Thursday, May 3, 2007

MAFIA MOVIE

Production date is getting closer...

many things still not finalized....

But i trusted my team...they are very hardworking and good.

Today just met with DOP, discussed with him what kind of look and style I want for this movie…this is very important,so that can prevent one chicken and one duck situation (mis-communication problem.)

Also met with my stunt director , discussed with him on all fighting scene… what kind of style I want, must give me a real new look when design the gongfu , this is really interesting lo…i first time doing action movie , so many things need to learnd.

Now my next immediate problem is ,a male chief mafia, his character outside look very kind but inside very bad type,who do you think is the best person in media corp…

Can anyone name me one please? Must be mid age..50yo and above…

Thanks for the help.


看到很多朋友要求我不要放弃我原来的语言,我继续用华文表达以下我最近的状况,反正现在还是睡不着。

我的黑社会电影马上要开拍了,很紧张,因为还有一些重要的部分还没有完成。

这部电影是我的另一个尝试,也是新马第一部黑道电影,希望可以吸引到新马所有黑道来支持,哈哈,希望他们是买票进来,哈哈。。。

这个电影和小孩不笨这类题材是一个大反的做法。朋友笑我,搞完白道(我在政府部门的日子),现在竟然来惹黑道,是不是嫌命长?哈哈,其实,黑道里面也有一些好人,白道里面也有一些坏人,你们说是不是?这个世界就是这样才迷人。

今天也见了我的摄影指导,互相交换了一些意见,他是一位很有经验的电影摄影师,我要求这部电影的感觉是,一定要有黑道电影的色调,气氛,和感觉,灯光的打法和镜头的掌控,加上镜位的摆设都是电影语言的基础,所以,摄影师的挑战是不小的。

跟着。。。

也会见了我的动作导演,来自印尼华侨,在香港电影圈呆了十多年,经验丰富,我给他一个要求,打 要打得美,狠要狠得够劲,安全还是第一,其实武打动作的设计,很多时候也是借助镜头的表现,如何摆设机位,是可以得到很不同力度的效果的。

第一次导演动作场面,真正像动作场面的场面,说没有压力是骗你的,希望各位祝福我。。。哈哈。。。

我,就是这样慢慢的学习,我的每个步骤就是,不断的为自己设计挑战,就是因为不会才要去学习才算是一个挑战,只要这次赢了,这个经验就是我一辈子的财产。。。这句话,各位一定要记得!!

给自己挑战,确保自己独立运作上的进步,是我一路来的信念,死不认输!!

其实,不说你不知。。。

这次在确定开拍这部电影之前,发生了一些不愉快的事情,很气馁。。。

最后熬过了。。。

这个经验就变成,认识一些人,成长一些事的宝贵过程。现在我是带着感谢给我这个体验的人的心情!哈哈哈。。。

凡事,往好的一面想,心情,真的 轻松多了。。。

好了,不行了。。。快6点了。。。这么迟了,不是,是这么早了。。。得去睡觉了,明天十点还要开会,谢谢各位一直陪我。。。

48 comments:

Jane said...

你的文笔流畅,没有刻意修饰的词藻,却让人感觉犹如在一股清流中定睛感悟你的真情分享:
【因为不会,才要去学习,才算是一个挑战,只要这次赢了,这个经验就是我一辈子的财产.】
【给自己挑战,确保自己独立运作上的进步,是我一路来的信念,死不认输!】

是的,【面对、挑战】这些激励元素将加添读者们前进的力量。
好好照顾自己,吃好睡好,到时。和大家一起分享你的工作成果。保重!

LiN (: said...

is a must to be 50yrs old and above ah?? actually tot of lee nan xing =X hahaha.. or anyone acted in "shi shan bian" =D

LiN((:

Khai said...

Have u think of putting a HK actor in ur film? This is just my thinking, dont bother looking into it. Good luck and looking forward to watching that new film.

Khai

janella_lee said...

i got the perfect actor in mind when you say..

MAFIA..
50and above..

"RICHARD LOW!!"
think that's his english name..
刘谦益
the one who acted in I Not Stupid.

he's very suitable for the role of a mafia...!!
i'm really really looking forward to the movie.

黄炯耀
李国煌
程旭辉
i think they can all work out the role of Mafia followers very well..
haha, and i bet with 程旭辉, he can spiced up the show..

just my 2cents worth though.

Wenn said...

i think Chen Shui Cheng !!he is great!chose him!!!!

Desmond Lim said...

老兄呀!你的朋友说的对,你拍完《白道》拍《黑道》,要小心哦!接下来是否可以拍《阴道》来过过瘾。喂…我是说鬼戏啦!你想到那哩了。

Anonymous said...

Huang wen Yong

xcode said...

I suggest... LI NAN XING!

Desmond said...

hi

GS said...

Jack, I am glad you realise that you are actually very much supported by most singaporeans. Even though some may criticise you for the sake of criticising, the best thing you can do is to only take their criticisms lightly, and always make productions for the sake of those who supports you.

I can honestly tell you thus far, your movies are the only movies I go to cinema to watch twice, sometimes thrice. Its always with the parents, then grandparents, aunties, uncles. After watching your movies, theres always a reason to recommend and bring parents and relatives along. Thats how successful some of your movies are.

Another thing is, I believe many of us singaporeans do agree, that the quality of your movies are slowly going downhill ever since Homerun The Movie. I believe many of agree we all like the two I Not Stupid movies, Homerun, and even The Best Bet. But Just Follow Law although the good selling, I don't think its as good as the previous few. Hope you realise that as well and produce movies of the same quality as Homerun, or even better!

Anonymous said...

hi mr jack neo,i think 'zhen ge ping' will be nice,look decent in spec but who knows he is a big mafia,sound nt bad,btw,any audition going on for your new movie?if yes,i wanna go for it!! haha!i want to act as the female ah long!!!im serious.

Ah min said...

Huang wen yong ba. He is experienced and can give both bad and good looks. He will be very sutiable for the role.

One more thing. Its not very good to stay up so late in the night and get just a mere 4 hours of sleep. Pls take care of urself so that we can have nice movie to watch. Go go go...

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Princess Carol said...

ya... 黄文永 has the very familiar friendly face. And he's also a charater actor. so in my opinion, he's a good choice.

Crystal Berry said...

I think 叶世品,黄世南(not in 50s),刘谦益,黄炯耀.

你没有请PA帮你打理部落格吗?请我啦!那你就可以早点睡觉咯!

ennuigal said...

hihi director jack, i very like your movies and your blog. i will pray for your sucess, 加油加油 :D

snowflake said...

我也觉得郑各平会是好人选。虽然看起来年轻一点,不过可以化妆,对他的演技有信心。刘谦益虽然不错,可是他常常出现在你的戏里,应该换张新脸孔来接受挑战。

哇,你的文章很感人,文笔间流露出对工作的热诚,感染力超强!

Anonymous said...

ah nam!

Anonymous said...

Hi,Jack Neo. I love watching your movies. You said that you are going to start shooting a movie about [Ah Long] type want. I am lookinng forward to it, can check me out at http://miracle-angel96.blogspot.com .
Wish you sucess.
From,
Yuer

siangl said...

M kinda frustrated tis few days after so much trouble looking for a job, feel better after reading ur blog today....thanks

Anonymous said...

读你的部落都是自然的选择中文版。不是你的英语不好,而是最精彩的都在你自己的语言(华文)里。

喜欢你流畅自然的文笔。所有的幽默,鬼马在你的笔下流泻,同时也能领受你的深度和智慧。你的文章有很强的感动度和感染力,希望你会一直用华文继续写下去。毕竟本地好的中文部落实在太少了!

看不懂或似懂非懂的人,快马加鞭学好华语吧!梁导的精髓,都在其中!

梁导,我这么支持华语,不要以为我是中国或
台湾的朋友,我是道道地地的Singaporean!嘻嘻!

lovesasa said...

黄炯耀!! He's not in his 50s but his acting is damn good okay!! I think u should give him a chance to act in ur movie. I saw his brilliant acting in 'zhong wu yan' and 'shi san bian'. he is great sia!

joe ngang said...

好高兴,因为可以到这儿做客!!

Calista said...

hey its the first time im reading at ur blog. cool.

day-dreamer said...

李国煌!

Haha. Mafia enough. :P

Anonymous said...

yes yes!! ah nam!! he is still the best person for this mafia role!!

~DaRdaR~ said...

Jack neo are you 50 and above?!

If you do...i guess you are suitable for this role...Outside look nice and kind but inside can be evil. Only very 'Jin Yan' actor can fit into the role.

rachael said...

whoa 6am sleep 10am meeting. GENG!

deon said...

ah nam!!

walker said...

Some options I thought you can consider for the male Mafia are artistes like 黄文永 and 老Hero麦皓为. Also, recently there was some "怀旧气氛" and many veteran stars or local artistes long forgotten were being mentioned in a local magazine.... many memories were brought back when I saw their photos....why not consider some of them? Get them back lah! :) Can star as other roles! I think maybe will create some 卖点 for your new movie! For example, long never seen 林明哲!! :-)

Anonymous said...

hope u can complete ur movie soon...cant wait for ur movie to be screened

Anonymous said...

Of coz ah nam!

aTheNa said...

hey director jack neo... i am a malaysian... just watched ur movie'Just Follow Laws' days ago...loving it... and came reading ur blog after sawing ur link under laozhabor's blog... finding it tat i could actually get to follow ur life... my mum and i are great fans of ur movies... coz they all consist of good endings and moral values...oh ya... and do cinemas usually cut off some part of ur movies?

webflexx said...

will you accept malaysians? must tha person be fully trained?

电影发烧友 said...

梁导演想拍黑道电影?
50岁以上的人选没想到,到是觉得有位演员不能少。他就是:

黄炯耀

他肯定可以胜任黑道老大身边红人的角色。不论是忠心耿耿,可为老大牺牲自己的义气中人,或是城府很深,正密谋上位的堂口老大,又或者是吊儿郎当的小混混(十三鞭的演出,就是最好的证明)。

觉得他外形宜忠宜奸,是演什么像什么的实力派演员。而且他是马来西亚人,更可以吸引当地观众买票支持。

另外,希望您早点休息,多保重身体,多拍好戏让我们欣赏。我们永远支持您!

Ah BeR bElInDa said...

刘谦益 will be good..... (wonder if i typed his name correctly)

Yvonne said...

黄文永!陈澍承也不错哦!考虑考虑吧! =D

Michelle said...

the guy who acted in Homecoming, 13 pian, the ah long jiu.

Anonymous said...

where is ah nam a?

wen said...

hello,

I think Huang Wen Yong or Liu Qian Yi should do the job. They are great veteran actors!

If you are putting in a HK actor (like suggested by Khai), I think it should be 苗乔伟 or 吴镇宇. =)

joannie said...

umm..
50yrs old,kind-looking n cast as a MAFIA? =D interesting!

but if you ask us who'd be the best choice to be the MAFIA in your up-coming movie, in return let me ask you first, who do u think and would consider that "HE" would be able to portray himself as a "KIND" looking man but the other side of him is actualli a meanie MAFIA?

HOW ABOUT THIS:
why not get a YOUNG MALE artiste (20-30yrs) to portray as the MAFIA.. [it becomes a twist to the whole movie] but the BIG BOSS is still the PAPA MAFIA which can be the "ah long jiu" or those with the "instant" gangster look..

n btw, the suggestions that mentioned having "ah long jiu" from the show HOMECOMING(13 bian)isnt really a good choice. not tt im critizing about the ppl who suggested it. but wouldnt it be EXPECTED that he'd be a MAFIA in the SHOW by his LOOKS?

a DIFFERENT TASTE of MAFIA would be interesting.

i may know what you might really want for the up-coming movie.

if u take my first suggestion about havin a YOUNG MALE artiste as the MAFIA, my suggestion would be:

HENG UNG

if not, the initial MAFIA you were looking for, i suggest it would be:

MARCUS CHIN

why?

he's always known to be a comedian to all singaporeans.
having him to act as a MAFIA for once would be a great SHOCKED.
and if they feel why HIM? nvm.. let HIM impress the crowds with his acting! =p
n if the movie comes out well, u'd be laughing your heads off! :D

moreover, mostly on the other side of a person that is always seen as a comedian, lies a inner self which can easily portray themselves as a baddie sometimes!

so let him release the potential he has and the results might be diff..


YUPP! =)

P.S.
*it's a personal view from a regular singaporean.

no BIASED comments on anyone.
no CRITICISM towards anyone.

JUS A SUGGESTION..

HAPPY DISCUSSION PEOPLE!

ahsoon said...

ah nan! :D

Anonymous said...

Before you start fliming, i guess You can do research and interact with the real mafia, know how real mafia house is like

That will helps you alot.

Melody said...

DEAR梁導演,
剛在網路上看到范文芳與葛米星還有很多梁家班的演員演出的2007電影[我在政府部門的日子]想請教 有可能在台灣播出嗎?以及新加坡出VCD沒有~還是仍在上映...今年12月會去新加坡玩~希望有機會能買到相關VCD摟! :) 也期待更多的新加坡電影!

Anonymous said...

hihis..

i think huang wen yong shld be quite a good choice..

if not maybe u can consider hiring actors from outside of singapore.. (=

Anonymous said...

I think 黄炯耀 is a really goooood actor!!!

But he is definitely underrated and not being appreciate enough from what I see!!! :(

So happy that somebody wrote in to i-weekly magazine to compliment him recently!!! :D

I sure it's a source of motivation for him!!!

Zheng Ge Ping is a pretty good choice as Mafia! A refreshing choice too! I think he getting on better as he ages!!! :D

Best Wishes, VIVIEN~!!! :D

Bittersweet Rain said...

i think Ah Nan is a good choice. he is so multi facet.

kiya said...

黄文永 黄文永 黄文永 黄文永 黄文永! He's good (: