Who's Shooting What in 2012? Series 3

Directors in Singapore like to make you lose sleep and 'see things'. From zombies, we move to another type of spookfest - the ones that probably get you under your skin more. The 'Who's Shooting What?' series continues with 5 feature films slated for production this year, 4 of a horror genre, except one which seems to be a feel-good piece reminding one of the Taiwanese blockbuster 'The Apple of My Eye'. Returning to the make his second feature is Cheng Ding An and Gilbert Chan. Chai Yee Wei embarks on his third feature film and James Leong crosses over to the fictional after making a name with his acclaimed documentaries. Finally, after giving us 'Wanton', Meng Ong dishes out another potentially flavourful film with A Chinese Ghost Wedding.

Project Title: GhostOnAir 靈聽
Filmmaker: Cheng Ding An

Brief Description:
"Ping Xiao, a two time "Most Popular DJ" award winner, is suddenly robbed of his successful morning show slot. Jealous at seeing a younger DJ taking his place, he forces himself to conquer painful recurring memories of his deceased girlfriend and tells the ghost stories that was written by her on air. He begins to realize that the stories were not works of fiction, and maybe it wasn't him telling the stories all along..."

Project Title: Camera
Filmmaker: James Leong

Brief Description: 
A surveillance expert takes radical steps to ensure he stays ahead of the game. When hired to follow the daughter of a sinisterly powerful man, he begins to fall for her, calling into question a life-long ethic of detachment and sending him on a path that could destroy his very existence. 
Tagline: Record everything. Believe nothing.

Project Title: That Girl in Pinafore - 我的朋友,我的同學,我愛過的一切
Filmmaker: Chai Yee Wei

Brief Description: 
Director Chai Yee Wei takes a genre turn after 2 ambitious horror features into something for the whimsical spirit - a bit of drama, a bit of romance and lots of music. While not a lot has been revealed about his film, it is (from the Chinese description) a coming-of-age romantic musical that pays tribute to xinyao music. 

Project Title: Inside the Urn (working title)
Filmmaker: Gilbert Chan
(co-produced by Gorylah Pictures, MM2 Entertainment & Clover Films)

Brief Description: 
Kim, a 15 year old teenager, is having the worst year of her life. She has not quite come to terms with her mother's death a couple of years ago and has problems adjusting to her new school. At this time, her father Choon has decided to remarry Na, who hails from a remote village in Indonesia. Na experiences a lot of hostility in her new home, not just from Kim but also from her mother-in-law Mrs Lee and the maid Rosa. It doesn't help that her arrival seems to have sparked off a series of spooky incidents at home. Rosa keeps seeing and hearing strange figures and noises at night; while Kim's old toys keeps disappearing and reappearing in strange places. Things improve when Na becomes pregnant. Mrs Lee - who longs for another grandchild - starts treating her better, and even cajoles Kim to do the same. Meanwhile, Choon's lacklustre career takes a turn for better. In fact, he starts doing so well at work that he could soon afford a new home for his family. Just when all seems rosy, tragedy strikes with Mrs Lee getting terribly injured and it is discovered that Na has brought with her from Indonesia a macabre urn, one which contains a Toyol. She forces Na to get rid of it, and the latter agrees. The consequences are tragic and horrifying.

Project Title: 小灵媒 (English working title is "A Chinese Ghost Wedding")
Filmmaker: Meng Ong

Brief Description: 
A woman enlists the services of a pair of father and son mediums, to find a wife for her dead son.

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