An urban love trailer of Yin Chong & Vanessa that was filmed across multiple scenic locations in Singapore.
An epic wedding videography love story film to end off 2013. OJQ and Celestal is such a fun couple to work with. During the initial meetup, we found them to have very interesting and outgoing personalities. As we seek deeper into their love story, we also found them to have huge differences in their individual views of how their love story actually developed over the past 10 years. OJQ think their story happened in one way while Celestal think their story developed in another way. It is akin to the book written by John Gray “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus”. It was actually fun watching them telling us their own versions with lots of fun arguments in between. It was at this point that we decided to produce a love story film which can strongly portray their fun personalities and individual viewpoints instead of a common consensus. The challenge is that the film has to show how OJQ and Celestal are really like as a couple in real life.
During the scene design stage, we decided to have OJQ and 2 of his best buddies having a chit chat session at the garden while trimming bonsai while Celestal is also having her own conversation with her friend in the kitchen baking cake. We chose these 2 activities (trimming bonsai and baking cake) not due to our fabled imagination, but because these are their real life past time hobbies and we really want to portray that.
What we really like about this love story film is how it managed to bring out the humorous & adventurous personalities and lifestyles of Bryan and Ling in an interesting manner. If you notice, there are 3 different time dimensions in this film – the Dream, Flashbacks and Actual.
During the storyboard discussion, we discovered that Bryan has a good habit of reading newspaper – he goes through every single page without fail everyday. In order to portray this character in the film, we decided to incorporated newspaper reading scene into the courtship scene a few times in a humorous way. By doing this we are able to portray a few things at once; the reading habit, the humorous nature and the courtship of Bryan on Ling.
We are lucky that they had a fun group of friends who are very willing to play multiple supporting role in the film. None of them are pros but we must say, they were really good for 1st-time actors/actresses. One of the most important supporting character in this film got to be Keith (the waiter). His amusing smiles give a good conclusion and twist to the story. Hardly much NGs from him. Cool!
This film was screened before the first march-in during the dinner banquet and had received great feedback from the guests.