May 21, 2008
Neil Humphrey's said:
At the book launch of "Notes From An Even Smaller Island," [in 2001] Neil met Lionel Chok, a young movie producer who was eager to turn the book into a film. In 2007, Neil released "Complete Notes From Singapore," his omnibus edition of all three books and Lionel decided to have another stab at getting the books made for the big screen. The two got together under a huge white tent in front of the Victoria Theatre one night (don’t ask) and talked into the early hours about film possibilities."
Recommended by Otterman: "Neil Humphrey's, author of the "Notes From An Even Smaller Island" trilogy and former Today columnist is preparing a movie with Singapore filmmaker Lionel Chok. Entitled "Notes from An Expat - The Movie," its "akan datang" while Lionel raises funds and "Neil has finally realised he’s got to write the damn thing and is working on various drafts of the screenplay for Lionel to reject." You can follow Neil's updates on twitter."
March 24, 2008
Quachee gets called for a full-day movie shoot for Jack Neo's latest movie and he blogs about it.
I was called up a few days in advance for a full shoot day. Actually when we were called up, there was no mention as to what we were to do, or what movie we were to be in. All I knew that it was for Jack Neo's latest movie.
January 14, 2008
It's not the first GLBT film festival here (that honour goes to Short Circuit, founded by homegrown gay activist and sharp essayist Alex Au in 2006), but Golden Village's Love and Pride Film Festival is the first gay-and-lesbian-themed feature film festival in Singapore.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "About time! "
August 25, 2007
Molemole informs us of a Ratatouille movie screening organised by Berri Werks which is filled with fun activities for the entire family. Each ticket holder is also entitled to a goodie bag.
What: A Berri Werks Movie Event! Singapore’s Best Kept Secret for the past 5 years.
When: Sunday, 2nd September 2007
Where: Eng Wah Cinemas, Suntec City (Tower 4)
Time: Activities from 10am to 12pm, Screening at 1pm.
The Berri Werks Movie Events began 5 years ago for parents who wanted to bring their children to the movies but were afraid to bring them afraid that they would disturb other patrons and were unable to sit through the movie.
March 26, 2007
The show, directed by the Pang brothers, was a typical Asian horror flick with 'Hollywood-ism' injected into it.
It is actually quite hard for me to remember the details now. That's how unmemorable the show was. Apparently, it's about how children can see things that adults cannot.
The only part that vaguely made an impression on me was when the mother realised that the little boy was staring at some empty corner, and she asked him what was there.
Recommended by alvinism: "Funny stuff! Especially the poster that was manipulated! "
January 09, 2007
Mark Leung said Once upon a time, when Earth was still a beautiful place, an evil force came to turn all living things into Vegetarians...
Mark Leung, a Singaporean, studying in Massachusetts created "College Saga" - an extremely funny, humorous and highly entertaining video about a spoof on different RPG games like Final Fantasy.
Check out the small details like random people walking around and the local atm card when he opens his wallet.
September 18, 2006
When I got the idea to make The Teenage Textbook into a movie back in 1996, I envisioned it to be a low budget indie film, partially inspired by Kevin Smith's Clerks. I was working in MTV then and naively thought I could shoot the film over a series of weekends. Then Forever Fever came out and the film industry was put in a spotlight. While I was doing pre-production for my film, Jack Neo's Money No Enough became an overnight success, raking in millions. I was suddenly in the hot seat because I was about to start shooting. Expectations were very high. Suddenly its no longer a low budget indie film that I wanted to make initially. People were expecting the next big hit.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Director Phillip Lim talks about making The Teenage Textbook Movie. It screens as part of Cine Singapore on Wednesday, Sept 20th, 7:30 pm at the National Museum of Singapore. Tickets available from Ticketcharge or at the door 45 minutes before the screening onsite."
September 14, 2006
“THE ALIEN INVASION”, Singapore’s 1st Golden Horse Awards nominee for “Best International Digital Short Film” 2004, by Richmanclub Studios, is finally home after traveling the world for 2 years.
Catch a massive cast of 80 real life students and professors save the world, in this blockbuster action comedy, in the day Aliens finally decided to attack Asia, instead of America.
From September 2006, watch the movie and outtakes for free, in a full Digital Launch,
via Online Streaming, 3GPhones, iPods, PSP, PDAs, PocketPCs and most major digital devices at:
Hope you’ll have fun watching the absurd side of Singapore!
August 24, 2006
Like many of you out there who made V for Vendetta the number one box office hit when it opened in Singapore, I was all hyped about getting the DVD upon release. So I headed down to my favourite DVD store, and was subsequently told that it was banned in Singapore for language that was anti-Christian.
Recommended by acroamatic: "We watched it in the cinema but won't be able to own a copy on DVD. At least, not a locally bought copy. Apparently, the VCD is available, which makes this even more confounding. Perhaps the DVD extras are of concern?"
August 02, 2006
When I was a teenager, all i wanted to do was to leave Singapore. Life happened everywhere else but here, where I was. I felt very stuck and stifled here so the first chance I got, I left on a scholarship to study law (whatever it takes to get out!). After being abroad in the UK for three years, I felt the reverse, I couldn't wait to come back.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Filmmaker Tan Pin Pin answers five questions about filmmaking. Singapore GaGa screenings this Wednesday as part of Cine.SG, at the National Museum of Singapore at 7:30 pm. Pin Pin's earlier docus Moving House and Gravedigger's Luck will also be screened. Tickets available from Ticketcharge outlets, and will also be sold at the door an hour before the screening. "
June 08, 2006
Cine Singapore said:
Catch the local independent Singapore comedy Unarmed Combat at the National Museum of Singapore, directed by award-winning filmmaker Han Yew Kwang. A satire on human obsessions – a wife’s obsession for arm wrestling comes to an end due to her husband. The husband (Johnny Ng) becomes obsessed with arm wrestling due to his wife. A drama and comedy, Unarmed Combat is about the things that people will do in order to get what they want. It starts simply and innocently enough when a beautiful stranger enters the life of a middle-aged laundry shop boss. Also stars WKRZ 91.3FM DJ Marilyn Lee. Trailer and Teaser on Youtube.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "A fun, quirky Mandarin comedy screening at the National Museum of Singapore."
May 24, 2006
March 29, 2006
Anyway, this is my third trip to the Picturehouse since it opened its doors, and it's pretty cool to see the Picturehouse Lounge put to some use, in hosting Smell of Rain's Meet the Cast/Crew session. I shall attempt to summarize the session in points, as it'll be easier to read than a long narrative. There were two sessions held, one after each screening this afternoon, and I attended the first one
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "an indie singapore movie, mandarin one some more!"
March 02, 2006
Jacen Tan said:
A short film about how 3 friends help one another overcome their personal confinements, relationship and work problems during compulsory national service.
Recommended by Jonathan Poon: "An insight into all the pain points from a totally different point of view... on NS and the personal fears, pains etc that NS folks go through."
February 17, 2006
This venture is going to be Singapore made film with experienced Local and International crew. The story is inspired by a true story in Singapore. The Twists in the script will create a new trend in horror film making. “Stay and Die”- A horror film script by Swedish Henrik Holmberg and SamG. Coming to Cinemas in June 2006
Recommended by fantasy: "Can Singapore make international standard movies?"
December 15, 2005
Stepped into the actual cinema, and then, the preaching starts.....
A Chronicles of Naria short trailer was shown in high resolution, and slowly degrades into low-res, pixelated version somewhat like the divx movies that can be downloaded.... a message "Be Creative Be Original Be Hip" was shown...
Recommended by mb: "We know! We know! Be Original! How do we know? We PAID FULL PRICE to watch this movie here!"
November 09, 2005
As a debut by an American filmmaker, shot in English and set in Singapore starring an international cast, Cages is the type of film that could so easily be misconstrued. Is it Singaporean, because it’s produced and filmed in Singapore or is it American, owing to the nationality of its writer-director? Is it Asian, because of its location, or ‘Western’ because it explores the tension that exists within father-daughter relationships? (which has already in our view been misinterpreted as American melodrama by some critics).
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Feature on Singapore film Cages."
October 17, 2005
恐怖片把重心放在听觉和视觉的特效。 严格来说，就连电影也要让观众觉得 鬼不曾纯在。 戏里没有说服力，没证据说明鬼在戏里的纯在。 有些还把故事主角见到鬼，说成是一总幻觉，又或者是一场梦，《姐魅情深》就是个好例子。 自相矛盾。 鬼戏在说鬼？胡说！
当画面放慢的时候，一边制造 suspension，一边让你幻想多多。 （读好哦，是幻想。） 然后加上声音特效，刺激你的脑神经。 你的幻想就会慢慢实现，变成恐惧。 其实故事的 “乱” 是有原因的。 故事越乱就越让你陷入催眠状态。 边看就边思念鬼的出现。 然后出现了你又会觉得意外而被它吓好一大跳。
Recommended by Blogasm: "The "analysing" part of horror movies now-a-days are quite true and i reckon i'd strongly agree with him on his point of view."
October 14, 2005
Digital Chosun said:
At Asia's largest film event, the Pusan International Film Festival, a low-budget U.S.-Singaporean film has grabbed people’s attention amid the glitz and glamour of larger productions. The movie is about a single mother who is reunited with her father after 20 years because of her blind son.
Recommended by sgfilm: "Singapore films continue to make waves."
September 26, 2005
The Pilot n' Jo Show said:
Juan Foo gets candid as he speaks his mind on the film education system, making movies and his vision for an ideal industry here in Singapore.
Recommended by sleepyshy: "I don't know how these guys get these interviews but this is a must-listen!"