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Armful – Debut film from One Ton Cinema

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One Ton Cinema, recipient of the Singapore Film Commission’s (SFC) Project Development Grant when it was first inaugurated is currently working on their debut film Armful.

From their website:

“Singapore-based One Ton Cinema and Hong Kong-based Focus Films Limited have signed a deal memo to co-produce Thai New Wave director, Wisit Sasanatieng’s up-coming film, ARMFUL. With proposed casts members from Hong Kong, China, Singapore and Thailand, and set in 1970’s South East Asia, ARMFUL will be a truly unique Pan-asian co-production.

Focus Films, helmed by award-winning actor and filmmaker Andy Lau and fresh from their recent success with their debut project, FOCUS: First Cuts, is joining One Ton Cinema on their debut project developed less than a year ago, and will be spearheading the investment and appointment of a sales agent for the film, with an estimated budget of USD8Million. The co-production will realise a Chinese-language, action-packed and stylized tragicomedy with influences ranging from Chinese martial arts films of the 60s and 70s and the gritty realism of contemporary revenge tales.

Wisit’s directorial debut in 2000 was the genre-blending Tears of the Black Tiger – the first Thai film to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival in Un Certain Regard. His second film was Citizen Dog (2004), a contemporary romantic comedy set in Bangkok premiering at the Locarno International Film Festival. The two films were picked up for distribution by Miramax and Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp respectively.”
About One Ton Cinema
One Ton Cinema is a new film company in Asia and spin-off from Spoon, an award-winning creative agency based in Singapore. The company is dedicated to developing and producing fresh, unique and engaging films in Asia for international audiences. The One Ton Mantra is “Story and Idea. First and always. If an idea or story is truly brilliant, commercial conversion is but a matter of will and craft.” One Ton Cinema is developing a slate of feature films. Armful is its debut project.

What a riot! With a fantastic director and what already seems like a major production, stay tune as we try to get the lowdown on this exciting production.

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