Magazine article Screen International

Netflix Picks Up Sundance Premiere 'Shirkers'

Magazine article Screen International

Netflix Picks Up Sundance Premiere 'Shirkers'

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Platform also acquires doc short Zion.

Netflix has boarded worldwide rights to Sandi Tan’s personal quest story Shirkers following its recent world premiere in Sundance.

Singapore-born Los Angeles resident Tan won the directing award in the World Cinema Documentary category last month for the film about her journey to uncover the mystery behind her missing film.

After Tan and friends Jasmine Ng and Sophie Siddique shot a noir film in Singapore in 1992, their American director and mentor Georges Cardona made off with the 16mm footage and was never seen again. Netflix negotiated the deal with Josh Braun of Submarine on behalf of filmmakers.

When someone begins to mail her the footage, Tan sets out to discover the story behind their enigmatic collaborator, and recover her film. …

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