Production Talk – “Scot Free” by Chia Pei Zhen
“Scot Free” is a final year thesis film made by a group of students from Ngee Ann Poly School of Film Sound and Video in year 2008.It was completed in early 2009.
It was the first student short film to undergo 2k processing courtesy of blackmagic design. The shoot took like 12 days, was shot on 16mm film. The film has participated in the 2010 Singapore Short Film Festival (Panaroma Short Selection), 2nd Vancouver Singapore Film Festival and was recently nominated for 3 awards at the 2nd Singapore Short Film Awards.
The shoot was shot all over Singapore mostly on a 5 men crew and a truck full of equipment and it was mad tiring.
The idea of the film was conceptualized and set in stone from an accumulation of different ideas over 7 weeks which basically started when we were thinking, “what if we made a film about 2 foreign bagpackers?” that was where things get as crazy as the film gets.