Monday, December 31, 2007

[UNTITLED] our new film

Thursday, August 09, 2007

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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Last Weekend at The Picturehouse - Only 4 Shows left!

Thank you for your all the support, we do hope you've liked the movie. Our last weekend with limited showtimes:

SAT 11 Aug > 11:30am & 3:25pm
SUN 12 Aug > 11:30am & 3:25pm

Catch 'Becoming Royston' in full High-Def at The Picturehouse!

Friday, August 03, 2007

Premiere Pictures

Friday, July 27, 2007

The Picturehouse Showtime

For the first weekend, these are the dates for 'Becoming Royston' at The Picturehouse.

Wed 1 Aug - 9.00pm Preview Show (sold out!)
Thu 2 Aug - 7:20pm
Fri 3 Aug - 7:20pm
Sat 4 Aug - 11:45am, 1:35pm , 5:20pm (sold out!)
Sun 5 Aug - 1:35pm & 5:20pm

Tickets on sale soon on

Sunday, July 22, 2007

More Pictures!

Press Screening and Conference, Cathay Cineleisure, 16 July

In our excitement, (and lack of sleep) we totally missed out having a group photo with everyone in it. Here we have (top row from left) Boi Kwong, April Tong, Nicholas & myself (Randy); (bottom row from left) Jolene Teng and Christina Choo.

We managed to get Alvin (Boon Huat) out of his Basic Military Training for a few hours. Look out for the next UWeekly Magazine for various interviews.

Shu An (Ah-Girl) has an interview by ZaoBao that can be found here.

And MovieXculsive gave us a review here. Thanks guys!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Audition Video - Shu An and Alvin

This was the first audition video by the two leads - Oon Shu An and Alvin Neo. Most of the script was impromptu and the actors were reacting off each other. Great acting even without the styling, makeup and proper lighting.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Ken Minehan - Director of Photography

Ken Minehan was 'swindled' one weekend in 2005 to help the then very loosely formed Originasian Pictures (with Nic, Chrissie Choo and myself, Randy) to shoot a video in less than 30 hours for the Fly-by-Night Video Challenge organised by The Substation. We won both awards for the challenge and have always wanted to work with Ken again. It was amazing what he did with a Panasonic AG-DVC30 - a fine 3CCD MiniDv camera - which we borrowed from our photographer friend Ming. The production quality through Ken's direction as the DP was what got the audience and the online communities raving about.

Towards the end of 2005 when we were itching to shoot a new project, Ken was the first person that came to mind. He was (and still is) holding a full time job with Apostrophe Films and we knew it was difficult to have him worked on something a bit longer.

As we wanted then to shoot something for the web as we were looking at getting MDA's Synthesis Grant and were pretty sure we will get it. We didn't have a track record in filmmaking but collectively we know what we can do with the web with our experiences in marketing, design and photography. We pitch the idea to Ken - who almost instantly agreed BUT we had to convince his bosses at Apostrophe Films - which we did and they offered his time to us whenever his schedule is clear. Well, the rest was what it is.

I believe that was the start of things to come. We eventually well, decided as a collective that we can try to push this into a full length feature and make it our maiden voyage. There were many first in this project, but none is worth more than the first time that we know what it means to be friends and helping each other to become better than we were before.

The other day as we are preparing our press materials, we were looking for an image of Ken that we can use for his biography. We couldn't find any of him just plainly looking at the camera as we realised he was constantly working.

Always humble and unassuming - his passion for the craft and his belief and trust is just something that moves you. (If he is reading this, he is probably cringing.)

Sometimes, we wish he can take more credit for what he has done - not only for us but also for the times he has worked with the many other filmmakers around. Ken was nominated for the Best Cinematographer award in the Asian Festival of First Films in 2006 for his work on 'Becoming Royston'.

This is a link to Ken's blog where you can read about some of the works that he has been working on.

I personally do hope to work with Ken again... sometime soon... hint, hint.

Beers on! Randy

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Publicity Pictures - Photography by Nicholas Chee

Publicity shots of Alvin Neo, Oon Shu An and Maggie Tan - the fresh cast from 'Becoming Royston'. Contact for more images and information.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Alvin Enlisted

Alvin seen here signing autographs for his 'fans'. The entire team from 'Becoming Royston' wishes him the best as he joins in the ranks of the many before whom have served this nation in our compulsory National Service come Friday 13 of July (what a day!). Have a great time at your BMT and we will all miss you.

Somethings up with the Originasian Team

If anyone out there can figure out what we are up to, email us at

Monday, July 09, 2007

Rising Stars

Indie has never looked sexier - may we say so ourselves. We were not joking when we first cast these great guys in 'Becoming Royston' - they are really fast becoming rising stars. Alvin received a nomination for Best Actor at the AFFF2006, Shu An has been getting rave reviews in Europe and her works locally, Maggie is on Deal or No Deal and in countless advertisements and dearest Shirlyn has launched her debut album and currently in the runnings for 2 awards at the Power98 Singapore Music Awards.

Thanks guys for being part of this!

New Vertical Poster

Soon at Cathay Cineleisure Level 5.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Feature Trailer

Becoming Royston opens 2 August exclusively at The Picturehouse.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Vote for Shirlyn Tan at the Singapore Music Awards

Shirlyn has been nominated for 2 awards at the Power 98 Singapore Music Awards! FAVOURITE LOCAL SONG - 'WINDOW' and FAVOURITE BREAKOUT BAND. 'WINDOW' is featured in our film! Vote for her today, link here!

Friday, June 01, 2007

Thank Yous and Interviews

Thank you to our friends from Germany when we were in town for the Cineasia Film Festival. The passionate people behind a truly wonderful experience, here's to Alex, Helmut, Katrin and Mareike. Also to our good friend Mathias who took time off to make us feel so welcome.

Here's 2 interviews we did:

For proto-ymagon. Interview by Mathias Ortmann.

For Interview by Tobias Feld. (This one is in German.)

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

We Open 2 August!

You've heard it hear first. Our little crazy project has found a release date. 2nd August 2007 at The Picturehouse. In celebration, we are (finally!) updating the look of our official movie site. There will be a new trailer up, which you will get to see on the screens at The Cathay very soon. Editing some new behind-the-scene footages which will be up on the main site. A contest will follow later in the months. So excuse us as we change over the next few days.

For first time readers of this blog post, Becoming Royston's full length feature will be in the theaters. You can watch about 30mins of the film on the official movie website. Don't 'fred for those who want to catch it in the theaters, there is about an hour more that you have not seen anyway.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

A year in the making: 44 hours to go

Sure it takes sometime to render on a 2.1GHz iMac (just a power PC, mind you, not even the new Intel Core 2 Duo version) with only 1.5GB ram. At times like this, we really wished we have the new Mac Pro. A full HD movie made on a S$2,000 machine, the wait is well worth it. Now only if someone did not tripped over the hard-disk wires, the wait might have been over by now.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Limited edition one sheet Poster

Fresh from the press, the new limited one sheet "Becoming Royston" poster (27" x 40") printed on uncoated stock. Available at S$20 only, email us at if you like to get a copy. Excluding shipping fee.