Local film CUBIK gives other shorts a run for their money at international film festivals.
Contributed By Lim Meng Wei
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Under the radar of the mainstream local movie circuit, Singaporean short film—a 32-minute featurette titled CUBIK, has been making waves in the international arena, having been choosen as official entries for five film festivals so far this year. Besides being in the running as an official selection in the upcoming Cincinnati [Oxford International] Film Festival on Oct. 8, it came out tops as the winner of the Grand Remi Award in the Best of Fest (Short Films) category at the 43rd Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival 2010.
Produced in Singapore in 2008 by Stefan Fanthome and Jason Brenizer (also the director), the short film stars Laura Kee as Alex Fu, daughter of Master Fu (played by veteran local actor Laurence Pang), head of a wealthy criminal clan, alongside Victor Lin, Bobby Tonelli and Fish Chaar. When Alex gets initiated into the organization, she uncovers not only the clan’s betrayer but also the power to a secret weapon, leading her to put her own family at risk in the face of a sinister internal conflict.
The film features big boys’ toys in the form of top of the line wheels, namely a Lamborghini convertible, two Harley Davidsons and a Trimaran—making it something of a man’s version of Sex In The City, but that’s not all there is to shout about. The adroit pacing, acting and camerawork makes it a good half hour watch, with hopes to turn it into a full feature film, pending investors and sponsorship.