Film about cosplayers, Young & Fabulous, gets re-release in memory of Aloysius Pang, proceeds to go to Pang’s family
Sad news has gripped Singapore following the death of actor Aloysius Pang while in service for the nation. He passed away last 23rd January after getting serious injuries during training in New Zealand. Anime fans best know him for playing Royston Chio in the hit cosplay-themed film, Young & Fabulous. And in memory of the actor, Encore Films is re-releasing the film in several cinemas on 29 January 2019.
The re-release’s proceeds will be going to the late actor’s bereaved family. The six locations for Young & Fabulous – In Memory of Aloysius Pang are Golden Village Plaza, Golden Village Tampines, Cathay Cineplex AMK Hub, Cathay Cineplex Parkway Parade, Shaw Theatres Waterway Point and WE Cinemas Clementi.
YOUNG & FABULOUS is a coming-of-age story of a group of teenage friends—Royston (played by Aloysius Pang), Violet (played by Joyce Chu), and Hao Ren (played by Joshua Tan)—who strive against all challenges and obstacles to pursue their dreams. On their journey of self-discovery, they also learn the meaning of friendship, the different perspectives in parent-child and teacher-student relationships, and ultimately the need to have the courage to stand up for what they believe in. The film encompasses elements of the youths’ everyday jargon, lifestyle, and aspirations, and also covers the interesting issues in different relationships that can engage people of all ages everywhere. The film also features Gurmit Singh, Henry Thia, Quan Yi Fong, Jeffrey Xu, Jordan Ng, Benjamin Kheng, Narelle Kheng, Jonathan Chua, and Sandra Tang.
As for Aloysius Pang himself, he starred in plenty of TV shows here in Singapore, including My First School and Follow Your Heart. Pang also starred in the 2012 film, Timeless Love as well. According to Singapore’s Minister for Defense Ng Eng Hen, the actor received surgery after the incident, but his situation worsened and it became critical. They then moved him to the ICU, and then he later passed away on 23 January 2019.
The film’s re-release celebrates the late actor’s career.And if you wanna see a great story about cosplay, better watch this one as well. You will be helping his family out as well.
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