Was more than a little surprised when Nico of Fleishman-Hillard (organizer of BMW Shorties) told me yesterday that CHICKEN RICE MYSTERY will be airing on Astro Citra tonight at 8:30pm.
Happy, of course, that my short film will be on TV. But more than a little mortified because the version that's being aired will be the cut I submitted to BMW Shorties last year, and not the final version that went to the Dubai and Naoussa International Film Festivals.
Nonetheless, if you are still interested, you can catch Chicken Rice Mystery tonight (17th of June, Wednesday!!). Once again, it's at 8.30pm on Astro Citra.
On the other hand, if you are curious about the difference between the BMW Shorties version and the final one. Here are the changes I made:
1) Final version begins and ends with Debussy music
2) Mom's (Kimmy Kiew) cooking disasters were shown as cutaway sequences peppered between a conversation between Dad (Chye Yang) and The Boy (Lim Ming Wei) while they were playing video games. In BMW Shorties, the disasters were played out in one continuous sequence.
3) In some scenes, different takes were used because there were some slight directing, acting and camera mistakes. It was my first non-student short film, so I made some silly mistakes, and wasn't anal enough to notice some other stuff either. Most people told me it's unnoticeable, but they made me cringe, hence I made those changes.
Other than that, I hope you'll enjoy the film.
Here's the CHICKEN RICE MYSTERY trailer.