We recently did a little camera test for our new feature film – Zombiepura, starring Alaric Tay (The Noose) and Benjamin Heng (Eating Air). Finally, a Singapore Zombie movie? More details to come! View more photos and teasers on Facebook.
A writeup on SINdie about local filmmakers’ first films… reviewing Tak Giu:
” The warning sign of a man kicking football at a void deck is interpreted instead as the prohibition of kicking any ball at a certain angle just as the man is drawn. It’s a ludicrous interpretation far from reality, but when this huge gap is bridged towards the ending of the film when the boys find their perfect field with the same sign without its prohibitive red lines, it’s a golden and important moment.
We laugh hard at this final happy end, because we hardly expect things to be such…”
The Hosaywood DVD was successfully launched last Tuesday at BooksActually. Some secrets were shared about making the films, and there was a reunion of cast & crew from all five short films. Special thanks to all those who came down and bought the DVD. Hosay to all friends, cast & crew, organisers Objectifs Films and venue BooksActually.
The DVD is now available at BooksActually, Kinokuniya, Sinema Old School, Objectifs and The Substation. Please tell all your friends =)
We’ll be having our Hosaywood DVD launch at indie bookstore BooksActually:
Date: 18th October 2011, Tuesday. 7.30 pm
Venue: BooksActually (No. 9 Yong Siak Street, Tiong Bahru)
Do come by and get an insight on how and why Hosaywood films were made!
Hosaywood DVD is on 8 Days this week (the one with Ann Kok on the cover)!
Hosaywood DVD is featured on TimeOut Magazine, Sep 2011 issue. Read the full article online here.
Tak Giu, one of the films available on the Hosaywood DVD
SINdie, a Singapore films-only blog, has featured our DVD release.
“Jacen Tan was the first to define ‘viral video’ among Singapore filmmakers with his internet hit ‘Tak Giu’ back in 2005. With his casual regular-boy sense of humour, ‘Tak Giu’ soon won the hearts of many Singaporeans who were new to local independent films…”
Read the full article here.
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Hosaywood DVD has been A Nutshell Reviewed:“Fans of local short films rejoice, as Jacen Tan of Hosaywood has finally gotten his collection of shorts compiled into a DVD. Probably one of the earliest local filmmakers who had his short film go viral like an epidemic on the Internet before the YouTube days…
On KWA GIU: From the pre-kick off happenings outside the stadiums with the selling of fan made merchandise and finger foods, to the vocal support of the Singapore Lions when the game is underway, with half time loo interludes and body refueling from the snack bar, right down to lights off, Jacen and Team captured them all, preserving what would be precious memories of how a single location became the melting pot for Singaporeans from all walks of life, there for the sole mission to support our football team (and having a field day while at it), complete with cheers, jeers, and rocking drum beats.
It’s as much a tribute to the National Stadium, as it is to the Singapore Football (Diehard) Fan.”Read the full review here.
“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:
Takashimaya, Orchard Road Singapore
Buy online: https://singapore.kinokuniya.com/bw/8886437300133
56A Arab Street, Singapore 199753
Order online here or email email@example.com or call 6293 9782 to get your copy.
3. Books Actually
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.