The intent of this blog is simple. To scout for locations in Singapore’s filmic history for an upcoming film project. To explore and deliberate the film locations in moving images – feature films, narratives, documentaries, videos, television programmes, drama series, personal film diaries – created in 20th century Singapore.
These moving images would have been produced by Singapore film production companies (eg. Shaw brothers’ Malay Film Productions, Cathay-Keris), or are foreign films entirely or partly shot in Singapore. Also included are documentary films produced by the various incumbent governments of Singapore (eg. Berita Singapura) and films created by individuals (eg. Ivan Polunin’s films).
For a listing of Singaporean or made-in-Singapore feature films, the author have mostly referred to the “Filmography” in Raphael Millet’s “Singapore Cinema” (2006 edition). However, the author realised that the list, especially of “Foreign movies entirely or partly shot in Singapore….”, is incomplete. For example, a very famous cult film Black Magic 2 (勾魂降头) produced by Shaw Brothers (Hong Kong) Ltd, is shot mostly in Singapore but not included in the Filmography in Millet’s book.
This Singapore film blog project is undertaken by Hun Ping, a freelance artist-filmmaker based in Singapore. Comments, contributions, references to youtube and download links are welcome.