Double delight for FiRST Film Fest winners
By Gerald Goh
The New Paper
Sunday, Apr 08, 2012

A film about a chess master facing his anxieties before a chess competition won top honours at The New Paper’s FiRST Film Fest (FFF) 2012 last night.

And it was a double delight for the winning entry, titled 64.

Not only did the short film win the Best Short Film award, it also won the Favourite Male Performance award for its protagonist, assistant editor Louis Law.

But director Woo Wan Fong’s leading man on the night wasn’t Law – it was 64’s director of photography, Mr Matthew Yang, 21.

Miss Woo, 20, said that they began dating after filming for 64 had finished.

“Matthew and I have known each other for about three years, and we’re great friends. Nothing happened between us on the set though. When you’re filming, you’ve got to get your game face on,” she said.

Law, 26, chipped in jokingly: “That was the codeword for 64, game face!”, explaining that his role in the psychological drama required him to portray many different facial expressions.

Law, who was nominated for Best Actor in last year’s FFF for playing a drag queen in his self-directed short film Universal Adapters, said jokingly: “I wasn’t to be denied again this year!

“My performance last year was perhaps a little too avant-garde, so this year I tried to find a delicate balance between pleasing the audience and preserving a sense of bleak drama in my character.”

Full article here.

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