Charlotte Hong’s ‘Tropical Rain, Death Scented Kiss’ Wraps Production


EXCLUSIVE: Production has wrapped in Singapore and the United States on Charlotte Hong’s debut characteristic Tropical Rain, Death Scented Kiss.

The animation and live-action hybrid movie is ready in an apocalyptic imaginative and prescient of Singapore falling right into a wilderness populated by spirits. A dime retailer romance blossoms as an alienated lesbian teenager struggles to admit her emotions for her mysteriously-resurrected finest buddy.

Starring Shi An Lim, the movie is produced by Singapore’s Momo Film Co, the Philippines Daluyong Studio and the U.S.’s Total Blur in affiliation with True Colour Media and Purple Tree Content.

At an earlier stage in challenge, Tropical Rain, Death Scented Kiss gained a particular point out on the Singapore International Film Festival’s Southeast Asian Film Lab and Talents Tokyo. Production was supported by the Singapore Film Commission, and Talents Tokyo Next Masters Support Program. 

Atfter profitable the Golden Leopard within the first and second movies part for Dreaming and Dying on the Locarno Film Festival final yr, producers Sophia Sim and Tan Si En lead Tropical Rain, Death Scented Kiss together with Giuliana Foulkes.

“We are passionate about championing female and non-binary voices both before and behind the camera,” producers Sim and Tan stated in a press release. “We are excited for a unique and diverse project like Tropical Rain, Death-scented Kiss. It has been incredible to work with such great talents from both Singapore and the U.S.”

The movie is at the moment going into post-production and might be edited by Natalie Soh, a Berlinale Talents alumnus who gained a Best Editing prize on the 2017 Asian Film Awards for the characteristic movie Apprentice and Best Editing on the 2017 Apollo Awards for the darkish fantasy sequence Halfworlds 2.


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