The digital clapboard reads: roll 4, scene 2, shot 7, take 6
director 蕭雅全, cameraman AJ
date: 2017. Febuary 7. LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION!
The name of the movie is "在一個死亡之後" (''Beyond Death'')
黃仲崑 is one of the actors.
As we learn more about this movie, this blog will add some information. The movie's theme is about air pollution and it is not a comedy but a serious Taiwanese drama about serious issue. 蕭雅全 the director decided to place his story in the "local" city of Chiayi where a different kind of life obtains that the one seen in Taipei or Kaohsiung. A crew of about 100 people were on hand the other day to help with the shoot, from grips, microphone technicians, video camera people, still photographers, and the lighting and camera crews, not to mention the assistant director and the two young stars of the movie Miss Chen and Mr Huang from Taipei.
|Director 蕭雅全 and his crew and cast at a Buddhist ceremony to mark the beginning of the production in Chiayi City asking a blessing from the Gods for good luck and good fortune in the making of the movie. The photo is courtesy of Director Hsaio. The name of the movie is "在一個死亡之後" (''Beyond Death'')|
Cause of this film, "After That", the director felt the "family atmosphere". It's never gotten before. After Chiayi, he needed to leave to North of Taiwan and Tokyo so he treasured every moment with everyone in the job. Although it's not easier than the advertisements, everyone still stay to the end. I think the definition of this film was "前仆後繼" that taking up the positions of the fallen and rise to fight one after another. This time, there are many actors and scenes. It's like the "Wheel War" which was tactic of fighting an enemy by turns to wear him down...next and next. We also made a filmed scene, Hardware Store which was exquisite and specific. The heart of the music was “the march” and everything was the same direction, then moving, taking up the positions of the fallen and rise to fight one after another and "After That".
黃仲崑 is one of the actors.
The movie has a tentative unofficial name in English, "Beyond Death" -- [The tentative name of the movie in Chinese Mandarin is "在一個死亡之後" but there is no official title yet and things might change, of course, before the movie is released in 2018.
In addition to the famous KANO movie, about the 1931 baseball team in Chiayi during the Japanese Colonial Period, this is the first Taiwanese movie to locate the main story in modern 2017 Chiayi. Thank you, 蕭雅全! Gambatte, cast and crew!
Director [蕭雅全] has made two films in his career, and this is his third one. He is known as a very good director for TV commercials and MV shoots.
The Chiayi story of the movie partly takes place at a local dry cleaning store where the woman in the movie, about 25 years old, is working. Her friend comes in the ask her to dry clean his clothes and that was the scene the film crew was shooting in these photos taken by Mr Liao, a local guy in Chiayi who kindly resent his photos to me via Facebook last night. The shoot was along a side street near the Mistukoshi Department store during the day and the night, and many local people who passed by on motorscooters and by foot while shopping or stopping off at nearby food stalls and restaurants and stopped to watch the action, like a Hollywood movie location shoot.
|The director is in the center of the photo.|
Here are some informal scenes of the movie being made on the streets of Chiayi on February 12, along the a side street in town near a ''Dry Cleaning Shop'', since the movie's story or part of it, takes place in a fictional dry cleaning store in Chiayi.
|Filming in Chiayi City on a small side street at night. LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION! -- [PHOTO COURTESY OF MR LIAO IN CHIAYI]|
THE DIRECTOR SPEAKS ON YOUTUBE!
The movie he is making in 2017: