13 LITTLE PICTURES

Red Dragonflies wrapped

Posted in News by being on June 25, 2009

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It’s a wrap! 🙂

All photos taken by our very tall still photographer, han.

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White Days Theatrical Release

Posted in News, Screenings by being on June 10, 2009

White Days screened to a sold-out audience at the Singapore International Film Festival and to much critical success. We are glad to inform you that the film has been picked up for theatrical release in Singapore and will premiere on the 17th June. The crew and cast will be there for QnA session. Screening schedules can be found here.

“White Days may very well be the least controlled Singaporean feature film ever, and it is in letting go that its directorial paradigm takes a minor yet enlightening flight. It is a road movie, only at a snails pace. Or maybe the marginal movement is vertical rather than to be measured in linear progress. It is timed as idleness but the workings are all there: internal, but not beyond perception and on almost involuntary display – the truthfulness of surface, as the director put it. Directorial interventions are pointed, effective and clear. They compliment the temperature of a film that is not as random as it may seem, but intelligently lends itself to the play and interaction of its cast with a minimal amount of calculation and guidance. An impishly enjoyable debut that is notable for being so relaxed; and this in itself is refreshing.” – Mathias Ortmann (Read the full review)

“Between today’s local film offering, A Big Road which is in the Asian Feature Film Competition, and White Days which is more of an experimental feature, putting these two side by side makes the latter seem like a masterpiece. And the irony here is that it’s raw, unscripted, is shot in black and white and like all most independent filmmakers here, enjoy liberal use of the still camera coupled with long takes. That, compared to what would seem as more polished production values in the former.” – Stefan Shih (Read the full review)

White Days Sinema premiere

Filmmaker, Lei Yuan Bin with his cast at the Talkback session.

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Filmmaker, Lei Yuan Bin with Chris Yeo, lead actor and co-scriptwriter of White Days.

All photos taken by han.

Looi Wan Ping has discovered something about film, one very significant propensity this medium has, which is its openness to deliver a self-revealing textual design. This quality doesn’t come with treatment nor proper construction, but needs to be given the space and some screen time to come into its own. White Days may very well be the least controlled Singaporean feature film ever, and it is in letting go that its directorial paradigm takes a minor yet enlightening flight. It is a road movie, only at a snails pace. Or maybe the marginal movement is vertical rather than to be measured in linear progress. It is timed as idleness but the workings are all there: internal, but not beyond perception and on almost involuntary display – the truthfulness of surface, as the director put it in the Q&A.

Night Lights

Posted in News by being on June 1, 2009

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We have wrapped shoot for Night Lights and are in post-production now. Big thanks to all who helped make this possible.

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