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Hosaywood: A collection of short films by Jacen Tan

$16.50

A collection of 5 short films by Jacen Tan, named by The Straits Times as one of Singapore’s most exciting talents. He is well known for his short films, which capture colloquial Singapore in all its comedic glory. This collection houses the following films:

  • Tak Giu (Kick Ball),
  • Zo Peng (Go Army)
  • Zo Gang (Go Work)
  • Zo Hee (Make Movie)
  • Kwa Giu (Watch Football)

With special bonus DVD features.

Product Description

1. Tak Giu (Kick Ball) 

DIRECTOR Jacen Tan
COUNTRY Singapore
YEAR 2004
GENRE Comedy
DURATION 15 mins
LANGUAGE Mandarin with English subtitles
FORMAT PAL DVD, Region 3
SYPNOSIS Tak Giu is a cult film about soccer culture in Singapore. Having taken up the challenge of a friendly match, three soccer-crazy boys realize it is not easy to find a good, free public soccer field in Singapore, if there’s any at all.

Through their journey they encounter obnoxious caretakers, locked-up fences, hot weather and a persistent policeman. Will they find their dream pitch?

 

2. Zo Peng (Go Army)

DIRECTOR Jacen Tan
COUNTRY Singapore
YEAR 2005
GENRE Comedy
DURATION 15 mins
LANGUAGE Mandarin with English subtitles
SYPNOSIS Three friends help one another overcome their personal confinements, relationship and work problems during compulsory National Service…with a twist.
AWARDS & FESTIVALS
2nd Prize – Digital Film Fiesta Singapore

 

3. Zo Gang (Go Work)

DIRECTOR Jacen Tan
COUNTRY Singapore
YEAR 2006
GENRE Comedy
DURATION 9 mins
LANGUAGE Mandarin with English subtitles
SYPNOSIS Filmmaker wannabe Ah Tan is sick of his day job. Join him on his way to work one day, as he discusses and pokes fun at local films and music, while plotting his path to become Singapore’s next great director.
AWARDS & FESTIVALS
Asian Hot Shots Berlin
Busho Filmfest
3rd International Detmold Film Festival
Toronto Singapore Film Festival
Urban Nomad Film Festival at Taipei Artist Village

 

4. Zo Hee (Make Movie)

DIRECTOR Jacen Tan
COUNTRY Singapore
YEAR 2007
GENRE Comedy
DURATION 14 mins
LANGUAGE Mandarin with English subtitles
SYPNOSIS In this sequel to Zo Gang, Ah Tan quits his job to make his first film. He fumbles through scriptwriting, fund-raising, casting and shooting, with hilarious results!

 

5. Kwa Giu (Watch Football)

DIRECTOR Jacen Tan
COUNTRY Singapore
YEAR 2011
GENRE Documentary
DURATION 28 mins
LANGUAGE English, Mandarin and Malay with English subtitles
SYPNOSIS The National Stadium, home ground of the Singapore soccer team, was one of Singapore’s most famous icons. In 2010, the stadium was demolished to make way for a new Sports Hub.

Kwa Giu was filmed during the last full house match on 31 Jan 2007, when 55 000 fans packed the National Stadium for the Asean Foorball Championship final. Here’s the legendary atmosphere and spirit of the Kallang Roar, immortalized on film.

6. Special Features

FORMAT PAL DVD, Region 0
DVD FEATURES Bloopers and outtakes
Behind the scene photo galleries
Zo Gang rehearsal clip
Director’s notes, Army lingo guide
Jacen Tan interviews himself
BALLS! 25 second animated films
HOSAY ALL OVER THE WORLD clip

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