Kelvin Tong gets personal with 7 Letters short, Grandma Positioning System (GPS)
He has directed feature films such as Eating Air, The Maid as well as the upcoming Hollywood-financed horror film The Faith of Anna Waters. But local director Kelvin Tong baulked when fellow Singaporean filmmaker Royston Tan approached him to shoot a short film as part of the upcoming film anthology 7 Letters, to celebrate Singapore’s Golden Jubilee.
“When Royston first approached me, I was very doubtful. Number one, I haven’t shot a short film for many, many years. And two, I did horror films. But I agreed to it anyway. It is a once in a lifetime chance to be part of an anthology that showcases six other filmmakers from Singapore. It was a chance too good to pass up,” Tong told Channel NewsAsia, after a media screening of the anthology on Monday (Jul 20).
The other filmmakers involved in 7 Letters are Royston Tan, Tan Pin Pin, Jack Neo, Boo Junfeng, Eric Khoo and K Rajagopal.