MediaCorp Raintree Pictures to produce comedy commemorating 75 years of radio
Singapore, 15 July 2010 – MediaCorp Raintree Pictures will release a movie next year with radio as its theme in conjunction with radio’s 75th anniversary celebrations. Tentatively called FM, the movie is slated for release in the second half of 2011, and will star an ensemble of MediaCorp radio deejays both past and present.
According to Raintree’s Creative Director Kelvin Tong, it will have elements of drama, adventure, comedy and romance. Cross border liaisons will figure too in a nod to history as the radio service started here when both Singapore and Malaysia were British colonies.
For the first time in Singapore’s movie industry, MediaCorp Raintree Pictures will be calling on Singaporeans to contribute to the eventual storyline. The producer may consider casting some listeners in cameo roles. More details will be available over the next few weeks.
Mr Man Shu Sum, Managing Director of MediaCorp Raintree Pictures says, “This movie will be one of the most interesting and yet challenging films to make. But we do want to tell the story of this “grand dame” and how it has evolved through time and is still considered one of the most powerful communications medium in this day and age.”