SINGAPORE: Local indie filmmaker Tzang Merwyn Tong's first full-length feature film Faeryville has been picked up for international sales by US company Eleven Arts, and will premiere in Los Angeles next year.

Eight years in the making, Faeryville is about a group of oft-bullied teenage misfits in a dystopian world.

"It has always been my vision to offer a different kind of imagination for Singapore film. Faeryville is a film set in an alternative universe. It’s a story of teenagers in a fictitious college, tired of trying to fit in, choosing to prank their oppressors instead, to rebel and fight back – and later, realising how lost they are in their pursuit for meaning and identity," said Tzang.

"It is a coming-of-age story, a story of friendship, and finding yourself in this increasingly surreal post 9/11 world, where nothing seems to be right or wrong any more."

Tzang's past films include e'Tzaintes (2003), A Wicked Tale (2005) and V1K1 - A Techno Fairytale (2010). - CNA/ha

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