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  • Who's the Most Filial of Them All?

    Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 5:05PM / Members only

    PTO Movies in association with Clover Films and Picasso Productions announced the full cast list of upcoming movie, Filial Party 我是孝子

    The star cast includes MediaCorp Artiste managed by Catwalk Asia Christopher Lee 李铭顺 (Kidnapper, The Wedding Game), Galaxy Entertainment’s Mark Lee 李国煌 (Taxi Taxi, Everybody’s Business) and MediaCorp Artiste Ann Kok 郭舒贤. 

    The investors are now happy to announce that popular local actress Fly Entertainment’s Irene Ang 洪爱玲 (Ah Boys To Men I & II) , the multi-talented MediaCorp Artiste and host Guo Liang 郭亮 (It’s A Great Great World, Judgment Day) , veteran MediaCorp Artiste Richard Low 刘谦益 (Ah Boys To Men I & II), Getai legendary artiste Liu Ling Ling 刘玲玲 (Everybody’s Business, 881)  and Fly Entertainment’s Jimmy Taenaka (HBO's Dead Mine, The Man From Beijing) will join the ensemble cast assembled for the movie.

    Singapore blogger-actress Hayley Woo bagged the role as Tryphena in this film after beating many during the auditions. 

    About Filial Party
    Directed by Boris Boo巫培双 and scripted by award winning Rebecca Leow洪夕, Filial Party is set in modern Singapore where reality TV game show “I Am Filial” has taken the nation by storm with its $1-million prize money pledged for the winner who portrays exceptional filial piety. The popular game show is the brainchild of producer Millionaire Liu (played by Mark Lee), who is determined to achieve the highest ratings ever in local TV history. After a few grueling and exciting elimination rounds, the show has produced three final contestants from very different backgrounds and each with different agendas for joining the contest. School security guard Beng (played by Christopher Lee), hotshot lawyer Yishuang (played by Ann Kok) and high school student Tryphena will pull out all the stops to ensure that they will be the eventual winner.
    The movie is scheduled to be released in the second quarter of 2014.

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  • Breast Cancer Awareness - "Pulling For A Cause"

    Thursday, Oct 4, 2012 11:01AM / Members only

    This coming Saturday in Singapore! 6th Oct 2012  Park 10am-6pm "The Fight Against Breast Cancer" 

    Pulling For A Cause PSA


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  • HBO Asia feature to be released project soon...

    Sunday, Sep 16, 2012 10:26PM / Members only

    HBO Asia DEAD MINE the trailer

    Miki Mizuno * Sam Hazeldine * Ario Bayu * Les Loveday 
    Carmen Soo * Jaitov Tigor  * Joe Taslim * Mike Lewis  
    Jimmy Taenaka

    HBO Asia and Infinite Studios have teamed up for their first co-production in Asia! DEAD MINE features a rich mix of international and regional actors, and will be coming to your screens very soon on HBO! 

    Stay tuned for more information on DEAD MINE.

    For more information, head over to our official sites for updates:


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  • The Man From Beijing driving a Tata Manza and walking into a Dead Mine

    Monday, Mar 12, 2012 2:13PM / Members only

    It has been a long time since I posted in AnD but glad to be back!
    Hope everyone is alive and kickin' on set, photo shoots, writing and/or workshops honing your craft.

    My most recent project was an interesting feature shot entirely in Batam, Indonesia at the brand spanking new Infinite Studios with a 30,000 and 15,000 square foot sound stages equipped with air conditioning which is a gold in Southeast Asia. 
    Here is a photo of the back lot: Period Chinatown 

    In November and December 2011 we shot a feature film with a talented bunch of international cast and crew.
    DEAD MINE is Infinite Studios and HBO's 1st Asian Feature Film directed by Steven Sheil (Mum and Dad).
    This film also stars Japanese cult action star Miki Mizuno (Bayside Shakedown & Guilty of Romance), UK's Sam Hazeldine (The Raven), Les Loveday,  Indonesia's Joe Taslim (The Raid: Redemption), Ario Bayu (Java Heat), Mike Lewis, Bang Tigor, Malaysia's starlet Carmen Soo and yours truly.
    The sets were awesome too...  our Production Designer Ian Bailie (Atonement and Pride & Prejudice) is a mad artist and then our Cinematographer John Radel (Dance of the Dragon) has the beautiful eye for film. Great to work with these chaps.
    Dead Mine is slated for release in theaters in August 2012... so stay tuned.
    here are some photos from location... we all became a family unit while shooting and we all cannot wait for the premiere as this will be our reunion.

    There were weeks of preparation working on the script... 8 hours a day! Loved every single moment! I had to keep up with Miki as she is a hard worker at her craft... many hours. Anyway, this is what we all live for as thespians.

    Miki Mizuno is cute here but she is one bad ass!

    ...in Hard Revenge Milly

    breaking down scenes...

    HBO Press Conference: Jimmy Taenaka, Sam Hazeldine & Miki Mizuno

    Miki Mizuno & Carmen Soo

    Carmen Soo as Hello Kitty 

    Ario Bayu is one awesome singer too!

    Profilin' Stylin' Sam Hazeldine, THE Mike Lewis & Jimmy Taenaka

    on action days: FIFA 12 on the XBOX 360 in our "Green Room"
    Miki Mizuno, Joe Taslim, Sam Hazeldine, Mike Lewis and Les Loveday

    till we meet again... can't wait!
    I am not sure which was tougher... Dead Mine the shoot or the Dead Mine Wrap Party! 

    The Man From Beijing - based on Henning Mankell's International Best Selling Thriller

    If you watched the original "Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" then this thriller may be for you as this is Yellow Bird Pictures 2nd coming. 
    Directed by Peter Keglevic
    Starring: Germany's Suzanne von Borsody (great actress & lovely person), Sweden's Michael Nyqvist, Claudia Michelsen, Singapore's Amy Cheng (awesome actress) & Jimmy Taenaka as
    Ya Ru.
    Filmed entirely in Austria, Sweden & Taiwan.
    Ya Ru with African Delegates

    Ya Ru using his political connections

    Taking care of business... pow!

    Ya Ru and sister Qui Hong (Amy Cheng)
    The Man From Beijing is a story of revenge stemming from generations of racism.

    ...and the last of everything till the next...

    TATA MANZA - Tanuka-san is Back!

    This is the 2nd installment for Tata which was shot in India. I have had a blast working with the entire crew in India. Thanks guys and gals!

    Due for release is the short film: FINAL DEFECT

    Directed by AnD Artiste ALARIC TAY who is also Singapore's funny man on International Emmy Award winning show "The Noose"

    Ok! That's all folks! Take Care!

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  • TATA MANZA -A Class Apart commercial

    Monday, Sep 26, 2011 11:19PM / Members only

    TATA MANZA - A Class Apart
    Character: Tanuka-san

    Brand: Manza
    Company: Tata Motors
    Advertising Agency: Draft FCB Ulka
    Directors: [email protected]
    Production Company: Pumpkin Media

    filming location in Pune, India & Kuch Desert, India
    It was my first time working in India and it was an incredible experience! 

    This campaign was a hit during the Cricket World Cup and is still airing as the Rugby World Cup is in full effect.

    This commercial is special to me... not only to work in India where I learned so much of the people and culture but it was the friends that I made while working... and the great thing we are always in touch from the directors, ad agency, production office, the DP/Lighting and Ishaan our trusty A.D. The character Tanuka-san is a CEO is just an honest businessman while some say he has links to the Yakuza.

    Actors from Mongolia: Bibby Bilguun, Young Engineer in the boot & Zolbayar Magsar
    These guys were very cool! One day i will visit the in Mongolia 

    The set!

    Gentleman! The reason we are here... the new Tata Manza!

    Directors: Stjepan (Germany) & Thiago (Portugal) Camera: Hemant (one of the best in India)
    These guys are awesome to work with on any given day!

    Another view of location... BIG SPACE! WE HAVE?

    the rest of the dedicated cast

    2nd location: Kuch Desert, India at 6am 200 kilometers near the Pakistan border

    This is an example of No Man's Land... very very dry land and super blazing hot!
    my favorite photo too!

    Farewell! and stay tuned till the next... Tanuka-san will be back!

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    Ha ha ha.... :-)
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    posted on Friday, Mar 16, 2012 10:36AM  [Report]
    Thanks dude, and speak of the devil.... just saw you on Chinese TV last night in your Italian Film a few years back.
    posted on Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 6:29PM  [Report]
    makes sense! =D

    not sure when i'll be back in sing, but will def let you know. take care.
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    posted on Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 1:57PM  [Report]
    Hah, yes, he's still there.
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    posted on Thursday, Dec 15, 2011 11:19PM  [Report]
    U R Alive...Woohoo ; ]
    posted on Tuesday, Sep 27, 2011 10:14PM  [Report]
    i'm doing alright. been really busy lately!
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    posted on Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 6:51PM  [Report]
    Thank you Jimmy san! Hope to see you !
    posted on Wednesday, Aug 17, 2011 1:34AM  [Report]
    doh, i just got back up to Beijing. I was only there for a few days. I'll have to hit him up when I get back down there.
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    how are you!
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    posted on Monday, May 2, 2011 10:56PM  [Report]
    Hoping to catch up in Singapore later in '11 for sure!
    posted on Saturday, Apr 30, 2011 6:07PM  [Report]
    super busy lately! hope you are well.
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    posted on Friday, Feb 11, 2011 8:11AM
    sean, you too buddy! ripped!!!!
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    posted on Friday, Feb 11, 2011 6:51AM  [Report]
    thanks for stopping by! you look better than ever!

    kung hei fat choi!
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    posted on Monday, Jan 31, 2011 2:13PM  [Report]
    Jimmy! Hehe, that's right!
    I hope all is going well for you in Singapore and that you will have a great year of the Rabbit!
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    Happy New Years from everyone at alivenotdead.com!
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    posted on Tuesday, Dec 14, 2010 12:07AM  [Report]
    Thanks! Yes, I lived in L.A. for 8 years...moved back to Beijing since 99. How's everything?
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    long time no see you````miss `
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    hi brother when does working class come out I would like to see it to support your career be blessed and prosper
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