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ZHAO WEI FILMS
and
MEDIA DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE
present

 

a film by
BRIAN GOTHONG TAN

 

starring
KIMBERLY CHIA
KYLE CHAN
CHEE CHUAN YANG
CINDY TEO
ISABELLA CHIAM
LIM POH HUAT

 

director of photography
SHARON LOH

 

edited by
BRIAN GOTHONG TAN

 

sound engineer
KAZZ

 

music by
DARREN NG

 

written by
BRIAN GOTHONG TAN
LIAM YEO

 

producers
GARY GOH
TAN FONG CHENG
JAMES TOH

 

associate producer
FELICIA TAN

 

line producer
BARTHOLOMEUSZ JOANNE

 

executive producer
ERIC KHOO

 

directed by
BRIAN GOTHONG TAN

   

SYNOPSIS

 

A brash, irreverent and poetically playful collage of stories about people in Singapore who run away and disappear forever. Two children run away from home and discover an ancient underground network of monsoon drains, tunnels and caves. An army officer obsessed with order and discipline realises that life isnít so black and white. A painfully shy man reluctantly saves his neighbour and experiences a spiritual awakening.

 

Concocted from a heady mix of realism and poetic fantasy, Invisible Children is sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, but always thought-provoking.

 


 

 

DIRECTOR’S BIOGRAPHY

 

Brian Gothong Tan (b. 1980) is one of the most exciting and prolific multimedia artists to emerge from Singapore in recent years. A graduate in Fine Arts, Multimedia and Animation at the California Institute of Arts, his artistry has bagged him many accolades including the “Best Use of Multimedia” prize in the 2005 Life! Theatre Awards.

 

The prolific artist’s first solo exhibition, Heavenly Cakes and Sentimental Flowers, was held in June 2003. He also created Hypersurface, which was featured at the 9th Venice Architectural Biennale in 2004.

 

Last year, Tan represented Singapore in the cultural segment of the Commonwealth Games at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Federation Square in Melbourne. He was also the youngest artist participating in the Singapore Biennale 2006 with his installation, We Live In A Dangerous World. He recently completed Signs, Omens and Relics of Faith, an interactive multimedia installation as part of the 72-13’s Creatives-in-Residence programme in 2007. A master of many mediums, he was Director of Photography and Chief Editor of Pleasure Factory, an edgy drama screened in Cannes Film Festival 2007 under the Un Certain Regard section.

 

Invisible Children - produced by Eric Khoo’s Zhao Wei Films Production - is his directorial debut.

 

For more infomation: www.briangothongtan.com