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Eric Khoo awarded Cultural Medallion

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Filmmaker Eric Khoo was awarded the Cultural Medallion last Friday by Singaporean President SR Nathan.

The Cultural Medallion award is given to individuals who are recognised for their excellence in arts, and recipients of the award also are eligible for the Cultural Medallion Grant (S$80,000), which can be used to fund future art projects.

erickhoo.jpgMost noteworthy of Khoo’s work is the recent film Be With Me, which opened the Director’s Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival two years ago. The film also travelled and was received well, winning critical acclaims and awards from film festivals around the world.

In a news report in Channel News Asia, the 41-year-old filmmaker also revealed more details on his next film.

“I’m now working on a film about a father and a son. It’s pretty personal because it’s myself as a father and how I’ve been dealing with my kids and I’m going to try to put that out, shoot it maybe end of this year,” said Khoo.

Director of Zhao Wei Films, Khoo was also involved in Royston Tan’s latest flick, 881 as a co-producer. His previous credits include Mee Pok Man and the critically acclaimed 12 Storeys, the first Singaporean film to make it to the Cannes Film Festival.

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