The Other SG50 video

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.”

Do ‘like’ our new Hosaywood page, where we will be publishing more videos on Facebook.

Our viral video for ‘Rubbers’

Our viral music video A Condom And A Hole for the movie Rubbers, has gotten over 100,000 hits on Facebook! It has also been ripped and reposted by various pages. Watch the YouTube version here.

It has been great working with Marcus Chin and Rubbers director Han Yew Kwang.

Marcus Chin naked in the video was actually a happy accident. There was supposed to be a wardrobe of blue jacket and magician’s hat, but he turned up at the shoot without it. We paniced and then we decided, why not be half naked? After some persuasion, the clothes came off layer by layer after more takes. Marcus is a great sport! That’s what filmmaking is about, solving problems on the fly, and sometimes the end product turns out better 🙂

Pls support the movie in cinemas!

NEW FILM: ULTRAMEN JOHOR: JDT Fans film

Here’s a new mini film to kick off 2015: ULTRAMEN JOHOR. I shot this footage in Jan 2014 but decided to revisit it recently and finally cut it into a film.

28 Jan 2014 – Johor Darul Ta’zim vs LionsXII
It was my second visit to the Larkin Stadium and I knew the atmosphere was gonna be great. Flags, chants, songs and coordinated scarves throughout 90 mins.

JDT’s support increased after the recent influx of resources and signings of superstars like Argentine international Pablo Aimar. You can feel the Johoreans’ passion for their team, and for their state even. Stuff that makes your skin crawl and your hair stand.

From a Singapore perspective:
The recent happenings on and off the pitch of Singapore football (S.league, Suzuki Cup) have made me wonder: Are Singaporeans really football fans, or just TV fans? Recently at the Singapore Sports Hub, Singaporeans were out-sung by visiting fans from Thailand, Myanmar and Malaysia.

Perhaps our neighbours across the Causeway have the answer. Week in week out, THIS happens in their local stadiums. Led by ultras like BOS (Boys of Straits), there is a carnival, a worship of their local team and the beautiful game.

Perhaps we watch so much foreign football on television that we have forgotten what it is to be football fans. You don’t go to a stadium to enjoy the atmosphere, you ARE the atmosphere.

Singapore issues aside, this film is dedicated to the Johor Ultras. It was eye opening to make this film.

AYUH JOHOR! Respect!

NOTE: It’s been a busy past few years raising money and preparing to shoot my first feature film. Hence the lack of posts here. Thanks for visiting this site, do keep in touch on Hosaywood Facebook. – Jacen

Rubbers: Singapore sex comedy

I apologise for the lack of updates on Zombiepura. We’ll be announcing something really soon. But meanwhile, I’d like to direct your attention to RUBBERS, a sex comedy by Han Yew Kwang, starring Golden Horse Award winner Yeo Yann Yann.

Rubbers Yeo Yann Yann

Rubbers: Yeo Yann Yann tries to seduce a plumber (Mature content)

Rubbers is currently raising funds on Indiegogo.

Tired of the same old Singapore movies? Rubbers is a very daring project by one of my favourite Singapore directors, Yew Kwang. Having personally worked on this shoot, I can assure you that you will be shocked at what actors like Yann Yann, Alaric Tay, Oon Shu An and Marcus Chin ‘sacrificed’ for Rubbers! It is definitely a daring and hilarious film that needs your support. Check out the Rubbers Indiegogo page now and be a part of this groundbreaking movie.

10th Singapore Short Cuts illustration

It’s been a while since our last update, as we’re busy developing our feature film. But here’s a pleasant surprise from National Museum!

2013_10th Singapore Short Cuts illustration

 Illustration by Koh Hong Teng

This illustration for the 10th Singapore Short Cuts features elements from local short films screened previously in the festival. Can you spot the 3 Hosaywood motifs? Check out the festival here.

National Conversation film

 

Shot an impromptu film with my mobile phone and it has since gathered nearly 30,000 views! National Conversation: A film montage of colourful banners and quirky Singaporeans. On 16 Feb 2013, Singaporeans gathered at Hong Lim Park to protest against overpopulation.

Tak Giu DVDR spotted at Substation

Tak Giu

Spot the TAK GIU dvd? For his latest exhibition, artist Kent Chan watched all the 700 films shown under The Substation’s Moving Images programme in the last 15 years. Glad he survived! =)

Sindie says: Almost every film submission to that came to the Substation over the last 10 years arrived in humble copy DVDs with handwritten labels. Here are 9 local titles that came in the same humble packaging but shone brighter than the gleam on the silver or bronze finishing of the DVDs. In another 10 years, we may see them in the museum.

Read here for an interview about the exhibition ‘Temporary Repositories’. Tak Giu (Kick Ball) can be watched online, or buy the Hosaywood DVD to support us.

Hosaywood DVD out now

DVD back cover with full DVD details:


“More Singaporean flavour than a pot of curry” – 8 Days
“Humorous and relevant takes on our society” – The New Paper
“Hooray, Hosaywood!” – Mypaper

Hosaywood DVD details: Includes 5 exciting short films – Tak Giu (Kick Ball), Zo Peng (Go Army), Zo Gang (Go Work), Zo Hee (Make Movie), and the new 2011 film Kwa Giu (Watch Football).

Special features: Bloopers & bonus footage, Director’s interview, Director’s Notes, Behind-the-scene photos and more!

The DVD is now available at:

1. Kinokuniya
Takashimaya, Orchard Road Singapore

2. Objectifs
56A Arab Street, Singapore 199753
Order online here or email info@objectifsfilms.com or call 6293 9782 to get your copy.

3. The Substation
45, Armenian Street, Singapore 179936
Email: boxoffice@substation.org or Tel: 6337 7800

4. Books Actually
No. 9 Yong Siak Street, Tiong Bahru, Singapore 168645
Tel: 6222 9195     http://booksactually.com/

Reviews:
1. Read Mypaper’s review here.
2. 8 Day’s review.
3. TimeOut Magazine’s feature.
4. Anutshellreview (Singapore’s #1 Movie review blog) review here.
5. SindieOnly’s feature (Singapore film blog)
6. The Kent Ridge Common’s feature on Hosaywood DVD

Download the Hosaywood DVD Press kit here.