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Kelvin Tong joins Raintree Pictures

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Local film-maker Kelvin Tong has put on a new hat as creative director of Raintree Pictures.

The 37-year-old has his own film outfit Boku Films and it was announced last month that the two companies have entered into a partnership to further develop the movie business in the region under a two-year agreement.

Mr Man Shu Sum, Raintree’s managing director, says Tong’s position is a new one and his role is to “help review concepts, look for good stories and create original ideas within Raintree”.

He adds: “The driving force behind the creation of this position is to strengthen Raintree’s new direction of playing a bigger producer role, and for this, you need to be able to find as well as create new stories and concepts of a certain standard.”

Tong fits the bill as Mr Man says: “Kelvin is a good all-rounder. He writes good scripts, and he produces and directs as well. He’s got good ideas and stories that travel internationally.”

Tong’s supernatural thriller Rule #1 (2008) was also released in Hong Kong and Malaysia and an option to remake it has been picked up by a Hollywood studio/TV network.

–– Source: Straits Times Online

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