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Monthly archive January, 2015
Paradise Lost: Wong Chen-Hsi’s Innocents by Ho Say Peng

Paradise Lost: Wong Chen-Hsi’s Innocents by Ho Say Peng

I first watched Innocents, director Wong Chen-Hsi’s debut feature, when it premiered in Singapore in September 2013. It had a small but successful run at the Arts House. I watched it for the second time last November when Objectifs held its “Watch Local” rooftop screenings, where the DVD was launched. When Wong Chen-Hsi came to...
Desperately Seeking Ferris Buellers: A Lord Puttnam Seminar by Charles Packer

Desperately Seeking Ferris Buellers: A Lord Puttnam Seminar by Charles Packer

At the beginning of Monday’s seminar, David Puttnam asked the crowd of budding filmmakers to raise their hands if they felt they had a sense of direction within their filmmaking journeys. The number of hands raised added up to an astounding zero. Hello Cleveland. Much like the central characters endless journey from backstage to front...
Rendezvous with Audrey Dana by Ho Say Peng

Rendezvous with Audrey Dana by Ho Say Peng

On 3rd December 2014, as part of a collaboration between the Institut Francais and the Puttnam School of Film, French filmmaker Audrey Dana came to our school where she screened her debut feature French Women and engaged in an hour-long Q&A. Her film was part of the selection of the 4th Rendezvous with French Cinema, an annual local French...
The Goldsmiths-LASALLE creative collaboration: A Conversation with an Aspiring Cinematographer, Fabio Guerreiro by Ho Say Peng

The Goldsmiths-LASALLE creative collaboration: A Conversation with an Aspiring Cinematographer, Fabio Guerreiro by Ho Say Peng

From mid November to early December 2014, MA cinematography students from Goldsmiths, University of London, arrived in Singapore for a week-long exchange program with students from The Puttnam School of Film. They had completed their thesis films and were here to collaborate with our Level Three students on the colour grading of these films. Level...