Singapore Uncovered

Singapore Uncovered

Asia House and Damask Asia present Singapore Uncovered 2007 mini-festival, 4-13 October.
Ghosts in the City, book talk by Jonathan Lim and Invisible Children- Uncut, special pre-view and film masterclass by Eric Khoo, Brian Gothong Tan and Jonathan Lim.

Thursday 11 October 2007

Talk by Jonathan Lim followed by Q&A and refreshments
Thursday 11 October 2007
Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G
Tickets £7 (£4 Asia House members / concessions)
Doors open 6.30pm, Talk 6.45-7.45pm followed by reception

Singapore’s confident urbanity belies the superstitious and religious nature of Singaporeans across ethnic and religious groups. Jonathan Lim discusses the Chinese supernatural heritage in his first book Between Gods and Ghosts and will also touch on his second book (in progress, looking at Malay ghost phenomena) from his 4-book series, Our Supernatural Skyline, which explores the socio-cultural and popular background to supernatural beliefs and how ghost stories begin and play a part in our modern mythologies. Jonathan Lim also reveals how his theatre projects and ghost research have mutually inspired each other.

Jonathan Lim is an actor, director and playwright. His poetry, prose and theatre scripts feature extensively in Singapore’s literary and performing arts circles. He is Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Director, respectively, at theatre companies STAGES and WILD RICE, and creator of Singapore’s long-running parody show, Chestnuts. He acted in Connect the Dots in the Hong Kong City Festival (2006), The Magic Fundoshi and Second Link (2007 Cameronian Award of Best Ensemble) and Royston Tan’s anti-censorship short film CUT, with another film appearance due in Tan’s upcoming film, 881. He was commissioned by the Singapore government to direct Singapore Day, a large-scale concert held in New York City, April 2007.

Saturday 13 October 2007

Special Pre-View & Film Masterclass by Eric Khoo, Brian Gothong Tan and Jonathan Lim, with lunch & Q&A
Saturday 13 October
Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G
Tickets £15 (£10 Asia House members / concessions)
Programme commences 10.30am

Join acclaimed film director Eric Khoo as he talks through his past work with a special presentation show reel. Also pre-view a work-in-progress by rising star Brian Gothong Tan who will discuss the short films series Invisible Children (working title), a project being developed by Brian and Eric and starring Jonathan Lim. Audiences can participate and share their ideas with the creative team and perhaps influence the outcome of this film project. Lunch provided.
Award-winning Eric Khoo achieved a number of firsts for Singapore cinema including for 12 Storeys (1997), the first Singaporean film invited officially to participate in the 50th Cannes Film Festival, and Be With Me (2004) which opened the Directors Fortnight Cannes 2005. Eric Khoo is a board member of Singapore’s Media Development Authority and has his own production company, ZhaoWei Films. Brian Gothong Tan is a talented multi-media visual artist trained in Fine Arts, Multimedia and Animation at the California Institute of Arts, represented Singapore at the 9th Venice Architectural Biennale (2004) and in the cultural segment of the Melbourne Commonwealth Games 2006, and was Director of Photography and Chief Editor in the film Pleasure Factory which screened at Cannes Film Festival 2007 under the Un Certain Regard section. Jonathan Lim has several acting credits including Second Link (2007 Cameronian Award of Best Ensemble) and Royston Tan’s short film CUT, and is due to appear in Tan’s upcoming film, 881.

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