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When a mysterious virus breaks out in an isolated army camp, a reluctant lazy soldier and his arch-rival tough commander find themselves trapped together.

Cut off from the outside world, their military training is put to the test and they must find out what it means to be real soldiers.

  • Jacen Tan
  • Jacen Tan
  • Melvin Ang
    A Land Imagined, More Than Blue, Cities of Last Things, Vampire Cleanup Department
  • Lim Teck
    Ramen Teh
  • Alaric
    Key Cast
    "Tan Kayu"
    HBO's Serangoon Road
  • Benjamin Heng
    Key Cast
    "Lee Siao On"
    Eating Air
  • Rayve Zen
    Key Cast
    Shock Wave
  • Joeypink Lai
    Key Cast
    "Xiao Ling"
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Horror, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 22 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 18, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    600,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    Chinese, English
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Scream Asia Film Festival
    October 19, 2018
    Singapore premiere
    Opening Film
Distribution Information
  • Clover Films
    Country: Singapore
  • mm2 Entertainment
    Country: Singapore
  • Contents Panda
    Country: Korea, Republic of
  • Shaw Organisation
    Country: Singapore
    Rights: Theatrical
Director Biography - Jacen Tan

Named ”Singapore’s latest film funnyman” by The Straits Times, Jacen Tan is one of Singapore’s most exciting young filmmakers. In the pre-YouTube days of 2005, Jacen’s first short film, Tak Giu (Kick Ball), became a viral hit on the Internet, crashing servers due to overwhelming traffic. His latest short film, Homeground, was selected for the POSB Storytellers Grant in 2015.

Jacen combines his love for horror comedy and his experiences from serving in the army to make his first feature film, Zombiepura.

Zombiepura has since been sold to Contents Panda, producer of Train to Busan for the Korean market, and GSC Movies for Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar.

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Director Statement

Military conscription is compulsory in Singapore, and most males like myself serve in the army when they turn 18. I came up with the idea for Zombiepura when I was on guard duty during National Service. Looking around at my platoon mates, I asked myself, when disaster strikes, will we really be able to fire a gun and protect our country?

Some of us do enjoy training to be soldiers, learning many life skills along the way. However, some question the need to spend 2 years of our lives firing weapons and living in jungles.

Having grown up with genre and zombie films, I want to combine my passions and life experiences to make this horror comedy. It is the film that I’ve been wanting to make my whole life.

PS: It’s about time Singapore had a zombie movie!