ciNE65 2021: The journey of “Number 1” film, from script to screenOrganised by: ciNE65
Performed by: Ong Kuo Sin
Launched in July 2011, ciNE65 returns for its sixth season as the largest national platform for film students and budding filmmakers to share short films on our Singapore story. Themed 'Stronger, Together', ciNE65 2021 calls upon local filmmakers to reflect on our stories and explore how we can overcome difficulties and move forward as one Singapore, united and working together. ciNE65 2021 consists of three commissioned films, a short film competition known as the "ciNE65 Movie Makers Awards" (ciNE65 MMA), film-making workshops and seminars, and a film festival. Submit your three-minutes short film now! Visit www.facebook.com/cine65 for more details.
The journey of the film "Number 1", from script to screen. An evening of sharing by Director Ong Kuo Sin on the production of the Golden Horse Best Makeup and Costume Award Winner.
About Ong Kuo Sin
Ong Kuo Sin graduated from Hwa Chong JC in 1993 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree (Radio-TV-Film) in UT Austin with a 3.8 GPA. Returning to Singapore in 1999, he became the assistant director for School Days七彩学堂 (Channel 8), which won the best sitcom of the year at the Star Awards. The following year, he was offered to direct the second season of the sitcom and had since gained experience in a wide range of different genres.
Effectively bilingual, Kuo Sin's various ventures in the next decade include documentaries like Life Stories and Lion Dances (all Arts Central); travelogues like Extreme Gourmet, Extreme Japan, Seoul Far Seoul Good (all Mediacorp Channel 5) and Spa Seekers (Voom HD); variety programs like Behind All Jobs美差事苦差事 (Channel 8) and dramedies series like The Sassy Neighbour, Parental Guidance and Sayang Sayang (all Mediacorp Channel 5).
Dramatic pieces that Kuo Sin has directed includes Chemistry (Channel 5), Perception (Channel I) and Our Rice House我们的饭店 (Channel 8). Kuo Sin has also directed the well-received tele-movie The Promise向日葵的约定 for Channel U in 2009 and the 2010 Channel U headlining drama Secret Garden秘密花园.