Men In White 鬼啊!鬼啊!

•June 6, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Men In White

Being a human in Singapore is tough.

Being a ghost is even tougher.

And five ordinary Singaporeans are about to find that out.

A rollicking horror-comedy from top Singapore horror film director Kelvin Tong, Men In White takes on the scary from a completely new and hilarious angle.

Revolving around five cowardly and clueless Singaporean ghosts – a badminton player (Shaun Chen), a gangster girl (Ling Lee), a housewife (Alice Lim) and two hip-hop rappers (Ben Yeung and Xavier Teo), Men In White tells of their misadventures as they stumble through the bizarre rules of ghost-hood.

Trouble arrives in the form of a photographer ghost (David Aw) who joins our motley crew of undead and instigates them to wreck havoc on unsuspecting humans. The living fights back and out ghosts find themselves on the run and embarking unwittingly on a hilarious quest to strike fear into the hearts of Singaporeans – a tribe more afraid of losing, failing and breaking rules than ghosts.

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Men In White 鬼啊!鬼啊!Trailer

•June 6, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Men In White 鬼啊!鬼啊!Photos

•June 6, 2007 • 1 Comment

“This is just my imagination…” 
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“Gui Ah! Gui Ah!”
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“Who are you staring at?”
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“Another orange and I’m gonna puke!”
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“Who are you?”
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“We are professional kidnappers.”
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“When are we going home?”
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“Can’t walk through the wall leh…”
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The Master
The Master 

On The Warpath
On The Warpath

The Lone Badminton Player
The Lone Badminton Player

“Take a picture and remember this moment.”
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“Yeah… We’re camping…”
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“Ouch…”
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Hip and Hop
Hip and Hop

Do Not Disturb Media Reports

•April 15, 2007 • Leave a Comment

0316 The Straits Times
0316 TODAY part 1
0316 TODAY part 2
0321 The New Paper part 1
0321 The New Paper part 2
0322 Lianhe Wanbao
0329 8 Days
0405 8 Days
0413 The Straits Times

Do Not Disturb

•April 2, 2007 • 4 Comments

Do Not Disturb Poster

What really happens between a man and a woman within the confines of a budget hotel room? Is sex automatically assumed, or is there more than meets the eye?

These are but two of the probing questions posed in the new English-language television drama series, DO NOT DISTURB.

Shot like mini art-house films, with each episode set in the exact same hotel room, DO NOT DISTURB takes a voyeuristic look at what unfolds between seven couples behind closed doors, presenting heartfelt, in-depth and sometimes hilarious stories of the inevitabilities and complexities of relationships between a man and a woman in contemporary Singapore.

The series was conceived by actress and producer, Tan Kheng Hua and directed by one of Singapore’s leading film-makers, Kelvin Tong (Boku Films).

DO NOT DISTURB features Singapore talents from various creative fields, including scriptwriter, Chong Tze Chien (playwright, The Finger Players), production designer, Aamer Taher (architect, Aamer Taher Design), styling consultant, Daniel Goh (editor, Style Magazine), music composer, Joe Ng and music arranger, Alex Oh, as well as the vocals of local singer, Wendi Koh. The cast of TV and stage actors includes: Mark Lee, Lim Yu-Beng, Chermaine Ang, Adrian Pang, Andrea De Cruz, Sol Foo, Chio Su-Ping, Koey Foo, Noorlinah Mohd, Yeo Yann Yann, Andy Keegan, Serena Ho, Timothy Nga and Casey Lim.

 

THE PERFECT TEN

Perfect Ten

Two virgins who have saved themselves for their wedding night three days away check into the budget hotel as a quiet and convenient space to discuss last minute arrangements for their nuptials. After eight years of courtship, the “moment” they’ve been waitiing for, in more ways than one, is coming. Like all good Singaporeans, they have meticulously planned every detail of their wedding but soon, they will discover not all things are within their control. And the result? Madcap mayhem and hilarity.

 

HEN NIGHT

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One would think any hot-blooded female would love being locked up in a room with a gorgeous male stripper paid to oblige her every whim and fancy. Mui Leng, a prissy and timid female accountant, who finds herself in this situation when her friends decide this is a perfect hen night gift, does not think so… at first. As the night wears on, she uncovers shocking revelations about herself with her new-found sense of empowerment.

 

LUNCH HOUR

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An office affair between a smooth talking lawyer and his beautiful legal assistant finds a love nest in a budget hotel room near their office. they are in contented marriages but after giving in to a night of passion, find themselves incredibly bound to each other. They find themselves falling for each other but are both unable to leave their spouses. Best of both worlds or belonging to none?

 

HAPPY SWEET FORTY

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Valerie, a high-flying, successful but single workaholic approaches her fortieth birthday feeling as if she’s accomplished nothing, her virginity a painful reminder of missed romantic opportunities. Determined to make a last ditch attempt at discovering a bit of romance, and a lot about lust, she orchestrates a meeting at a budget hotel room with her ex junior college classmate, Rodney, the stud of the class.

 

THE BREAK

The Break

Some of the darkest, ugliest and greyest sides of a relationship are revealed when two long-time partners head towards a break-up – especially when one wants out and the other does not. When Meng offers little reason for wanting to run off to London by himself, he and Kris check into a budget hotel to avoid arguing in front of the kids. they descend into the depths of broken promises, renegotiate new aspirations, wants and dreams in the course of one intensely painful and probably the longest night of their lives.

 

ONE NIGHT STAND

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Two young, attractive strangers, a seemingly naive girl from Malaysia and a backpacker from Australia who don’t even speak the same language, burst into a budget hotel room in a state of heightened lust, eager to experience everything a one night stand promises – great sex with no commitments. But anonymous intimacy can be a dangerous game, and as the night progresses, it becomes obvious that the two have found their match in each other. Who will win in the game to achieve their own hidden agendas?

 

THE PRANK

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A car mechanic mysteriously holes himself up in a budget hotel room for weeks, refusing to see anyone, idling his time away. Nothing seems to get him out of his rut. By accident, he lets a massage girl into the room and she stubbornly refuses to leave him alone. She soon becomes intrigued by his inexplicable behaviour and he starts to seek solace in her company while they spend their time making inane prank calls. This bittersweet tale shows how something infinitely meaningful can emerge from the unlikeliest of moments.

 

RECOLLECTIONS

The budget hotel is slated for demolition. A new, swanky five-star establishment is in the pipeline to take its place. Rodney, the architect from HAPPY SWEET FORTY, is in charge of the construction and design of this project. As research into the experience others have had of the budget hotel room, Rodney invites some past occupants back, and with their permission, records their recollections of the time spent in this place. In doing so, how the lives of our seven couples have evolved since they walked out of Room 545 is revealed.

Do Not Disturb Trailer

•April 2, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Love Story 爱情故事

•March 25, 2006 • Leave a Comment

Love Story

“In 1906, Admiral Robert Peary led a team of ten men on the first-ever human expedition to the North Pole. Along their journey, they faced countless hardships – starvation, frostbite, exposure, snow blindness and hypothermia – but none of them ever fell ill. The air at the North Pole is too cold for germs to breed. One night, the men opened a case of books and came down with terrible colds, which nearly killed them. The books were brand-new and had never been owned or read by anyone. They had, however, been apparently packed by someone infected with a cold. Books, you see, can be very dangerous.”

Thus begins LOVE STORY, the wry and idiosyncratic tale of books, novelists, murder, love, hate, fact and fiction.

Frustrated by his inarticulateness, a struggling writer dreams up a particular form of literary aphrodisiac. He picks up women at the public library.

Feeding off the women’s memories and life experiences, he discovers that the words he had waited so long for are finally flowing from the tip of his pen.

As the number of women in his life piles up dangerously, he begins discarding them at the secondhand bookstore.

If only life is that simple.

For love has a particular way of boomeranging back and smacking you in the face. Together, the writer’s women – a theatre usher with a flashlight, a female cop, a hypochondriac librarian and an avant-garde actress – set out their own ways to seek revenge on their love and tormentor.

 

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT

 

So much of contemporary Asian cinema is based on movies. That was a minor epiphany in 2005. I looked around me and realized that films were very often the genesis for other films. Copies and copies. That thought made me want to reach back deeper. And so, I looked at books – words, literature, poems, fables, fonts and print. Drawing on my own past experiences as a writer, I set out to create a tapestry of moods and feelings associated with the very difficult and often absurd act of writing. I wound up with a fantasy of sorts; landing somewhere between a doodler’s daydream and a Faustian nightmare. In LOVE STORY, I caught glimpses of the mania, narcissism, blindness and futility of the act of creation. It was both frightening and exhilarating.