becoming royston

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The coming of age tale of Tan Boon Huat (Alvin Neo), the middle child of a prawn farmer whose family resides on an island town. Nicknamed ‘Hei Be’ (shrimp in Hokkien), his time as a child to adolescence was one that was filled with much 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 mainlands, 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 new found love.

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85 minutes



Key cast

Alvin Neo, Oon Shu An, William Chua, Tay Kay Chin, Marilyn Lee, Snowden Chua, Charles David, Fish Chaar, Edward Sey, Shirlyn Tan, Royston Tan

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