4.23.2016

"Street Angels" Bootleg VCD

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A couple of snaps of the cover to the "Street Angels" feature film (circa xxxx), filmed entirely in Singapore. This is my third movie ever worked on, with this particular VCD being a bootleg! Although tis oft been said about procuring "bootlegs" of local productions (especially) and not supporting said production/film/industry - I've never come across a legit version or even a DVD! Such a waste to have a production "disappear" as such though, regardless of quality, or lack of acclaim - personal credits not withstanding, I insist.

Sadly, thhere isn't even a proper trailer online (except for Youku I think lol).

Ironically, we've (or rather I've used to be apart of) used to joking say, that if ever your movie had been bootlegged, it meant said film would have "succeeded", as bootleggers would only swipe films which can sell and make money, no? LOL

A look at back of (bootleg) VCD for #StreetAngels #TBT #throwbackthursday

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"A YELLOW BIRD" by K Rajagopal

PLOT: "Siva, a 38 year old Singaporean Indian man, is released from prison after 8 years for contraband smuggling. Unable to find forgiveness from his mother, he begins a quest to locate his ex-wife and daughter to right the wrongs of the past. Just as he finds solace and hope in the company of an illegal Chinese worker, Chen Chen, he is confronted with a henious truth about his family. How far will he go in order to redeem himself from his guilt?"

Directed by K Rajagopal, "A Yellow Bird" is written by Jeremy Chua and K. Rajagopal, and is produced by AKANGA FILM ASIA (Fran Borgia), ACROBATES FILMS (Claire Lajoumard) and POTOCOL (Jeremy Chua) (Source: fmoviemag.com) - the film stars Siva Palakrishnan, Huang Lu, Seema Biswas, Udaya Soundari, Nithiyia Rao, and Indra Chandran.

As of this time of post, "A Yellow Bird" has been selected to compete in the 55th edition of La Semaine de la Critique (or Critics’ Week), a parallel event to the main Cannes Film Festival, held in France.

I'll update soonest with a trailer (I swear there was one not too long ago on youtube) - meanwhile, stay connected via the film's dedicated Facebook page.


(Above still via todayonline.com)

"APPRENTICE" by Boo Junfeng


(Photo credit: Meg White)
"Aiman is a 28-year-old Malay correctional officer who is recently transferred to the territory’s top prison. He lives with his older sister Suhaila in a modest housing estate.

At his new workplace, Aiman begins to take an interest in a 65-year-old sergeant named Rahim. Soon, it is revealed that the charismatic Rahim is actually the long-serving chief executioner of the prison. Rahim also takes notice of the principled and diligent Aiman. When Rahim’s assistant suddenly quits, he asks Aiman to become his apprentice. Aiman tells Suhaila of his new job position, but Suhaila becomes upset, as their father was actually executed by Rahim. Aiman knew this all along.

Can Aiman overcome his conscience and a haunted past to possibly take over as the next chief executioner?"

Written and direct by Boo Junfeng, starring Fir Rahman, Wan Hanafi Su, Mastura Ahmad, Koh Boon Pin, Nickson Cheng, Crispian Chan and Gerald Chew, this "Psychological Drama" is Junfeng's second full length feature film, after the debut of his "Sandcastle" (2010).

Produced by Akanga Film Productions, Augenschein Filmproduktion, and Cinémadefacto, it's World Premiere scheduled for June 1st in France for the prestigious Cannes 2016 - in the "Un Certain Regard" category, with the movie opening in Singapore on June 30th, 2016.

Stay connected to the film via it's Facebook page, hostage "#apprenticefilm" on social media, and film credits on IMDb