Eric Khoo: A Few Things You Need to Know About This Art-House Filmmaker

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  • A Cultural Medallion recipient and award-winning filmmaker, Eric Khoo is credited for reviving the local film industry and putting Singapore on the international film map in 1995.
  • In 2011, he released his first animated feature Tatsumi, which made its North American premiere at the Museum of Modern Art.
  • He was profiled in the book Take 100: The Future of Film: 100 New Directors, which features 100 of the world’s most exceptional emerging film directors.
  • He made history as the first Singaporean to have his films screened at major film festivals in Berlin, Venice and Cannes.
  • He was awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Letters by France’s Minister of Culture.

Why Lapis Sagu?

“I enjoy working with foreigners and I like meeting people from all over because it expands your world, and allows you to be more outward in terms of thoughts and ideas.

In the case of this project, the person may not have filmed anything before but it’s the idea that this talent has and to build on it together, it would be cool.”

Check out Eric’s tips on what makes a good story.

About Project Lapis Sagu

Singapore is a melting pot of cultures. Rich in flavour and unique in character, we’re bound together like intricately crafted layers of Lapis Sagu. Project Lapis Sagu is a creative springboard for open conversations on cultural diversity and social integration in Singapore.