Here’s a bootleg video of Lunarin playing last week at The Esplanade, their comeback gig after almost a year. ‘Coralline’ is a sweet song.
(Mollie, Phyllis and Linda. Taken on July 2005)
A picture of the rehearsals for Zo Peng. I believe no other actresses would have played the characters better than these 3 ladies. They rehearsed very hard for 7 nights leading up to the shoot, which took 7 hours.
Ah Tan bao-ga-liao (does everything himself) on his film set
Now working on the final final edit of Zo Hee. Zo Hee hasn’t been screened since its premiere in Dec ’07, so watch out for a leaner-meaner version soon. Next projected screening is Celebrate Drama at the Arts House in August.
‘Tora’! was a snack very popular in the 80s/early 90s. I remember looking forward to the secret toy inside the box, and the nice biscuit-centered chocolates.
Nowadays it’s still around! But it’s overpriced, and the chocolates taste like poo…
Tak Giu (Kick Ball) will be showing at this month’s Sinema Showoff, Mondays 7pm (April 14, 21, 28). Also catch ‘Man With Camera’ by Daphne Tan, a documentary about local filmmakers which features behind-the-scenes footage of ‘Zo Gang’. Admission is free, so come along and Tak Giu on the big screen!
Just came back from the 3rd TSFF in Toronto, Canada.
(Jacen and TSFF director Yeow Tong kena interview by Sun TV. Pic by Rebecca)
Together with local filmmakers Kelvin Sng, Chee Tian & Elgin, I had a really good time and was made to feel at home by many Singaporeans and Canadians there. Thank you TSFF peoples and audience!
There is also a Malaysia/Singapore radio program known as ‘Kampung Ku’, run by a Singlish speaking Ang-moh know as ‘Encik Daud’ and his Malaysian wife. Steady right?
This little Hosaywood ‘commercial’ sees people from all over the world saying “Hosay lah!” ‘Hosay’ = ‘Good’ in Singlish. Enjoy!
The 3rd Toronto-Singapore Film Festival will be held from April 4-6th 2008 in Innis Town Hall Toronto. Zo Gang will be opening for Jack Neo’s film ‘Just Follow Law’ on 5th April. Watch the cool festival trailer:
The 21st Singapore International Film Festival (SIFF) kicks off next week, with many exciting films screening. SIFF has managed to pull together a show with limited funding. I wonder why the authorities can spend millions on something that few people can appreciate (Singapore Biennale, huh), but not support a film festival? (Most Singaporeans watch movies)
Read filmmaker Tan Pin Pin’s interesting blog on SIFF.
Spent the last few weeks working on the album artwork for Zero Sequence:
Zero Sequence is a local progressive-rock/metal band. Listen to their awesome album samples here. Their members have also helped out as cast/crew on Hosaywood short films.
The album launch is at The Esplanade, 5th & 6th April 730pm.
Can’t wait to see the final product!