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Embalmers inject funds in ‘Beauty’

Unusual group to help coin pic

PUSAN — Seems the financial creativeness of private equity investors knows no ends.

A group of Singaporean embalmers and mortuary operators have put up the seed capital for “Untold Beauty,” a romantic horror story set somewhere between this life and the next.

Story follows a young man who trains as an embalmer and learns to endure the emotional challenges of working with mutilated bodies and being socially ostracized. But he loses his cool when his girlfriend appears on the slab.

First-time helmer Roy Lim previously operated Rebel Prods., a specialty horror distrib responsible for releasing “Audition” and “Dark Water” in Singapore.

“This is a pretty rare subject for a Chinese-language film, as the processes of body preparation are highly ritualized,” producer Juan Foo, CEO of Shooting Gallery Motion Pictures, said. “But we think of it as more of a romance than a horror film. Definitely doesn’t fall into the slasher category.”

Pic is being made on a $1 million budget with delivery skedded for mid-2007. Foo says his main task at Pusan will be to sign up an international sales agent.

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