Shinichiro Ueda loves Zombiepura

THANK YOU to One Cut Of The Dead director for endorsing Zombiepura! His quote is featured on our Japanese Zombiepura posters and publicity. Zombiepura opens in limited cinemas in Tokyo and Osaka, Dec 2019.

“Hilarious and unique! It’s great fun to watch the heroes survive with their army skills. The heroine actually kicks ass. Watch it with all your friends and lots of popcorn!”

Shinichiro Ueda (Director, One Cut of the Dead)

Zombiepura *Scape workshop success!

Thank you *Scape and Filmic Eye for inviting me to do this masterclass. Myself and our heads of departments June Goh (Makeup) and Junior Foong (Production Design) had a great time sharing the tricks of the trade with budding filmmakers. Together, we transformed an empty room at SCAPE into an army barracks under zombie attack! Participants learnt makeup, dressed the set, and then watched as we lighted and filmed a horror scene. It was so much fun!
Photos: Dynax Yiu

Stuntman Jaymeson gives our lead actress Joey Pink a scare

Talk at Apple Store Singapore

Thank you Apple Singapore for inviting me and my composers Joe Ng & Ting Sihao to give a talk! We shared the process, tips and tricks of composing music for the movie. Using Garageband, we also composed music on the spot for a scene from the movie, recreating the creative banter between us filmmakers. After that, it was the participants’ turn to make music for a scene that was looping on the big screen. Interesting to hear the different genres of music they came up with!

It’s an honour to be featured as ‘Red Dot Heroes’ by Apple.

Sungei Road Thieves’ Market

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

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Hosaywood: A look back at 2015

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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1. Ultramen Johor

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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.

 

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2. Rubbers mv – A Condom and A Hole

(Over 200,000 views, went viral on 9gag & reddit) Watch on Facebook and Youtube

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!

 

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3. The Other SG50 Video

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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.

 

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4. Nomination Day

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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.

 

 

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5. Commercials and corporate films

Throughout the year, I also directed and shot commercials for brands, property developers and other clients.

 

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6. Homeground – Full film here, website here, trailer on YouTube and Facebook

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.

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Homegroundcast

With that, we are looking forward to the new year.
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