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HBO Asia Taps Director Ler JiYuan to Show the Often Unseen Side of Singapore with ‘Invisible Stories’

2 July 2019

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HBO Asia Taps Director Ler JiYuan to Show the Often Unseen Side of Singapore with ‘Invisible Stories’

HBO Asia is currently filming a new drama for its latest Asia Original, Invisible Stories

Directed by award-winning director Ler JiYuan, Invisible Stories sheds light into the often overlooked and untold stories of the common folk living in the sunny isle of Singapore, and will be set in a completely fictional estate in Singapore that is based off an entirely real one, Chong Pang in Yishun. 

Thanks to films like Crazy Rich Asian, some might have the impression that Singapore is filled with Singaporeans living lavish lifestyles, of youths partying atop Marina Bay Sands. However, director Ler JiYuan wants to show a different side of Singapore, a quieter, more subdued side of Singapore that is often overlooked. In other words, the Invisible Stories of the common folk. 

Invisible Stories will have a total of six episodes, each half an hour long, with each episode focusing on a different family. Having to finish each episode in just half an hour is definitely not easy and Ler is not afraid to admit that. 

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