Netflix’s Shirkers trailer reveals a mysterious disappearance
Netflix has released the official trailer for their upcoming documentary film Shirkers which is set premiere on October 26. The video highlights the mysterious disappearance of the director of a movie three friends were making in Singapore in the early 90s….and where that mystery lead them today. Check out the trailer below!
Shirkers was a Singapore-made 1992 cult classic from teenage friends Sandi Tan, Jasmine Ng and Sophie Siddique —or it would have been, had the 16mm footage not been stolen by their enigmatic American collaborator Georges Cardona. More than two decades after Cardona disappeared, Tan, now a novelist in L.A., returns to the country of her youth and to the memories of a man who both enabled and thwarted her dreams. Magically, too, she returns to the film itself, revived in a way she never could have imagined.
The film was written, directed and produced by Sandi Tan along with Jessica Levin and Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids, Maggie’s Plan) serving as producers. Shirkers was co-edited by Lucas Cellar and Kimberley Hassett, photographed by Iris Ng, with an original score by Ishai Adar.
The film had its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival which earn Tan an award for World Cinema Documentary Directing Award.