Utter is an annual Singapore Writers Festival initiative that adapts Singaporean literature into different mediums, offering audiences fresh perspectives on content written by home-grown talents.
This year, Utter is presented through a 75-minute social drama film that is loosely based on the 2011 “Curry Dispute”. The subplots of the film are adapted from four local short stories in their native languages written by prominent Singaporean authors.
They include Alyssa by Kanagalatha (Latha); We’d Wanted to Rob a Bank by Chia Hwee Pheng (Xi Ni Er); Harmonious Residences by Jeremy Tiang, and Per(anti) Mimpi 1.0 by Siti Aisyah Binte Mohamed Salim.
Four young and emerging directors—Sufyan Sam’an, Jacky Lee, Jonathan Choo, and D. Vel Murugan—were brought together by Creative Producer, Nicholas Chee, to co-direct the multi-protagonist film.
The leads of the film includes local actors - Hatta Said, Elias Mikhail, Larry Low, Joann Wu and Aadhya Anand.
The music of the film will be scored by renowned film music composer Alex Oh. The film will also feature music by home-grown singer-songwriter, JAWN.
Utter 2016 will combine live action with animation scenes produced by award-winning young animators, Mark Wee and Andre Quek, also recent graduates of NTU, ADM programme.
The completed film will be screened to the public on the 20th and 25th of September, at the Golden Village cinema in Suntec City. Each session will be followed by a dialogue session with the directors, authors, and screenwriters.