September 22, 2021


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The sports drama ‘Pierce’ goes to the heart of the sibling relationship

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Award-winning Taiwanese actors Ding Ning and Tsao Yu-Ning Jeremy Chuar have joined the cast of a sports drama film “Pierce” by Singapore production company PotoCall.

Ding, who won the Golden Horse Award for his supporting role in “City of Last Things”, and Tsao, who won a supporting role in another sports drama, the 2014 baseball story “Kano”, respectively, won the Taipei Film Festival. And the older brother of a promising young Fenser. High school fencing is illustrated by rising star Liu Sisiu-fu.

The story goes that the young man helps his dangerous older brother to believe and is released from prison. It means denying their mother’s efforts to bury the brother’s existence and cover up the family’s traumatic past.

The film was written and directed by first-time feature director Nelicia Lowe, who previously represented Singapore in the country’s national fencing team, before retiring before concentrating on filmmaking. A graduate of Columbia University, Lowe previously wrote and directed the short film “Freeze,” which premiered in Claremont-Ferrand and screened at more than 70 international film festivals.

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Nelicia Lowe

“I started writing this film in 2015 to explore my relationship with my older brother who is autistic. I used to use him as a role model as a loving, caring big brother, but as I got older I realized that our whole relationship was built in my head. Admitting that I would never know that my brother actually reciprocated my love was a painful journey for me. And it takes the same (teenage) pierce, ”Lowe said. “When we think of unconditional love, we often think of a parent’s love for their child. For me, the relationship between siblings is more pure and refined. ”

“Pierce” is a three-way international co-initiative, produced by PotoCall (Singapore), Flash Forward Entertainment (Taiwan), Harin Films (Poland) and John M. Lo (Singapore) with the support of Infocomm and Media Development. Singapore Authority, TAICCA, Polish Film Institute, Taipei Film Commission, Taiwan City Government, HBF + Europe Minority Co-production Assistance, Taichung City Government and Purin Pictures.

“Pierce” Full Circle Lab was developed in Philippines 2020 and Talent Tokyo 2020, where it won a special mention, and Focus Asia All Genres Project Market 2021.

Potocal, who this year starred in “Rehana Miriam Noor” in the Can Serten Resort section of Can, specializes in co-producing Asian acclaimed films. It was previously associated with “Motel Bubble” and Raya Martin’s “Death of Nintendo”.

Producers were surrounded by an experienced crew, including Polish cinematographer Michael Dimek, whose latest work “Wolf” is premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival, and the much-decorated Taiwanese sound designer To Do Chih (“In the Mood for Love”, “Sahasrab). “And” What time is it? “). Production is scheduled to begin in January 2022 in Taiwan.

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