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The Nanyang Story - Once Upon a Generation

15 August 2017, Tuesday

The anniversary film titled Once Upon a Generation, was produced by NSAA and jointly presented by the Nanyang Family of Schools The planning for the Nanyang 100th Anniversary celebration started in 2015. The Board of Directors, the Nanyang Schools Alumni Association (NSAA) and members of the three Nanyang schools worked closely with the common goal of making this special year a memorable one for all. With the intent of reaching out to as many alumni and stakeholders as possible, it was decided that producing a film depicting the story of the Nanyang Family of Schools was a good idea. NSAA thus decided to finance and take the lead in the production of the film, with an entire cast comprising students, staff, alumni and parents of the three Nanyang schools. Auditions for actors and actresses started in October 2016 and filming was completed in the first quarter of 2017. Many alumni, students and staff also contributed to the production work. This production not only served to bring members of the Nanyang Family together, but also gave many an opportunity to discover their talents.

Auditions for actors and actresses started in October 2016 and filming was completed in the first quarter of 2017. Many alumni, students and staff also contributed to the production work. This production not only served to bring members of the Nanyang Family together, but also gave many an opportunity to discover their talents.

Synopsis
Xiao Jie, a cheeky Nanyang Primary student, is forced by his mother, an NYGH alumna, to attend her former teacher's birthday celebrations. Over the course of the celebrations, Xiao Jie develops an appreciation for his school’s rich heritage through mini narratives set in the 1930s and 80s. The film also features actual interviews of alumni, who share the highlights of their school lives.
Join us as we take a peek into the past withOnce Upon A Generation - A Nanyang Story.

Director
HUANG Junxiang, or "JX", as he is more fondly known by family and friends, is a film director, producer, and writer from Singapore. JX likes to create films which evoke a range of emotions, because his ambition is to connect people through the brief runtime of a film. JX believes that despite our unique differences, people are similar in many ways - flawed, beautiful, funny and dramatic.
His filmography includes Cinema (2015) - Eric Khoo's segment in 7 Letters (2015), In the Room (2015), and Boo Junfeng's Apprentice (2016).

Production
Once Upon A Generation is produced by the Nanyang Schools Alumni Association (NSAA) and jointly presented by the Nanyang Family of Schools. The planning for the Nanyang 100th Anniversary celebration started in 2015. The Board of Directors, the Nanyang Schools Alumni Association (NSAA) and members of the three Nanyang schools worked closely together with a common goal of making this special year a memorable one for all. With the intent of reaching out to as many alumni and stakeholders as possible, it was decided that producing a film depicting the story of the Nanyang Family of Schools was a good idea. The NSAA thus decided to finance and take the lead in the production of the film, with an entire cast comprising the students, staff, alumni and parents of the three Nanyang schools.
 

 

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