Royston's Shorts


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The Asian Film Archive is releasing their second publication - Asian Film Archive Collection: Royston's Shorts. The DVD website is on www.asianfilmarchive.org/royston_shorts.

The DVD will be officially launched at HMV (Heeren) and Kinokuniya(Takashimaya) on 17 June 2006. There will be a screening of clips from the DVD followed by an autograph session. The first 20 people who purchase the DVD during each launch event will receive limited edition posters of 4:30, the new Royston Tan film. From 10 to 16 June 2006, HMV customers will enjoy a presale discount of $2 off the retail price.

Asian Film Archive Collection: Royston's Shorts showcases the filmmaker's body of short films. From an homage to a soon-to-be demolished kopitiam in Hock Hiap Leong, to a son's tribute to his parents in Sons, they reveal a softer, more personal side of Royston Tan. The DVD features his latest short film, Monkeylove, which was shot in Japan.

Also featured in the DVD is a 25-minute interview with Royston Tan where he discusses some of his short films and stylistic influences.Another highlight is the inclusion of rarely seen films like 4A Florence Close, a film about his family's move from their home at the height of the financial crisis.

This is the second DVD published by the Asian Film Archive. Last year marked the release of Asian Film Archive Collection: Singapore Shorts, a compilation of 9 award-winning short films by filmmakers such as Tan Pin Pin, Wee Li Lin and Bertrand Lee.

Priced at $24.95, Royston Shorts will be available for sale at the following retail outlets: HMV, Kinokuniya (Takashimaya), Gramophone, Sembawang Music Centre and other good music and book stores. Delivery is available through Asian Film Archive Shop.

Proceeds from the sale of the DVD will benefit the Asian Film Archive, a registered charity organization. The Asian Film Archive thanks Royston Tan for his strong support and generous donation of all his short films. The Archive also appreciates the support of Axiom Technologies, fFurious, Infinite Frameworks and Ngee Ann Polytechnic (School of Film and Media Studies) in the making of this DVD.

Details of launch events:

Launch @ HMV Heeren
Date: 17th June 2006
Time: 230pm - 4pm
Place: HMV Heeren, 3rd level (DVD section)

Launch @ Kinokuniya Takashimaya
Date: 17th June 2006
Time: 430pm - 6pm
Place: Kinokuniya Takashimaya


4 Responses to “Royston's Shorts”

  1. Anonymous KH 

    Saw this late... Pity I was overseas. Hope you had a good interview! Will there be a repeat of the interview? Will try to get his DVD release. I got the Singapore Shorts recently.

  2. Anonymous BanBan 

    Hello KH, the interview went really went. We talked a lot and Royston shared some of his life experiences, dreams and ambitions. :)

  3. Anonymous sadness 

    Monkeylove's actor Hiroaki Muragishi passed
    away in a swimming mishap on 13 August 2006. If you were moved and
    inspired by his sincere performance in monkeylove, wherever you are,
    Please send in your condolences here in

    http://royston-tan.blogspot.com

    All condolences will be consolidated, compiled & sent to his family
    and loved ones in this very difficult time. I know it will mean alot
    to his love ones on how he has impacted so many people around the
    world. Please include your country of origin.Thank you.

  4. Anonymous sadness 

    Monkeylove's actor Hiroaki Muragishi passed
    away in a swimming mishap on 13 August 2006. If you were moved and
    inspired by his sincere performance in monkeylove, wherever you are,
    Please send in your condolences here in

    http://royston-tan.blogspot.com

    All condolences will be consolidated, compiled & sent to his family
    and loved ones in this very difficult time. I know it will mean alot
    to his love ones on how he has impacted so many people around the
    world. Please include your country of origin.Thank you.

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