Featuring the highly anticipated first-time collaboration by Hong Kong’s comedy queen Sandra Ng 吴君如 and one of Singapore’s favorite comedian Mark Lee李国煌, A Fantastic Ghost Wedding 《非常婚事》 (formerly known as Little Medium Boy 《小灵媒》) unveils its official poster and trailer today. The movie hits Singapore cinemas on 20th November 2014.
Directed by Meng Ong王明, whose previous works include the popular MediaCorp TV Channel 5 series “Police and Thief” which ran for six seasons, A Fantastic Ghost Wedding is his second feature film after Miss Wonton 《馄饨小姐》 (Sundance Film Festival, FIPRESCI Award at Locarno Film Festival, Busan Film Festival) in 2001.
Director Ong is also nominated for the New Talent Award 亚洲新导演奖 in the upcoming 11th Hong Kong Asian Film Festival (24th Oct – 14th Nov 2014).
Award-winning local director Anthony Chen was also nominated for the same category last year with ILO ILO.
Besides the two acclaimed leading actors, the movie also stars up-and-coming Taiwanese actor Wang Po-Chieh 王柏杰 (Paradise in Service《军中乐园》, Bodyguards and Assassins《十月围城》), famous local actor-radio presenter Marcus Chin陈建彬, highly respected Hong Kong theatre/comedy actor Jim Chin 詹瑞文 and Hollywood-Australian actor Kenji Fitzgerald. Special introduction goes to the young actor Keane Chen陈星兆 who plays the boy medium (Mark Lee’s son) in the film in his debut feature.
Here’s the poster:
Local getai legend Liu Ling Ling 刘玲玲, popular comedian Henry Thia程旭辉, also make special appearances in the movie.
With a production budget of SGD $1.9 million, A Fantastic Ghost Wedding relates the story of how a former singer hires a famous boy medium and his father to find a bride for her late son, but an unexpected choice by the bridegroom leads to one heck of a Chinese ghost wedding. This unusual drama-comedy draws on how two families relate to death very differently (one relies on it for their livelihood, while it causes the breakdown of the other), but yet the setup of a traditional posthumous ghost marriage links them all together and brings about life-changing revelations.
Here’s the trailer:
A Fantastic Ghost Wedding is presented by Scout Pictures; in association with Sundream Motion Pictures (Hong Kong), V Media Enterprises, One Production Film Company (Taiwan), Limelight Media, Zingshot Productions and Iceberg Design; with the support of Singapore Film Commission, Sundance Institute Feature Film Program, Taiwan Golden Horse Film Project Promotion and distributed by Golden Village Pictures.
A Fantastic Ghost Wedding premieres internationally at the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2014 on 11th November and launches on the big screen in Singapore on 20th November, followed by in Hong Kong cinemas on 4th December.