15 is inspired by the true-life accounts of three troubled youths searching for their self-identity and acceptance in a fast moving society. Feeling ostracized, self-destructive and seeking worldly pleasures are but advents of numbing these teens’ innate insecurities. Often, the consequences of these teens are painful. Violence and decadence are compensatory ‘rewards’ to relieve themselves of their troubles and societal pressures. A short film acted by the real teens themselves, shows the audience a slice of Singapore many has yet to see.
In 2004, Royston Tan was named as one of the “Top 20 Asian Heroes” by Time Magazine, for being bold, brave and remarkable in his field. Tan’s willingness to push the creative envelope has made him a hero to the city’s independent artists. A filmmaker with a huge cult following around the world, his retrospective show 0104, a showcase featuring all his award winning short films over the last 10 years have traveled to ICA London, Chicago, Japan and Singapore with overwhelming response.
In 2006, Royston Tan’s second feature film 4:30 became the first Singapore film to be funded and co-produced by NHK Japan. The film held its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival. 4:30 then went on to bag wards such as the NETPAC Award at the 26th Hawaii International Film Festival, Grand Prix Award for Best Film at the International Film Festival Bratislava and the Best Film Award at the Rome Asian Film Festival.
In 2007, his 3rd feature film 881 became the top grossing… read more
Exceptionally frenetic Amazingly real Fucking Holy Shit these kids are bonkers. Reminded me of KIDS, of course because they are totally in the moment, just as you are when life does not matter, tomorrow is not promised, so may as well have some fun and help a kid find the perfect architecturally sound suicide segue to whatever is after this.