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Becoming Royston (2007)

85 minutes / Drama

Plot Synopsis: The film, Becoming Royston, is a story of “self exploration, discovery and liberation, which explores relationships between people, conflicts, insecurities, hopes and dreams, you and me.”


The story revolves around the coming of age of Tan Boon Huat (Alvin Neo), the middle child of a prawn farmer whose family resides on an island town. Nicknamed ‘Hei Bee’ (shrimp in Hokkien, a Chinese dialect) Boon Huat's time as a child to adolescence was one that was filled with oppression, often receiving harsh treatment from his own father (William Chua). Boon Huat eventually leaves the island with the help of his friend and confidant, the island boatman (Tay Kay Chin). On the mainland, he meets a girl (Oon Shu An) while working in a video shop. Boon Huat starts to discover his dream of becoming a filmmaker with the help of his newfound ‘love’.



Director: Nicholas Chee

Producer(s): Jolene Teng, Yuin Yuin April Tong

Produced by: Originasian Pictures

Language: Mandarin, Hokkien, English

Cast: Alvin Neo, William Chua, Tay Kay Chin, Oon Shu An


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