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Kelvin Tong

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Name in native language: 唐永健
Family name: Tong
Country: Singapore

Kelvin Tong is a Singaporean film director, screenwriter and producer.

Kelvin Tong started out in the film business as a film critic, writing reviews for The Straits Times from 1995 to 1999. His first feature was 1999's martial arts comedy, Eating Air, which was received respectably.

His next film, The Maid, a horror thriller, made a bigger impact, breaking the box office record in Singapore for the horror genre, making S$700,000 on its opening weekend. Hailed as the first Singaporean horror film, The Maid won the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation Asian Film Award at the 10th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival. It was produced by MediaCorp Raintree Pictures.

He next directed Love Story, which combined three short stories that examined different aspects of love. It was screened at the 2006 Pusan International Film Festival. The film was produced by Hong Kong-based Focus Films.

In 2007 he directed the horror-comedy Men in White, about four ghosts struggling to survive in Singapore, and which examined the Singaporean obsession with superstitions. It was produced by Innoform Media.

He was also working on a crime thriller, Rule #1, produced by Hong Kong-based Fortune Star and released in March 2008. He also plans a film called Bed, a comedy drama set in 1960s Singapore when the city-state's education system switched from Chinese language to English.

As a director:
  • 2011 Tua Seh Kai
  • 2010 Bang fei
  • 2008 Dai yat gaai
  • 2007 Gui a! Gui a!
  • 2007 Love Story
  • 2005 The Maid
  • 2005 1942
  • 1999 Eating Air
  • 1996 Moveable Feast
As a producer:
  • 2011 Robotropolis
  • 2008 Fei yue fo tiao qiang
  • 2007 18 Grams of Love
  • 1999 Eating Air


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