What do you get when music meets film?2 min readReading Time: 2 minutes
Find out this Saturday, 10 May, at Sinema Old School, 5pm at our special talk by the godfather of Singapore’s music scene, Joe Ng, and Wee Li-Lin, director of Gone Shopping.
Part of the Sinema Incubator Programme, the event encompasses a talk and a dialogue session focusing on how score and song can heighten a film. Programme Director Nicholas Chee will also be on hand to reveal more about the second call-for-entry for the Incubator Programme.
Li lin and Joe Ng collaborated on Li Lin’s debut feature film “Gone Shopping” which was screened commercially in Singapore in July last year. The film is now making its rounds in the international circuit, and was recently screened at the 10th Udine Far East Film Festival in Italy last month.
A graduate of Brown University (Class of ’96) in America , with a BA in Art Semiotics, Li Lin also spent a semester in NYU doing “Sight and Sound”, an intensive filmmaking production course. Since her graduation she has been working in Singapore as a freelance television producer/director. She’s an avid short filmmaker and has done several short films in Singapore so far, three of which have been award winners at the Singapore International Film Festival and two have won awards at American Film Festivals. Retrospectives of her work have been organised by both the Singapore Film Society and the Singapore History Museum (in conjunction wih the Substation).
Aside from being a mainstay and key played in Singapore’s independent music scene, and spending a large part of his career as Label Chief at BMG Singapore and Marketing Manager at Rock Records in the 1990s, Joe Ng has also ventured successfully into the realm of film and television music composition and direction. In addition to Gone Shopping, he has worked on award-winning film, Eating Air (1999) and box-office horror hit, The Maid (2005). In 2004, his work on The Frontline (a 6-part mandarin television drama) earned him a nomination for Best Original Music Score at the Asian Television Award.