IT’S A BLOODY WRAP!!! 7 years in the making, months of preparation, over 100 crew members and extras, gallons of blood, sweat and tears, one month of shoot… Thank you to all zombies! We have finally finished filming the movie and will move into post-production now.
My upcoming feature film Zombiepura was featured in The Straits Times. Read the article here.
… The most intriguing movie on the list is Zombiepura, billed as Singapore’s first zombie movie. – The Straits Times
This morning, I announced my first feature film Zombiepura at Screen Singapore / ATF 2017 at Marina Bay Sands. We were onstage with the stars and producers of my film, Alaric, Benjamin Heng, and our partners Clover Films, mm2 Entertainment. Special thanks to Singapore Film Commision too!
After a long 7 year journey, I guess this press conference makes it ‘official’. This article by Yahoo sums up our road to making this movie. Shoot begins in January 2018!
Eight years ago, Singaporean film director Jacen Tan produced a script inspired by the monotonous overnight stints he had to serve while on guard duty during National Service. The fan of the “Shaun of the Dead” film felt like a zombie during those moments, which led him to produce a script for upcoming comedy film “Zombiepura”, set to begin filming in January 2018. – Yahoo Singapore
The sights and sounds of Sungei Road Thieves’ Market. Filmed on the last weekend before it was ‘demolished’. Getting scolded by an Auntie: priceless.
Music: The Stylers – Di Tanjong Katong
Happy 2017! Yes we have been quiet… but 2017 will be the year we rise from the dead! Follow Zombiepura here. More exciting stuff coming very soon!
Homeground, the full film, was uploaded on Facebook and has since gotten us many fans. The film has nearly 100,000 views, thank you for your support!
Homeground will be screening at OFFSIDEFEST 2016, Football Film Festival in Barcelona, Spain. This will be the European premiere of our film and we are proud to share our football culture with the homeground of Tiki Taka! Festival details here.
“Homeground is, on instant viewing, visually more polished, colour-graded to perfection, cinematographically refined by today’s conventions and so cleanly-scripted, it could pass off as a national campaign commercial…
…It documents a string of regular soccer games played at several venues in Singapore from Chinatown to Bukit Timah, from Serangoon to Seletar. Through interspersing these different stories with each other, ‘Homeground’ paints an informative cross-section of Singapore demographics. There are racial representations of each kind (even Ang Mohs), women, foreign workers and even seniors like the film’s anchor character, taxi-driver, Steven Wong (photo below). it is almost like a utopian world of soccer enthusiasts of every background who are all united by their love for soccer.”
Read the full review here.
We are proud to finally bring you Homeground, the full film online! Brought to you by POSB NeighboursFirst.sg. Thanks to all the footballers for sharing your stories! It’s been great meeting all of you and remember to share this film with all your football kakis!
Happy new year everyone! As we look forward to good health and great films in 2016, here’s a look back to our projects in the past year.
2015 was a eventful year for Hosaywood:
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We kicked off 2015 by releasing Ultramen Johor, a tribute to the crazy fans of Johor Darul Ta’zim, also known as the Boys of Straits. Week in and week out, the ‘ultras’ of our neighbouring football club pack their stadium and create an atmosphere you can’t find in Singapore.
I then worked on the music video for the movie ‘Rubbers‘, directed by our favourite funnyman Han Yew Kwang. Rubbers is an outrageous sex comedy with an even more outrageous theme song, ‘A Condom and A Hole’, written by Yew Kwang and performed by Marcus Chin. The video was shot on the green screen and edited in karaoke style, with graphics by Mojo. It went viral on the Golden Village Facebook, with various pages ripping and reposting it. It then went viral internationally on 9gag and Reddit, with hilarious comments!
2015 was SG50, Singapore’s 50th birthday, and it was full blown rah-rah celebrations all year round. We decided to make The Other SG50 Video, to remember the rarely seen side of Singapore – the left behind, the unsung heroes. This video was also ripped and reposted by various alternative sites.
It was General Election time in September, and we made a film, Nomination Day, because unlike rallies, this day is rarely seen by the public. Politicians from opposing camps cross paths to submit forms, and die-hard supporters also clash side by side.
Throughout the year, I also directed and shot commercials for brands, property developers and other clients.
And of course, 2015 would not have been complete without Homeground, a documentary about footballers and playing spaces in Singapore! I was delighted to receive the POSB Storytellers Grant, which enabled me to make this special love letter which I’ve had in my mind for a while now. Homeground premiered successfully at Scape Orchard in Oct 2015, and is slated for release on free-to-air TV and YouTube in 2016.