HOMEGROUND WORLD PREMIERE
*Scape Orchard, The Gallery L5
24 Oct 2015, Sat 12pm – 1:30pm
12pm: Doors open
Mini football games
Q&A with filmmaker, Jacen Tan
Homeground is supported by the POSB Storytellers Grant. Event partner for the screening is *SCAPE.
Hope to see you there! We are celebrating 10 years of Tak Giu too!
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Our new video has gotten near to 100k views on Facebook. Thanks for all your support. Above is the YouTube version.
“The other SG50 video. Something you won’t see on TV, but see in our everyday lives. As we celebrate SG50, let’s not forget the hardworking people will built this country. A love letter to Singapore and its people.”
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I love this shot, but I might have to leave it out of the final film! Cos it doesn’t fit the narrative well. Homeground’s almost finished, get more updates at www.facebook.com/homegroundfilm
Took a break from Homeground today, and shot this. Singaporeans supporting their political parties on Nomination Day, 1st Sep 2015.
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Homeground (23 mins, documentary) is a love letter to playing spaces we call home.
Singapore is a football nation. Every weekend, thousands of amateur players, from schoolboys to office executives to retirees, gather to play the Beautiful Game. Not for glory, not for fame; but for passion, football and friendship. This spirit is forged in the neighbourhoods; void decks, street soccer courts, open fields or any patch of grass. All across Singapore, footballers have a place they call their ‘Homeground’.
Football can be played anywhere, and our neighbourhoods are Singapore’s playground. A baby first learns to kick a plastic ball in a HDB flat. A primary school boy forms a football team in his void deck. An aspiring national player scores his first goal for his school on a neighbourhood school field. These weekend warriors show us where they play, and how they play. Concrete, sand, grass or artificial grass. Two sticks, bottles, shoes, or even school bags can make a goalpost.
Homeground is a tribute to the weekend warriors and the playing spaces close to our hearts.
Stay updated for the premiere of Homeground in Oct 2015!
I have spent the past 2 months going around Singapore, hunting for weekend warriors and finding the best spots where Singaporeans play football. While making this project, I had to miss some usual soccer games, which further gave me an itchy leg since I had to film all these people playing what I love most: football! We are in post production now, finally I have some football action myself!
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We were featured in Today newspaper, for our latest film, Homeground. Thank you POSB bank for awarding us the Storytellers Grant to make this project come true!
Read the whole Today article here.