‘I wanted a part in his stories’
Local film-maker Eric Khoo is so enamoured of his latest film Tatsumi that he couldn’t resist “appearing” in it himself.
It is the first time he is making a cameo in his own film since he started making movies in 1990.
In a 10-second-long scene in the new animated manga feature, Khoo appears as a bystander accompanied by his real-life pomeranian Woofy on a street dotted with pubs.
The 46-year-old told The New Paper: “The funny thing is that ifyou look closely at the bar scene, there’s my name written in Japanese.”
His name appears on a sign outside the bar.
He is then seen turning his attention towards iconic Japanese manga writer/artist Yoshihiro Tatsumi, who disappears into the background.
Tatsumi, which opens here onThursday, weaves the titular 75-year-old’s own life story with five of his short stories.