Sand Art + Dance Film celebrating Singapore's Journey
So here it is ! A magical short film celebrating the birth and journey of Singapore our nation, from a fishing village to the modern cosmopolitan city we are today. Beautifully told through sand art and dance :)
I am feeling excited after finish working on this mesmerizing project Sands of Our Fathers recently, a short film conceived by local sand artist Lawrence Koh and producer Gilbert Chan. Seldom does one encounter such a original, unique (not to mention brave) concept of a film here, so I jumped immediately at the opportunity to work on this when approached. It turned out to be one of the most challenging yet exhilarating, satisfying experiences in a while - working with an extremely open and talented bunch, from director Erik Wayne Goh to choreographer Adam Thurlow and dancer Lisha Chin. It was obvious from the first day that everyone was passionate, warm and wanted this project to be the best that it can be. Such great camaraderie! Producer Glen Tiaw was meticulous in support and kept cast, crew (and composer) happy throughout, and I don't remember been on a happier more positive set :)
Highlights include doing some "live" composing in a giant green screen FX studio, somehow making the music work with 2-3 layers of sand art AND the dance movements. etc.
The production boosted some incredible achievements, including shooting of the sand art, which took a whopping 12 hours, and the dance which took a full day as well. The amount time spent on post-production work and editing was enormous as well and you can see it in the quality of the final visuals.
Enjoy the film :) !