Local film-maker gets to the heart of local football
He is no stranger to making films about local football.
And from the look of things, it looks like Jacen Tan isn't about to stop making films about the Beautiful Game any time soon either.
The local film-maker recently premiered his latest short film Homeground at *Scape on Saturday (Oct 24).
The film, which cost $50,000 to make and was funded by the POSB Storytellers Grant, will be released on POSB's NeighboursFirst.sg in the first week of November.
Homeground is Tan's fifth football-related film and was inspired by the basketball court in Serangoon, where he has played football at with his friends for the past 20 years.
The 32-year-old describes the 23-minute documentary as a love letter to playing spaces in Singapore that footballers call home, capturing scenes from 10 different locations around the island.
From open fields to a rooftop in Chinatown, and even a foreign worker dormitory in Seletar, the film showcases a passion for football that transcends race and nationality.
Tan's previous works include Tak Giu (Hokkien for Kick Ball), Kwa Giu (Watch Ball), and Lions All The Way.
While he is working on a full-length zombie film set in Singapore called Zombiepura,Tan has another football movie – also a full-length feature – in the works.