K. Rajagopal (director)

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K. Rajagopal
Born (1965-09-21) 21 September 1965 (age 53)
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter
Years active1995–present

K. Rajagopal (born 21 September 1965) is a Singaporean film director and screenwriter. He co-wrote and directed the social drama film A Yellow Bird, which was selected to be screened at the International Critics' Week, 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

Before he found filmmaking, he worked in the hotel industry and was also teaching in a school for mentally-challenged people.[1] Besides filmmaking, he has also worked onstage and collaborated with many notable theatre directors on projects such as Medea, Mother Courage and Beauty World. He performed as King Lear in The King Lear Project at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels and at the Singapore Arts Festival in 2008, after an 11-year hiatus. In 2009, he played Faust in Film Faust for the Esplanade Presents Series.[2][3] His entry into filmmaking is a direct result of being a 'frustrated actor' in the theatre world who was unable to get lead roles as a result of being a minority race in Singapore. [4]

He calls himself a late bloomer and encourages other students to chase after their dreams.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Screenwriter
1995 I Can't Sleep Tonight Yes Yes Special Jury Prize Singapore International Film Festival Short film
1996 The Glare Yes Yes Special Jury Prize Singapore International Film Festival Short film
1997 Absence Yes Yes Special Jury Prize Singapore International Film Festival Short film
1999 Brother Yes Yes Short film
2008 Lucky 7 Yes Yes Omnibus film
2008 The New World Yes Yes Short film
2010 Timeless Yes Yes International Short Film Festival Oberhausen Short film
2015 7 Letters Yes Yes "The Flame" Omnibus film
2016 A Yellow Bird Yes Yes International Critics' Week Feature film

References[edit]

  1. ^ "On the Record: K Rajagopal, award-winning Singaporean filmmaker". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 2019-01-12.
  2. ^ "A Yellow Bird". Semaine de la Critique. Archived from the original on 2016-05-27.
  3. ^ "Singapore film A Yellow Bird to take flight in Cannes". Channel NewsAsia.
  4. ^ "On the Record: K Rajagopal, award-winning Singaporean filmmaker". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 2019-01-12.

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