Sunday, June 15, 2008

Golden Voice film screening

Sophea Pel plays the part of Ros Sereysothea
This is a still taken from the DVD of the film The Golden Voice, which was screened at Meta House last night to a packed audience. Filmmaker Greg Cahill was in attendance to introduce his film and to answer a series of questions from the assembled throng. The film documents a small slice of life for Cambodia's brightest female singing sensation of the late 60s and 70s, Ros Sereysothea and is a prelude to a two-hour film biopic that Cahill hopes to develop over the next year or two. He's seeking $5million+ to finance the film and is currently in Cambodia for a holiday and to scout a few locations. His 25-minute short film has been widely-acknowledged, earning rave reviews at a series of film festivals in the States and has given Cahill the impetus to transform the life story of this fabulous singer, who met an untimely death at the hands of the Khmer Rouge regime, into a full-length motion picture. Cahill spoke about some of the behind-the-scenes work that went onto make The Golden Voice, with all filming completed in just five days in and around Los Angeles in 2006. All the actors were amateurs but Cahill was so impressed with Sophea Pel, that she will continue in the lead role of Ros Sereysothea in the forthcoming film. An interesting fact is that both the singer and the actress who played her, originate from Battambang province. After wowing the Cambodian audiences with her voice in the late 60s and early 70s, Sereysothea like many of the country's leading artists, eventually lost her life in the latter part of the 70s.
The author meets filmmaker Greg Cahill (right) at last night's screening


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am very interested about the movie call "The Golden Voice" starring Sophea Pel. It's a biography about Ros Sereysothea, that was my understanding. I want to know when will the full length movie giong to release. I also wanna thank Greg Cahill for making the movie about Cambodian gloden years of rock-n-roll. Not many people know about the rich history of the Khmer Rock Star like Sinn Sisamouth,Pan Ron,Ros Sereysothea and so many other to name a few.Will the movie "The Golden Voice" be release in the United State as a major Motion Picture?Please leave any information about the movie if anyone know anything at all. Once again my appreciation to Greg Cahill for having the passion and dedication on producing this movie.I can't wait to actually watch the official movie..

December 19, 2010 at 10:40 AM  

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