*SCAPEmedia SPOTLIGHT: Homeground Premiere with Jacen Tan
Singapore is a football nation. Every weekend, thousands of amateur players, from schoolboys to office executives to retirees, gather to play the Beautiful Game. Not for glory, not for fame; but for passion, football and friendship. This spirit is forged in the neighbourhoods; void decks, street soccer courts, open fields or any patch of grass. All across Singapore, footballers have a place they call their ‘Homeground’.
For the first time, this football culture is captured on film. Homeground is a love letter to playing spaces we call home, and a tribute to all amateur footballers in Singapore. The film is supported by the POSB Storytellers Grant 2015 and programme partner with *SCAPEmedia.
12pm: Doors Open
- Mini football games
- Light refreshments
- Q&A with filmmaker, Jacen Tan
For more information about Homeground:
About the filmmaker:
Jacen Tan was named by The Straits Times, Life! as one of Singapore’s most exciting young filmmakers. His first short film, Tak Giu (Kick Ball), became a viral hit on the Internet in 2005, getting over 100,000 views in the pre-YouTube days.
Shot with just a camcorder, Tak Giu, a film about lack of playing spaces in Singapore, spread like wild-fire and made waves in the football and online community. 2 years afterTak Giu was released, 284 State fields were upgraded and opened for public recreation.
Now, ten years after Tak Giu, Jacen is back with Homeground, his love letter to playing spaces in Singapore.