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Sat Apr 20 2013, 2:30pm–4:30pm

Where: Geylang East Public Library, 50 Geylang East Avenue 1, Geylang, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: avelyn

Every good film starts from an idea. This seminar guides beginners on the process of developing simple ideas, and the steps involved in fleshing them into a working script for a short film. Pick up tips on scriptwriting essentials like effective dialogue, character and plot development.

Speaker's Profile

Writer-Director Boris Boo has been in the industry for 16 years, in which he spent more than 6 years as a scriptwriter in Mediacorp Studios Chinese Drama Division. During his TV station days, he has conceptualized and written more than hundred scripts for various local sitcoms, dramas, and short films.

During his tenure with J Team Productions from 2003 to 2011 as Creative Director, he has been involved in most of the company's movie screenplays and has played a pivotal role in all the J Team TV productions.

In 2007, his work "Just Follow Law" was nominated for Best Original Screenplay in the 44th Golden Horse Awards. In the following year, his script "The Ghost Blog" came in third in the Film & TV Co-Production Meeting, organised by the Golden Horse Awards Committee.

In 2009, Boris made his directorial debut as a co-director to Jack Neo's "Where Got Ghost?". The movie grossed S$2.8 million and 5.25 million ringgit in the box-office for Singapore and Malaysia respectively.

From 2005 to 2009, he was invited to become one of the critics for Lianhe Zaobao's movie column, where he wrote close to a hundred articles. Boris is also one of the guest-speakers with 'Good Morning Singapore' movie critique segment.

In 2011, Boris left Jack Neo's production house and is currently an independent filmmaker.

Organiser: Nexus

Enquiries: +65 6293 9782 /

This seminar is held in conjunction with ciNE65. ciNE65 is a short film competition that aims to capture our Singaporean identity through the lenses of budding filmmakers. Have ideas for a 3-minute short film? Find out more about the competition and other upcoming workshops at