Today I spent the day attending Tropfest SEA roughcut, a movie industry symposium featuring regional speakers from the movie and animation industries.
Tropfest is the world’s largest short film festival.
I’m not a movie buff but I enjoy learning new things and this was my chance to learn about the movie industry.
My favourite part was the talk about animation. I am interested to develop some of my animal character drawings into cartoon characters. These were the key people to listen to and to meet.
Sullivan Stapleton who was in the movie 300 spoke about life as an actor. I haven’t watched the movie so I had no idea who he is.
Kumar, the most popular comedian from Singapore talked about the serious side of business. He is indeed a funny man. This was the first time I’ve seen him live. He dealt with the serious side of business with humour.
The legendary cinematographer Chris Doyle shared his work and vision. Born in Australia but based in Hong Kong, Chris Doyle is known for Chinese movies Hero (2002) in the mood for love (2000) and Chungking express (1994)
My friend Sue Tan who is an actress partying with Chris Doyle and local director Saw Teong Hin and people from the local movie industry at China House, Penang.