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hope renewed

This short film tells the true story of Mr Tan, a stroke survivor who was determined to make the most of his life against all odds.

hospital scene

hospital scene

When St Luke’s Hospital approached Bluesheep with the idea of the short film, we were hesitant, and yet excited. After all, this was the first short film we would produce – and coupled with a short timeline and an amateur cast, we wondered if it was a recipe for disaster (no offence to the cast!)

mr tan's "home" scene

mr tan’s “home” scene

However, challenges abound in life and we were ready to put ourselves to the test. With an inspiring main character like Mr Tan, how could we allow our doubts to paralyse us when he had proven that paralysis was but a minor obstacle? And so, we began a journey of self-discovery. As they say, your greatest enemy is yourself. Once we acknowledged that we were our biggest critics, we set out to prove ourselves wrong – that we could, indeed, produce a film that would touch and inspire many.

chief meh meh directing the cast (hospital scene)

chief meh meh directing the cast (hospital scene)

chief meh meh directing the cast (physio scene)

chief meh meh directing the cast (physio scene)

some lighthearted moments during the shoot!

some lighthearted moments during the shoot!

Over a period of two days, we abandoned our defences and did our best to capture the essence of Mr Tan’s story – and we must say we were blown away by the result! Not only was the cast much better than expected (especially Mr Tan who was really convincing in his acting), we managed to finish the shoot with plenty of time to spare.

cast and crew shot - chief meh meh brought extra crew shirts for our clients, jonathan and eva - just for laughs!

cast and crew shot – chief meh meh brought extra crew shirts for our clients, jonathan and eva – just for laughs!

trivia: mr tan forgot to bring an extra shirt for a scene, so we lent him a crew shirt d:

trivia: mr tan forgot to bring an extra shirt for a scene, so we lent him a crew shirt d: doesn’t he look awesome!?

of course we had to get a shot with mr tan in his bluesheep shirt too! [:

of course we had to get a shot with mr tan in his bluesheep shirt too! [:

Editing the film seemed to be the biggest challenge for chief meh meh. With the deadline looming, we had to edit quickly and yet not let the film look cheesy or oversimplified. We really have to thank our awesome clients at St Luke’s for the encouragement and their trust in us! It spurred us on as we did not want to disappoint them or Mr Tan.

The film was completed and screened at the Dymon Asia – St Luke’s Appeal Luncheon on 22 August 2014, and then again at several other fundraising events organised by St Luke’s. The last we heard, Mr Tan’s story was well-received and many generous donors contributed to help clients like Mr Tan find dignity and regain independence. [:

To us, that is a job well done.

Crew: Shian Wen, Tanya, Sarah
Editor: Tanya

love,

chief meh meh <3

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weisheng and cheryl’s express highlights!

Dr Weisheng and Cheryl were our second doctor-nurse couple this year! It’s funny how small Singapore is, because Cheryl’s friend (and bridesmaid) was chief meh meh’s relief teacher in secondary school. Thanks Ritchell for the referral [:

Cheryl’s mum is a livewire and clearly very proud of her daughter who takes after her! People who meet them for the first time might think they’re sisters – we’re not kidding!

Weisheng’s dad has a massive collection of vintage furniture and collectibles – surely enough to rival a small museum’s [: Chief meh meh was also drooling over the vintage cars he owned d:

All the couple’s relatives are larger than life, and certainly have a close bond to be envied. Some had flown in specially for the wedding! It’s always nice to see friends and family gather to celebrate the start of a new life together.

The activities of the day were simple, which allowed Weisheng and Cheryl’s love to shine through [: Congrats again, Dr and Mrs Zhang!

p.s. stay tuned for their full highlights coming up soon!

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chief meh meh [:

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dr and mrs ernest fu – one of the most loving couples we know!

Dr Ernest Fu and Jenna were one of the most loving couples that chief meh meh had the privilege of meeting in her career [‘: Team Bluesheep had a great time getting to know them during their pre-wedding shoot and on the actual wedding day, and they’re some of the most sincere people we had the pleasure of knowing.

Ernest and Jenna sealed their promises to each other in front of their nearest and dearest during the solemnisation, and there was no doubt that they meant every word they said. The presence of their love was really strong and tangible!

Apart from being genuinely friendly and kind people, they’re also really gifted! Ernest dedicated a song to Jenna at the dinner banquet, and the couple walked in serenading their guests with “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” during their second march in. Jenna then played the grand piano – proving that she’s not just gorgeous and kind, but she’s also talented [:

The day ended with humorous yet heartfelt speeches by the couple. The new Dr and Mrs Fu are generous and courteous and it’s no wonder why they’re so dearly loved by everyone in attendance.

Having spent about 24 hours of their most precious memories together with Ernest and Jenna, chief meh meh noticed the little gestures that speak volumes about how much they care for each other – a reassuring hand on the arm, knowing looks and quick nods as they communicate to each other without words [‘:

Do also check out their Pre-Wedding and Express Highlights videos:

Wishing Dr and Mrs Ernest Fu the greatest bliss in their marriage! [:

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chief meh meh [:

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the look in your eyes – ernest and jenna’s pre-wedding

Ernest and Jenna approached us, wanting to do a pre-wedding video to narrate their love story. Although they were quite apprehensive of the camera at first, they eventually warmed up and we’re really pleased with the result [:

It’s not easy to be vulnerable with your emotions especially in front of the camera, but Ernest and Jenna’s chemistry and their ease with each other, allowed our team to really appreciate (and even be envious) of their mutual affection.

The shoot was a memorable one – with noisy grasscutters during the interview, serene waters at Punggol Waterway, pesky mosquitoes (sorry guys!) and chief meh meh’s newfound love for Sushi Tei (thanks Jenna)!

Congrats again on your marriage and I’m sure it’ll be a blissful one!

also, it happens to be Jenna’s birthday today! happy birthday Jenna! [:

 

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chief meh meh [:

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ernest and jenna’s express highlights

we had the privilege to cover the wedding of dr ernest fu and his wife jenna over the weekend! although the morning was pretty low-key with a simple gatecrashing, it was one of the really memorable weddings we had because the couple is just so so super sweet and their parents are really friendly and hospitable too [‘: even while i was rushing to edit the express highlights, they kept asking to make sure we had eaten and ernest even apologised for not preparing a spot for me to edit (he even switched the fan on for me)! despite being a doctor, he’s a very humble and friendly one!

jenna is really photogenic and i just love her laugh! i can’t think of any other adjective apart from “sweet” to describe her (so i googled and found “endearing”) but she’s just a really pleasant personality [:

the beautiful paper flowers at the start of the video were made by @thelittlemill, do check them out on instagram! [;

prior to the wedding, we had the pleasure of shooting a pre-wedding video for them and we got to know them better through the interviews. it was pretty emotional towards the end and it’s just so heartening to know they were able to be vulnerable with us [‘: will be sharing that video soon!

p.s. and because of them, i am now hooked to sushi tei! haha!

love,

chief meh meh

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