Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Lau Sai - Diarrhoea won a Merit Award

hhahhahah :) ... I can't believe it, but it is true. Kudos to the teeam that worked so hard to bring you "Lau Sai". The first short film I wrote, directed and ahem .. starred :P. It was made to be submitted for a competition - The Panasonic MDA Digital Film Fiesta.

Really I didn;t think it would even make top 10, but guess it did. I thought it was pretty crappy, but well, it did teach me quite a few lessons. So for the next one (shooting next week), I will try to make it even better.

Here's some trivia for the short:

- I had to pay off the security guard $50 to allow me to shoot this at a (undisclosed) public toilet.
- We forgot to turn on a special mic which I spent $600 2 days prior to improve the sound quality (that explain why the audio is prettty bad).
- The script was written 3 days before the shoot - and many of the scenes, the actors had the script held up or on the floor so that they could read it.
- The girl did not know what her role was throughout the shoot.
- No one was paid in the making of the film :(

Well, here's the link. Hope u guys enjoy it and please forgive us for the lousy quality of the final product. We promise our next one will be much better :)

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Andy said...

Nice pic...that'll leave me some mental scars.

Anonymous said...

congrats mr chai...
will see you in s'pore in jan.


tscd said...

Good one. I laughed so hard!

Desirae Sng said...

Dear YeeWei,

I think you look really really cute in that picture. Is there any chance that I can get to know you better over dinner or drinks maybe?


Yee-Wei Chai said...

Desirae ... sounds like a cool proposition :)


WJ & YM said...

well done, quite funny and congrats on the award! :-)
Keep up the good work.
Lucky i don't take crab, else i'll crap...hehehe..

jay paul said...

I like your style of writing. You break it down nicely. Very informative post. Keep up the good work.

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