Cheeky’s First Short Film

June 24, 2007 at 2:02 pm 11 comments

Oh man, I’m seriously neglecting this blog of mine but there’s a reason for it. I’ve been busy with my short film lately. This little project of mine has taken 6 months to make, from writing the script to on location shooting and finally post-production. The script itself has to be written 5 times before I’m satisfied with it. This is what I call dedication to my craft sia. To add to the glam factor, the film was shot entirely on location in Hong Kong. Uh huh, you heard that right, Hong Kong ok. Either you give it your all or you don’t do it at all. That’s always a mantra that I adhere to.

Anyway, I had a private screening for some of my peer in the industry over the weekend and I must say the response has been pretty encouraging and positive. Eric Khoo called it “mind boggling” while rubbing the bulge of his. Roystan Tan said he can hardly wait for the full feature and Tan Pin Pin with reddened eyes and runny nose clenched my hands and kept saying “Thank you, thank you so much.” As for Jack Neo, well, when I told him it’s an arthouse film before the screening, quickly excused himself and never came back. Ong Soh Fern from the Straits Times talked the most cock and I quote her, “A film that convey the despair and loneliness of a man in his quest to find his true self and identity will surely resonate with most audience today including myself as the film seek to explore the underlying reason as to why the protagonist did what he did in the film. Cheem and powderful stuff sia!” And lastly, Yuni Hadi brushed past me, winked and slipped a note into my pocket and muttered,” Call me.” before she left the premises. Wah lau, seriously man, it’s only a short film, don’t need to be so dramatic lah guys.

I know by now most of you should be really curious and totally worked up by all the hypes and excitements generated by my short film so without further ado, ladies and gentlemen . . . “Life In Motion”

If you don’t understand the film, it’s ok. Art-house is like that wan. 

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11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sibeh Sian  |  June 25, 2007 at 3:01 pm

    *Tears*

    This is the best Cheeky Film I have ever watched :D!

    Reply
  • 2. cheeky  |  June 26, 2007 at 1:05 am

    Glad u like it. I’m submitting it to cannes.

    Reply
  • 3. Sibeh Sian  |  June 26, 2007 at 2:32 pm

    No no, you should send it to something more prestigious, such as Mediacorps’ Star Awards :D!

    Reply
  • 4. eddyboi  |  June 26, 2007 at 3:14 pm

    its so inspirational!!! i love it!! heheheh

    Reply
  • 5. moomooman  |  June 26, 2007 at 4:26 pm

    I like the subtleness of the movie. In those few seconds, I could sense the loneliness of the screenwriters, and the emotions… what can I say. The acting is so real it’s almost like the actor was actually walking.. so naturally. It’s a class act.

    The cinemography was excellent. The poignant theme of this short film, in a former colonial country, in a historical and famous bridge in Hong Kong best display the sad and powerful storyline and it’s almost perfect.

    Great Movie!

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  • 6. Ah9  |  June 30, 2007 at 4:27 pm

    what? no extra footage or secret endings? i watch all the credits lor…. *sad*

    Reply
  • 7. randy ang  |  July 10, 2007 at 4:00 pm

    Nah Bei like that ah. Actually, very cool lah. I think I have some more footage of people walking in Shibuya that might work too. Want to sent together to Cannes or not? Save some postage.

    Reply
  • 8. Mr Anonymous  |  July 12, 2007 at 7:00 pm

    Cheeky,

    Why didnt you show us the extended version? the one with 7 min footage.

    Luckily there were no ladies in short skirt on the escalator when you were filming. If not, people think you are a chee goh paik.

    Nonetheless, an excellent and inspiring short film. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have gone to search for more videos under your youtube account.

    Mr Anonymous

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  • 9. faa  |  July 13, 2007 at 1:13 pm

    Powerful short film, emotionally charged.
    Cant wait for ur full release man!!
    4.5 stars!!!

    Reply
  • 10. Fr0g  |  November 19, 2007 at 1:24 pm

    Dear Mr Cheeky,

    Fr0g would like to let you know that your LIFE IN MOTION very indeed truly speechless solid GOOOOOOODD!!

    Fr0g is pleased to inform you that this film of YOURS will be nominate to the “GOLDEN FR0G award 2008”

    You will hear from me again with the GREAT NEWS!!

    Still tune!

    Cheer!
    Fr0g^__^

    Reply
  • 11. Cheekie  |  November 29, 2007 at 11:58 am

    Laugh my tears out!

    Reply

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