Kwa Giu: Coming soon?

(Note: This project has been temporarily put on hold)

It’s been awhile since the previous update! Meanwhile Hosaywood is have been busy finishing up the new 30min documentary Kwa Giu (See Ball). Take note it’s spelled Giu (ball) and not Gui (ghost)!

Here’s a sneak peek:

Kwa Giu

Also, watch out for the newly revamped and the online premiere of Zo Gang soon!

4th Singapore Short Cuts aftermath


Over 250 members attended the 4th Singapore Short Cuts last weekend. Tickets ran out 3 hours after they were released. Thanks for supporting local film!

A review and transcript of the Q&A session can be found at:
“…You can count on Jacen’s brand on local humour to bring that smile to your face, and its breezy pace, coupled with nuggets of funny jabs, make this a definite crowd pleaser.”

Kudos to Sun Koh, Eva Tang/Tay Bee Pin, Ryan Tan, and National Museum (Wenjie, Li Koon). Keep supporting the next 3 screenings!

Sold out – 4th Singapore Short Cuts Opening Week

All tickets for this Saturday’s opening week of the 4th Singapore Short Cuts have been snapped up. For those who couldn’t get the tix, maybe try showing up on Saturday and they might let you in if there’re empty seats =)

Zo Gang

Meanwhile, here’s what some websites have been saying about Zo Gang:
“… Jacen Tan’s “Zo Gang” adds to his collection of 2-hokkien-syllabus short films. Without any big flourishing camera antics, the simple narrative allows the essence of the filmmaker to come through. And isn’t that what short films are about anyway? The message, the essence, the moment.”
“…Accurately portraying the local filmmakers and musicians’ woes in the most amusing manner. For anyone who dabbles in filmmaking before, Go Work will stick close to heart.”
“…Jacen Tan’s Zo Gang (Go work), starring an Ah-Beng looking protagonist who turns out to be more than he appears to be (putting an unexpected twist to the end), is just as entertaining. His constant whining, weird interpretation and frustration of local film and music, together with a slurring voice and droopy eyes, completes the short film in conveying the director’s statement of “speaking out on issues that were running through [his] mind”.

Review on 4th Singapore Short Cuts

A Nutshell Review has a review of the 4th Singapore Short Cuts Preview held last week. Here’s a bit on Zo Gang:

“…Jacen Tan, who has garnered a cult following on the Internet with his earlier two movies Tak Giu and Zo Peng, has his latest short Zo Gang (Go Work) showcased here, so online fans, it’s time to journey outdoors to the Museum to catch this on the big screen – Zo Gang shows plenty of signs of a short filmmaker becoming comfortable with his craft, and is an entertaining one at that, dedicated to local filmmakers and musicians.”

Oh, and those who are coming down on 11 Aug, be reminded that you have to be over 21. That day is rated R21 cos there’s a film by Sun Koh which has some sexy scenes.

Zo Gang @ Sg Short Cuts, National Museum

Zo Gang will be screened on the opening day of this year’s 4th Singapore Short Cuts:


Sat 11 Aug 2pm (Opening week)
Flat Dreams by Eva Tang
Zo Gang by Jacen Tan
Bedroom Dancing by Sun Koh
Yesterday’s Play by Ryan Tan
A Suicide Symphony by Deng Kaile
(Total duration: 71:40 min, R21)

Into its 4th season this year, Singapore Short Cuts is the premier showcase of local short films in Singapore. This year’s programme features a selection of outstanding local shorts that include Flat Dreams by Eva Tang, Ah Ma by Anthony Chen and Bedroom Dancing by Sun Koh, as well as the latest works by Gavin Lim, Jacen Tan, Loo Zihan and Boo Junfeng.

A highlight of this year’s Singapore Short Cuts is a special retrospective of pioneering local independent filmmaker Rajendra Gour’s short films, made during the 1960s and 1970s. This retrospective marks the first ever screening of all four surviving short films by Rajendra Gour.

All screenings with be followed by discussions with the filmmakers.


Free tickets to the 4th Singapore Short Cuts can be collected at the National Museum of Singapore (Stamford Visitor Services Counter) on Monday, at the beginning of the week before each weekend’s screening. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis, and limited to four per person. Any remaining tickets will be given out at the door on the screening day.

Sat 11 Aug screening (Tickets for collection from Mon 6 Aug)
Sat 18 Aug screening (Tickets for collection from Mon 13 Aug)
Sat 25 Aug screening (Tickets for collection from Mon 20 Aug)
Sat 1 Sept screening (Tickets for collection from Mon 27 Aug)

Stamford Visitor Services Counter
National Museum of Singapore
93 Stamford Road
Singapore 178897
10 am till 8 pm

For the latest ratings and more information about the 4th Singapore Short Cuts, please log on to

Do come down and support if you’re free!