Archive for July, 2009

Hello everyone!

Thank you all for those who bought a DVD of Diminishing Memories, those who came to my public screenings, those who helped me spread the words of my films, those who encouraged, criticized and cheer for me.  Because of your support, I’m nominated for the Singapore Women’s Weekly magazine’s Great Women Of Our Time Award 2009.

 

There are lots of ways to support a filmmaker.  I do not need to win the award as a nomination is good enough for me. Why?  This is because, from the audience response to my films, I know the audience has already given me the award- they show it to me that my films have moved them and that is the best reward I can get.  To me, the audience that my film is speaking to is the best judge in the world. hehe

 

However, I do know that a nomination of awards and such is important and I won’t push it away.  Simply because awards or nominations of awards do help any filmmakers in the process of seeking funds for their films and even distributions, this is a fact.  And funds are important for any filmmakers to make their films and to continue to make films in the future.

 

The more I didn’t want to sound like I’m appealing for votes, as a filmmaker, some part of me ought to do so.  Life is full of contradictions isn’t it?  Remember, there are lots of ways to support a filmmaker and all of you have shown me that. ie. by buying a ticket to my screening, by purchasing a dvd of my film so I can try to get closer to breaking-even, by giving me encouragements etc.  So nobody needs to feel obligated to vote, ok? 😉

 

In case you like to vote, SMS to 79797 with "SWW08G*Code 06*YourName*NRIC*Address*Email.  Please note each SMS cost $0.30 (not vaild for pre-paid card) and the closing date is 8 August 09.  As an appreciation for your participation, voters will get the chance to win a Poh Heng DIAMOND & A Cosme Decorte AQ Skincare SET. 🙂  Winners will be notified by post. 

 

Yes yes, I know you voted because you truly like to support me…. and nothing else. Thank you thank you thank you!

我要名和利

Posted: July 31, 2009 in Column 专栏

早报副刊:《四方八面》专栏

刊登日期:29/07/09

 

四年前就有媒体要我猜想我会不会拿奖。我说我已经拿了。因为通过观众的反应,可以看出我的影片已经感动到他们。我一直认为,观众给予的肯定才是最真切的。那是我的第一部独立影片,也是当时唯一入围一个在本地举行的国际影展的新加坡纪录片。所以各大媒体都爱在最后问我对自己作品是否有胜算。他们漏掉我其实希望他们问的问题——那就是我到底想不想拿奖?

  我说我想,我说我要!如果你颁一个奖给我,我不会清高的说我不要。因为它可以帮助电影的宣传,一传十、十传百,它可以让更多人认识我的作品。这样电影里面迫切需要被听到的声音,才可能会有更多的人想要听到。

  因为拿了些什么奖项,它会对下一部影片筹集资金带来帮助。有了下一部,才会再有下下一部,这样才能延续我的热忱,我才可以继续的拍下去。所以我要奖项,就这么简单而已。

  带来名和利?我只要可以帮助到我能够继续拍电影的名,不是因为拍了电影才成名的名。当然如果那个名可以带给我更多的资源来拍我更想拍的电影,我会要。哈哈。我要利,因为我要可以在没有经济的担忧下,拍出更好的电影。所以我也要利。但不是通过电影来达到我可以住大洋房的的目标。说真的,如果真有转世,我下辈子不想再搞语文、艺术、电影、电视这些统统饿不死,吃不饱的东西。我很俗,没你想象中那么清高。嘻嘻。

  若不是因为这样,老实说要奖项来干吗?但如果能让真心为你开心的人高兴那还真不错呢。谢谢所有成全我的梦想的人。去年因为观众的支持,在艺术之家的放映会每场爆满。之后就有杂志提名我参加年度杰出女性奖项(the Great Women Of The Time Award),刚开始投票。我知道我不会得奖,因为我还没那么杰出。我才刚开始呢。我总觉得拍电影好像不只是一辈子的事。不是自相矛盾,我的意思是,要拍我理想中的好电影需要更长的时间。一辈子其实不够。这一辈子,我还只是在学习、进步,还有成长。希望观众愿意陪我一起成长。