'Ilo Ilo made profit but I'm not going to see a single cent': Anthony Chen

7 December 2013 / 2 years 10 months ago

He has travelled all over the world to attend film festivals and award shows, and he took home four Golden Horse Awards trophies last month.

But film-maker Anthony Chen (above), who directed award-winning Ilo Ilo, says his financials have not changed.

Last month, he told The New Paper he had $120 to his name. Now, he doesn't even know because he doesn't want to check how much he has.

The 29-year-old shot Ilo Ilo on a $700,000 budget funded by the Singapore Film Commission, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, and private investors.

He said: "I think the film is going to go into profit, but I'm not going to see a single cent of it."

Chen hasn't even collected his $20,000 fee for the film as other cast and crew are paid first.

Read the full report on The New Paper.

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