Kwa Giu screening at TNP M-league launch

Singapore’s long awaited return to the M-league kicks off next week, and The New Paper will be throwing a launch party on 8 Jan 2012. Kwa Giu (Tribute to the National Stadium) will be screened at The New Paper Sports Bar (St James) from 6pm. The event is open to public and expect to see Singapore footballers old and new!

The full 30min film Kwa Giu (Hokkien for ‘Watch Football’) is out now on the Hosaywood DVD.

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SIFF 2011 Tak Giu review: The Perfect Field

A writeup on SINdie about local filmmakers’ first films… reviewing Tak Giu:

” The warning sign of a man kicking football at a void deck is interpreted instead as the prohibition of kicking any ball at a certain angle just as the man is drawn. It’s a ludicrous interpretation far from reality, but when this huge gap is bridged towards the ending of the film when the boys find their perfect field with the same sign without its prohibitive red lines, it’s a golden and important moment.

We laugh hard at this final happy end, because we hardly expect things to be such…”

Read the full article here. Tak Giu is now available on the Hosaywood DVD.

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Hosaywood DVD successfully launched

The Hosaywood DVD was successfully launched last Tuesday at BooksActually. Some secrets were shared about making the films, and there was a reunion of cast & crew from all five short films. Special thanks to all those who came down and bought the DVD. Hosay to all friends, cast & crew, organisers Objectifs Films and venue BooksActually.

The DVD is now available at BooksActually, Kinokuniya, Sinema Old School, Objectifs and The Substation. Please tell all your friends =)

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Hosaywood DVD on SINdie


Tak Giu, one of the films available on the Hosaywood DVD

SINdie, a Singapore films-only blog, has featured our DVD release.

“Jacen Tan was the first to define ‘viral video’ among Singapore filmmakers with his internet hit ‘Tak Giu’ back in 2005. With his casual regular-boy sense of humour, ‘Tak Giu’ soon won the hearts of many Singaporeans who were new to local independent films…”

Read the full article here.

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Hosaywood DVD review on A Nutshell Review

Hosaywood DVD has been A Nutshell Reviewed:

“Fans of local short films rejoice, as Jacen Tan of Hosaywood has finally gotten his collection of shorts compiled into a DVD. Probably one of the earliest local filmmakers who had his short film go viral like an epidemic on the Internet before the YouTube days…

On KWA GIU: From the pre-kick off happenings outside the stadiums with the selling of fan made merchandise and finger foods, to the vocal support of the Singapore Lions when the game is underway, with half time loo interludes and body refueling from the snack bar, right down to lights off, Jacen and Team captured them all, preserving what would be precious memories of how a single location became the melting pot for Singaporeans from all walks of life, there for the sole mission to support our football team (and having a field day while at it), complete with cheers, jeers, and rocking drum beats.

It’s as much a tribute to the National Stadium, as it is to the Singapore Football (Diehard) Fan.”

Read the full review here.
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