Tag Archive | "filmmaker"

S’poreans agree filmmaker Royston Tan is perfect product of S’pore system

S’poreans agree filmmaker Royston Tan is perfect product of S’pore system

Tags: , ,


Because education minister Heng Swee Keat said so.

royston-tan

Singaporeans from all walks of life who like to watch movies, including those naughty ones on the Internet, are nodding their heads in agreement.

They are agreeing with education minister Heng Swee Keat who said that filmmaker Royston Tan is a fine specimen of Singapore’s “broad” education system.

The minister revealed it was the nurturing school principal who taught Royston, the budding filmmaker, how to edit films, which started him down this path.

One Singaporean, Kee Kua Hee said: “Ya, using the exception as the norm to prove a point is the norm in Singapore.”

Other Singaporeans were also quick to add that Singapore as a country is just as nurturing as the school principal, as the authorities were quick to step in to edit Royston Tan’s films before they were released.

Another local, Teo Sen Ser said: “In Singapore, you should pursue whatever you like, as long as the government approves.”

“And we will praise you if you win accolades outside of Singapore and become too big to ignore. Then we co-opt you.”

S’poreans feel bad for indie filmmaker Lynn Lee

S’poreans feel bad for indie filmmaker Lynn Lee

Tags: ,


Her failure to get charged is a wasted opportunity to increase her visibility.

Lynn Lee should be the one without facial hair. Pic stolen from http://www.lianainfilms.com/about/

Lynn Lee should be the one without facial hair. Pic stolen from http://www.lianainfilms.com/about/

The Attorney-General’s Chambers issued a letter of warning to independent film-maker Lynn Lee for contempt of court on Friday.

This means no charges were pressed against her, quite unlike how fully-clothed bodies are pressed against each other during peak hour on the MRT. lynn-lee-film

Lynn Lee had published two video interviews on her blog in January, where two former SMRT bus drivers who were involved in a strike last November spoke about how they were encouraged to be less innocent by the Singapore Police Force.

Long story short, Lynn Lee’s street cred has not gone up as she got away after only being served a warning.

One Singaporean woman, Kan Dian Ying, who likes to download pirated movies online, said: “She not related to Mark Lee? I never heard of her before.”

Regardless, Lynn Lee is Cooler Than You.

Trending Travel Videos