Award winning Singaporean independent film screens in Sinema1 min readReading Time: 2 minutes
Award winning Singaporean short film “Cubik” will be screened in Sinema Old School on 2 December 2010.
Graduating from Sinema Incubator Program in 2008, Cubik took 10 days to shoot and consisted of a mixture of international and local casts and crews.
Cubik was the winner of The Grand Remi – Best of Fest (Short Films) and 43rd Houston Worldfest 2010. It was also the official selection for numerous film festivals, which includes Houston Worldfest, Hollyshorts Film Festival (Hollywood), ADF International Film Festival (Pasadena) and Singapore Short Film Festival.
“Instead of a heist film with its myriad twists and turns, I was most interested in using the pressurized, high-stakes setting of crime to explore the difficulties a modern woman faces when seeking balance in a sub-culture dominated by men,” said writer-director-producer Jason Brenizer in his director’s statement.
Despite of limited funding, Brenizer and producer Stefan Fanthome managed to loan a Lamborghini for the shoot through a coincidental meeting on the streets with the owner of the only Lamborghini/Lotus dealership in the country.
Attracted by the lime green Lamborghini, Fanthome went up to the owner and got his personal phone number. Despite of the team’s budget constraints, the owner not only lend his Lamborghini, but also send along a stunt driver along from the dealership.
“He is just one of many generous people who helped the producers surpass their expectations for locations, vehicles and production equipment,” said Brenizer in the press release.
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