JOHN CLANG’S DEBUT FEATURE FILM NOMINATED FOR FILM FESTIVAL AWARD

Published on 10 January 2018

While visual artist John Clang is better known as an award-winning photographer (he was the first photographer to receive Designer of the Year at the President’s Design Award in 2010), his first feature film “Their Remaining Journey” has also received some positive attention at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), one of the largest film events in the world.

Clang’s 101-minute film about reincarnation has been nominated for the Bright Future Award, an award open to filmmakers selected to screen their first feature-length film under the festival’s Bright Future segment. In this category, only 18 from around the world were selected this year.

“With ‘Their Remaining Journey’, I’m attempting to take a macro look of a family, and use their stories to mirror the bigger society and mark our current time for future historians. The idea is to inform the future of our current life with a fictional narrative, instead of a documentary,” says Clang.

On his film being accepted by the IFFR, Clang told The A List that this affirmation has made him “giddy enough to start preparing for a second film”.

There are plans to screen this film in Singapore and other film festivals later this year.

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