Director of film that topped Stomper’s Choice Award thanks voters

The director of the short film that topped the recent Stomper's Choice Award thanked all the voters who participated.

Samuel Lee Kin Hong, the director of Rescue Before Dusk, had this heartfelt message for Stompers who voted for his action-packed short film.

The short-film was an entry to MM2 Movie Maker Awards 2016, and was pit against nine other short films for the top three prizes.

It tells the tale of a young businessman with a hidden past tries to rescue his fiancé by battling a group of thugs.

Samuel's martial arts flick also won a Special Mention Award along with topping the Stomper's Choice Award.

Kee Swee San's Take Me Away, a short film about an ex-convict who struggles with life after being released from prison, clinched the top prize of the contest.

Swee San walked away with a $5,000 cash prize and a Canon Cinema EOS C100 Mark II Camera (worth S$6,999) and a PZ-E1 Power Zoom Adapter.

Fools by Loh Tai Tse Nicky, a 10 minute take about a convenience store clerk who decides to give up on love the day before his girlfriend flies away until a random customer changes his mind, came in second.

Nicky won $3,000 in cash, a Canon EOS 80D with EF-S18-135mm IS USM (worth S$2,249) and a DM100 Microphone.

Muhammad Tawfik bin Mohamad Daud's short film Sofia took the second runner-up spot, clinching him $2,000 in cash.

The short film showed viewers the story of the protagonist, Sofia, whose life takes a turn just as she thought things were getting better.

Koh Chong Wu's Please Give Me A Chance, a film about a struggling actor who is given a chance to star in a movie, only to find out that the script is cursed, also won a Special Mention award.

The winners of awards were announced by mm2 Entertainment Pte Ltd (“mm2 Entertainment”) at an awards ceremony held at the Genexis Theatre in Fusionopolis.

The Guest-of-Honour for the awards ceremony was Mr Gabriel Lim, Chief Executive Officer, Info-communications Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA).

The top three winners were selected by the panel comprising of acclaimed film practitioners; Singaporean directors Jack Neo (Ah Boys to Men series) and Eric Khoo (My Magic), Malaysian director Ho Yuhang (Mrs K), Hong Kong director Fruit Chan (Shining Moment) and veteran Taiwanese producer Yeh Jufeng (Red Cliff).

Tthe cast (Ryan Lian 廖永谊, Maxi Lim 林俊良, Gadrick Chin 陈俊权, Wang Lei 王雷) of the upcoming Chinese New Year movie, Take 2 (遇见贵人), made a special appearance and performed a song from the flick.

Taiwan singer Sun Zi You (孙自佑) sang a song from upcoming romance anthology, 4 Love (爱在小红点).

Hear Me Sing champion Jean Goh performed her song, Ghost. 

mm2 Movie Makers Awards 2016(我要当导演 2016) is organised by mm2 Entertainment, Cathay Organisation and FNG; Presented by Canon Cinema EOS Systems, with SPH Stomp as the Official Media Partner.