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The Cabbage Statue

Posters of the famous Cabbage Statue of Ranau, Malaysia, are seen everywhere in Singapore. Swayed by the advertisements, Kelly convinces her less-than-enthusiastic best friend, Ruth, to take a trip across the Causeway to find it.

  • Megan Lim En
    Director
  • Megan Lim En
    Writer
    Erio
  • Megan Lim En
    Producer
  • Rachel Yen
    Key Cast
    "Kelly"
  • Clara Janssen
    Key Cast
    "Ruth"
  • Ashley Tan
    Director of Photography
  • Wai Ziying
    Assistant Director
  • Jessica Goh
    Art Director
  • She Junyi
    Sound Recordist
  • Luen Hui Juan
    Sound Designer
  • Anirvin Narayan
    Composer
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Comedy
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 19, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Singapore
  • Country of Filming:
    Singapore
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • National Youth Film Awards
    Singapore
    Singapore
    NA
    Open Youth Selection
  • 32nd Singapore International Film Festival
    Singapore
    Singapore
    November 30, 2021
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Youki International Youth Media Film Festival
    Wels
    Austria
    European Premiere
    18-22 Jury Award
  • National Film Festival for Talented Youth
    Seattle
    United States
    March 1, 2023
    North American Premiere
Director Biography - Megan Lim En

Megan Lim En is a Singaporean filmmaker interested in exploring absurd and hilarious stories hidden in plain sight - whether it’s a family mourning their pet rabbit or two friends searching for an elusive cabbage statue. Her works has been archived by the Asian Film Archive and selected to be part of the 32nd Singapore International Film Festival. Previously based at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Megan is currently completing her degree at NTU’s School of Art, Design and Media.

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Director Statement

The famous Cabbage Statue of Ranau, Malaysia has recently been given a tourism uplift. Kelly keeps seeing advertisements for the one-of-a-kind Cabbage Statue and she’s had enough - she has to see this Cabbage Statue for herself. She drags along her mildly reluctant best friend, Ruth, on the adventure. What they find might be less impressive than the advertisements make it out to be.
The Cabbage Statue of Ranau, Malaysia is about expectations, disappointment, and the friendship of two girls as they weather the definitely-not-shot-in-Singapore terrain of Ranau, Malaysia.