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Thursday, December 31, 2015

有情常在 BFF

Amid our daily haste and speed, it is easy to lose focus of the present moment and the people around us. So this short film is a reminder of the importance to cherish the people close and dear to us, and that life is after all, beautiful.

Though I have played the role of a dying father many times (and getting better at it), it is still an emotionally draining experience. In this case, it is the getting into character, believing that I am dying and will not see my daughter ever again, then holding that energy for multiple takes until it is done. It took about an hour. An hour that draws quite a lot from within.

The shoot went fairly well, apart from a few quirks, like the rain getting in the way and the change in the location for the hospital scene. Thanks to everyone who had worked so hard to make this film possible.

This is the third time that I have worked with Kelvin Sng. The other two are "Fairytales" (click here) and the feature film "Taxi Taxi" with Gurmit Singh and Mark Lee.

Have a happy 2016.

1 comment:

  1. Micheal, you have put up an outstanding performance in "Best Friends Forever". The dying scene was very emotionally captivating! Well-done!