Friday, October 28, 2011

Are You Ready to Dance with the Dragon?

Following the success of its Lunar New Year movie It's A Great Great World directed by Kelvin Tong, MediaCorp Raintree Pictures is now swinging into motion to have yet another Lunar New Year film slated for the lucrative period in 2012. Teaming up with Kelvin Tong again, who is taking up screenplay responsibilities with Marcus Chin, it's no surprise that this film, which will go into production in November, features a story that has the Lunar New Year of the Dragon and various related motif prominently featured.

The synopsis goes:
Dragon is a mystical creature and revered by the Chinese; as one of the 12 Chinese Zodiac, the Year of the Dragon represents prosperity. Dance Dance Dragon《龙众舞》 tells the story of Mother Loong who desires to have a grandchild. However, none of her three children have plans for any children. Things change for the Loongs on the first day of the 2012 Year of the Dragon when a newborn boy is found on their doorstep!

Budgeted at 1.2 million,Dance Dance Dragon《龙众舞》 (not to be confused with Dance of the Dragon) stars Dennis Chew, Kym Ng and Adrian Pang (the latter two sharing the big screen previously in Wee Li Lin's Gone Shopping), and Malaysian artistes Lai Ming and Melvin Sia. Kat Goh, who served as Assistant Director to a number of Kelvin Tong films such as The Maid, Love Story, Kidnapper and It's A Great Great World, and won accolades recently at the 2009 Silver Screen Awards, Singapore Short Film Category for Best Film (Swimming Lesson) and Best Director, directs her debut feature film. In her press statement, Kat says, "Since young, I have always enjoyed Chinese New Year films as they are festive occasions when the entire family bonds in a cinema. To have Dance Dance Dragon - a Chinese New Year movie - as my debut film therefore comes as an absolute delight for me. I can't wait to bring my parents to the cinema this coming Chinese New Year."

As with almost all Lunar New Year films, expect some wholesome comedy with heart warming moments fit for the entire family. The shoot will commence in November and filmed entirely in Singapore, with distribution by Cathay Keris Film and is slated to screen from mid January 2012. Watch for it!

Photos Courtesy of MediaCorp Raintree Pictures Pte Ltd

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