ultimate decision to close the MFP and Cathay-Keris studios in 1967 and 1973 respectively, thus marking the end of a boom period for local movie production and the start of a lull until the next ‘revivals’...

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