Armful – Debut film from One Ton Cinema
One Ton Cinema, recipient of the Singapore Film Commissionâ€™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 Sasanatiengâ€™s up-coming film, ARMFUL. With proposed casts members from Hong Kong, China, Singapore and Thailand, and set in 1970â€™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.
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 â€œStory and Idea. First and always. If an idea or story is truly brilliant, commercial conversion is but a matter of will and craft.â€ 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.