Xian Lim Is Now a Cinemalaya Film Director

His psychological thriller Tabon will be screened in Cinemalaya 2019.

PHOTO BY Xian Lim Facebook Page / Xian Lim Instagram

(SPOT.ph) In case you missed it, Cinemalaya 2018 has recently concluded its run with the annual awards ceremony held on August 12. And along with this awardees came the lineup of directors and films that audiences can expect to see at Cinemalaya 2019. And we’re sure you’ll be just as pleasantly surprised as we upon hearing that actor Xian Lim is one of the directors included in next year's roster!


After the formal announcement made during the awards night, the actor took to Instagram to show fans a sneak peek of his exciting new project, a psychological thriller called Tabon. The film will be screened in Cinemalaya’s 2019 run.

Tabon | Cinemalaya 15, 2019

A post shared by Xian Lim (@xianlimm) on

To prepare for his new role behind the camera, Lim reveals that he took a 15-week workshop under veteran scriptwriter Ricky Lee to help him prepare for his pitch to the Cinemalaya board. Considering he’d been wanting to take this project off the ground for two years now, Lim shares that he was very much involved in turning the full script, holding auditions and callbacks, and pitching his screenplay.

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Fans expecting to seeing Lim in the film itself will probably be disappointed, as he’ll be taking a purely behind-the-scenes role. Lim is also reportedly directing another film, a romance entitled Our Love Story

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