Royston Tan - 12 of the Decade

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 02 September, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 02 September, 2010, 12:00am

Singaporean director Royston Tan has proved his versatility with a diverse range of feature films. But it's with his even more disparate short films that Tan made his name. Since Remain in 1995 Tan, 33, has made more than 30 shorts and music videos, and the variety of his work is on display at the InDPanda International Short Film Festival.

There is subtle exploration of familial relationships (Sons), over-the-top exercises in cultural nostalgia (Hock Hiap Leong), satirical numbers (Cut, below, which lambasts Singaporean censorship), absurd romances (My Sars Lover, set in a public toilet) and a documentary (No Admittance, a new piece which pays tribute to Singapore's Victoria Theatre). More details at