Shirkers is a 2018 documentary film directed by Sandi Tan.
Starring Sandi Tan, Jasmine Kin Kia Ng, Philip Cheah, Sophia Siddique Harvey, Georges Cardona, Ben Harrison, Grace Dane Mazur and Stephen Tyler.
Netflix on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 released the trailer:
Shirkers | Official Trailer | Netflix.
In the summer of 1992, 19-year-old Sandi Tan, alongside friends Jasmine Ng and Sophia Siddique, as well as film teacher and mentor Georges Cardona, shot the independent film Shirkers in Singapore. After wrapping, Tan, Ng, and Siddique left the footage with Cardona as the trio went to study abroad for college. However, Cardona disappeared with the footage and the trio never saw or heard from him again.
On September 11, 2011, four years after Cardona's death in 2007, Cardona's ex-wife emailed Tan, informing her that she was in possession of the footage for Shirkers, minus the audio tracks. In the proceeding years, Tan decided to digitize the footage and use it to make something new - a documentary about the making of the film.
Interviews were conducted in 2015 with Tan's friends, people involved with the making of Shirkers, and people who knew Cardona. The interviewees were Sophia Siddique Harvey, Jasmine Ng, Sharon Siddique, Philip Cheah, Ben Harrison, Foo Fung Liang, Pohshon Choy, Tay Yek Keak, Grace Dane Mazur, Stephen Tyler, and Georges Cardona's widow, who wished to be unnamed and is referred to as "The Widow" in the film.
Here is the full cast and characters of Shirkers.
The film Shirkers was scheduled to be released in January 2018 by Netflix.
The duration of the film is 96 minutes.
Shirkers got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.4/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 100/100.
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