(Starring Wesley Wong)
The Substation & the National Library Board Present :
10 by 10 Short Film Screenings
24 November, 3 to 5:30pm
library@orchard, Takashimaya Shopping Centre
10 years of Moving Images equals 10 years of nurturing local filmmakers, and 10 short films to note! Presenting a selection of short films by Associate Filmmakers of The Substation, featured student filmmakers from Young Guns, as well as favourites from First Take – our monthly platform for up-and-coming filmmakers. With appearances by filmmakers Jacen Tan, Fai Rizal, Alaric Tay, Elgin Ho and Shaun Koh.
Heartware – Joe Peter, 10 min
Pirate(d) – Shaun Koh, 12 min
When We Were Bengs – Alaric Tay, 12 min
Zo Gang – Jacen Tan, 9 min
Old Times – Chew Tee Pao, 14 min
Ah Bo – Muhamad Khalil, 13 min
Art of Rs – Tay Hoo Wee, 13 min
HA-NOISE – Jeremy Sing, 9 min
Nineteen Twenties – Elgin Ho, 7 min
Bob – Fai Rizal Alias, 14 min
So what is Zo Hee about? Can you guess from the picture?
Hosaywood youtube channel: You can watch our films here too! www.youtube.com/hosaywood Meanwhile, I will be away to Germany for the International Short Film Festival Detmold, where Zo Gang is screening.
Zo Gang will be screening at ROJAK 09, a indie party organised by Farm.sg
See behind-the-scenes photos from Zo Gang too!
(Note: This project has been temporarily put on hold)
It’s been awhile since the previous update! Meanwhile Hosaywood is have been busy finishing up the new 30min documentary Kwa Giu (See Ball). Take note it’s spelled Giu (ball) and not Gui (ghost)!
Here’s a sneak peek:
Also, watch out for the newly revamped Hosaywood.com and the online premiere of Zo Gang soon!
Over 250 members attended the 4th Singapore Short Cuts last weekend. Tickets ran out 3 hours after they were released. Thanks for supporting local film!
A review and transcript of the Q&A session can be found at:
“…You can count on Jacen’s brand on local humour to bring that smile to your face, and its breezy pace, coupled with nuggets of funny jabs, make this a definite crowd pleaser.”
Kudos to Sun Koh, Eva Tang/Tay Bee Pin, Ryan Tan, and National Museum (Wenjie, Li Koon). Keep supporting the next 3 screenings!
All tickets for this Saturday’s opening week of the 4th Singapore Short Cuts have been snapped up. For those who couldn’t get the tix, maybe try showing up on Saturday and they might let you in if there’re empty seats =)
Meanwhile, here’s what some websites have been saying about Zo Gang:
“… Jacen Tan’s “Zo Gang” adds to his collection of 2-hokkien-syllabus short films. Without any big flourishing camera antics, the simple narrative allows the essence of the filmmaker to come through. And isn’t that what short films are about anyway? The message, the essence, the moment.”
“…Accurately portraying the local filmmakers and musicians’ woes in the most amusing manner. For anyone who dabbles in filmmaking before, Go Work will stick close to heart.”
“…Jacen Tan’s Zo Gang (Go work), starring an Ah-Beng looking protagonist who turns out to be more than he appears to be (putting an unexpected twist to the end), is just as entertaining. His constant whining, weird interpretation and frustration of local film and music, together with a slurring voice and droopy eyes, completes the short film in conveying the director’s statement of “speaking out on issues that were running through [his] mind”.