This year is shaping up to be a hectic one for Royston Tan. He headlined the anthology 7 Letters (an SG50 collaboration with six other local film-makers) and directed a humorous government-commissioned video about the health insurance scheme MediShield Life. Both projects were met with positive reception. Tickets to 7 Letters sold out within hours of release and earned rave reviews, while the Journey To The West-themed video targeting the pioneer generation went viral on social media.
He is particularly proud of the success of 7 Letters: “[My proudest moment was] when the seven directors stood up on stage to present the movie to the audience at Capitol Theatre. It was a challenging journey, but we managed to [produce] a heartfelt present for our fellow Singaporeans.”
Not one to rest on his laurels, Tan’s next major project is a feature film titled 3688, which hits the silver screen later this month. Despite his sterling portfolio, he says: “I am still learning and evolving; and every day is a new discovery for me.”