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I love this shot, but I might have to leave it out of the final film! Cos it doesn’t fit the narrative well. Homeground’s almost finished, get more updates at www.facebook.com/homegroundfilm
Homeground (23 mins, documentary) is a love letter to playing spaces we call home.
Singapore is a football nation. Every weekend, thousands of amateur players, from schoolboys to office executives to retirees, gather to play the Beautiful Game. Not for glory, not for fame; but for passion, football and friendship. This spirit is forged in the neighbourhoods; void decks, street soccer courts, open fields or any patch of grass. All across Singapore, footballers have a place they call their ‘Homeground’.
Football can be played anywhere, and our neighbourhoods are Singapore’s playground. A baby first learns to kick a plastic ball in a HDB flat. A primary school boy forms a football team in his void deck. An aspiring national player scores his first goal for his school on a neighbourhood school field. These weekend warriors show us where they play, and how they play. Concrete, sand, grass or artificial grass. Two sticks, bottles, shoes, or even school bags can make a goalpost.
Homeground is a tribute to the weekend warriors and the playing spaces close to our hearts.
Stay updated for the premiere of Homeground in Oct 2015!
I have spent the past 2 months going around Singapore, hunting for weekend warriors and finding the best spots where Singaporeans play football. While making this project, I had to miss some usual soccer games, which further gave me an itchy leg since I had to film all these people playing what I love most: football! We are in post production now, finally I have some football action myself!
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We were featured in Today newspaper, for our latest film, Homeground. Thank you POSB bank for awarding us the Storytellers Grant to make this project come true!
Read the whole Today article here.
I’m making a new short film: HOMEGROUND. Homeground is a film about playing spaces in Singapore, and a tribute to the weekend warriors who play football in the void decks, street soccer courts, open fields or any patch of grass in our neighbourhoods. Since it’s the 10 year anniversary of Tak Giu, it’s the perfect time to do this! More details soon, keep in touch at www.facebook.com/homegroundfilm