Remember the story of The Attack of the Swordfish? During our childhood days, many of us would have heard this local legend about how Redhill, or Bukit Merah, got its name. Now, Heritage Tales, a digital storytelling initiative by National Heritage Board, is going to retell this tale in an unconventional and fun way! And the best part, you’re invited to be a part of it alongside local artists!
Heritage Tales’ The Attack of the Swordfish
Heritage Tales’ version of The Attack of the Swordfish will be narrated by local artiste Benjamin Kheng.
Members of the public can act out roles from within the story and contribute their videos to help make the video complete.
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The five roles which the public can play are the angry swordfish attacking, the sounding of the village gong, screams and cries, the chopping of tree trunks and giving up a round of cheers for the boy who saved the village.
Submit Your Video for Heritage Tales’ Casting Call by 13 May 2020
The ‘casting call’ closes on Wednesday, 13 May 2020.
Videos should be filmed in landscape format and submitted to National Heritage Board via Facebook or Instagram direct message.
The final storytelling video, incorporating the thespian contributions by the public, will be unveiled on Tuesday, 19 May 2020.
Chosen videos from the public will feature alongside those of several local personalities like Joseph Schooling and Aarika Lee, who will be playing parts in the telling of The Attack of the Swordfish.
Celebrating Singapore’s Heritage
By sharing this tale in this collaborative manner, National Heritage Board’s Heritage Tales hopes to keep Singapore’s intangible cultural heritage alive, especially amongst the younger generation.
Get more details on how to participate in National Heritage Board’s The Attack of the Swordfish Heritage Tales here.