Zo Gang goes Toronto

Zo Gang has been selected for 3rd Toronto Singapore Film Festival, 4-6 April 08. After touring Singapore, Germany, Switzerland, Taiwan, London and Hungary, Canada here we come!


From TSFF website:
“The Toronto Singapore Film Festival (TSFF) began in February 2006 with the passion of Singaporeans and Torontorians for Singaporean films. A grassroots and non-profit initiative, TSFF is one of the few film festivals devoted to Singaporean films outside Singapore, and has been playing to full houses since its inception

Football crazy

Back in May 2005, the Tak Giu cast went on the ESPN show, Football Crazy. Can you spot who’s who?

Football Crazy

Coming soon on hosaywood.com, more old, hidden, unseen hosaywood photos and videos!

Making films, the Hosaywood way!

Here’s an article written for Sinema.sg awhile back:

People often ask me: “What was your budget for making Tak Giu?”

I’m not embarrassed to say: “Erm, actually I made it with no money.”

Yes, that’s true; you don’t really need money to make a short film. Many budding filmmakers often think they are faced with budget constraints, but let me share with you:

How to make your first short film without much money and show it to 100,000 people

Sinema Old School opens!

Sinema Old School opened with a bang yesterday night and I was happy to be there. The opening film was Eric Khoo’s 12 Storeys, and upon watching it again on the big screen, you’ll discover many new things and will agree that this is a classic.

Sinema Old School is the first and only high-definition cinema solely devoted to Singapore films. This powerful indie 130-seater space will also host local band gigs, technology workshops and master-classes, film forums and dialogue sessions.

There’s also a store selling Singaporean Dvds, CDs, soundtracks, magazines, and movie merchandise. It’s located at Mount Sophia Old School (very hip place), about 10mins walk from Dhoby Ghaut MRT (or 20 mins if you walk very slow).

Kwa Hee (Watch movie) there is only $5 and $4 for students. For more info visit Sinema Old School and Sinema.sg!

Sinema Old School

Sinema Old School Store
(Check out Hosaywood T-shirts on sale at the Sinema Store too! Pictures stolen from the Sinema site)

Best of First Take 2007

Nice crowd at Best of First Take

Best of First Take 10 Dec 07 Kristin with Fai, winner of Audience Choice Well done organisers!

The Substation Theatre was again filled to capacity for the Best of First Take last night, marking the end of the weekend celebrations of Moving Images’ 10th Anniversary. Audiences were able to vote for their favourite film after the screening, and Fai won most votes with his film ‘Bob’.

Zo Gang and Zo Hee received good response, and we look forward to screening it again. An actor from another film said he was crying laughing while watching it.

We also got the audience to say ‘Hosay!’ for the Hosaywood ‘commercial’. Watch out for it soon!

Zo Hee premiere!

Thanks to everyone who came to the Zo Hee World Premiere at Substation Moving Images’ 10th Anniversary party.
It’s been quite a ride making Zo Hee, and I’m glad everyone enjoyed it! Many of the actors and special cameos from the film were also present, and watching a film at The Substation made in The Substation made it very special indeed.

Zo Hee World Premiere at Substation
(More pics to come)

The celebrations continue until Monday, ending with the Best of First Take on Monday night. Zo Gang is one of the films that night, and viewers get to vote for their best of the Best of First Take! And the best winner of the best of the Best of First Take wins a prize.

Zo Gang online now!

(New High Quality version, 2009)

Zo Gang (Go Work)

Film-maker wannabe, Ah-Tan is sick of his day job. Join Ah-Tan on his way to work one day, as he discusses and pokes fun at local film and music, while plotting his path to become Singapore’s next great director.

This comedy on the difficulties of making film and music will leave you wondering about the state of the Arts in Singapore!

(9mins/Singlish w English Subtitles)
Starring: Wesley Wong
Special appearances by: Patrick Chng (Oddfellows), Linda Ong (Lunarin)

Zo Gang has a sequel, called Zo Hee (Make Movie).


January 07 – Stasis 9 at Arts House
March 07 – Official premiere at Timbre, by Sinema.sg
April 07 – First Take at Substation
May 07 – Urban Nomad Film Festival at Taipei Artist Village, Taiwan
June 07 – Scope art fair in Switzerland
July 07 – Talking Sinema at Temasek Polytechnic
August 07 – Busho Filmfest Hungary. Singapore Short Cuts @ National Museum
September 07 – 3rd International Detmold Film Festival, Germany. ROJAK09 by Farm.sg
November 07 – 10 by 10 Short Film Screenings, Orchard Library. PROJECT: slingSHORT, London
December 07 – Moving Images 10th Anniversary celebrations & Best of First Take, Substation.
January 08 – Asian Hot Shots Berlin
April 08 – Toronto Singapore Film Festival
12 July 08 – 5th Singapore Short Cuts, National Museum
14 July 08 – Hwa Chong Humanities Literature Seminar
18 July 08 – nuSTUDIOS Film Camp
19 July 08 – RSC Block Party @ Sinema Old School
25 & 26 July 08 – Unconference @ Substation, Singapore Night Festival

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