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Premiering at film festivals, HBO Asia’s latest original, Invisible Stories, telling untold stories from the heartlands in a fictional neighbourhood housing estate in multi-cultural Singapore, has been given a 5 January launch date.
Invisible Stories Ep1 Lian 11Nov2019
Filmed entirely on location in Singapore, each six-episode half-hour drama series episode follows one resident as he or she navigates through everyday life and its challenges. These stories include the ups and downs of a mother and her autistic son; a taxi driver by day and a spiritual medium by night; and a banker who is a father and husband who harbours a secret that comes to life late at night.

The series also showcases Singapore’s inclusive multi-cultural identity with a regional cast from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand and Singapore. Golden Horse Award winner Yeo Yann Yann and Taiwan’s Devin Pan appear the premiere while veteran Singapore actor Wang Yu Qing plays the taxi driver in the second episode.

The first episode, Invisible Stories: Lian, will make its world premiere at the 2019 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival on 16 November, while the first two episodes, Invisible Stories: Lian and Invisible Stories: Chuan, have been selected by the Singapore International Film Festival to be presented on 28 November.

HBO Asia has also organised a short film competition to invite emerging film makers to submit untold stories from their own neighbourhoods with the intention of empowering a new generation of storytellers by providing them a regional platform to showcase their talents and which will be featured on the HBO GO streaming platform.