Monday, April 21, 2008

On to February 2006

This was a run we had just before Sumolah began production. We thought it would be great to have a stage run in tandem with the Sumolah shoot, and it went down very well with the audience, particularly the opening number, which involved yukattas and lots of posing.

The shoot took a long time because we couldn't decide between sushi or noodles to pose with. It ended up being noodles because they were cheap and easily bought. The room was our conference room at the office, and involved the four metal clips we managed to round up from all our stationery, to hold up the cane blinds behind the boys.

You'll notice that there are only boys in the picture. One of the biggest imbalances in Actorlympics is the boy-girl ratio. We started out with Paula Malai Ali, Jo Kukathas and Joanna Bessey. Then Nell Ng and Ida Nerina came on board as regulars a few years back. But for this shoot, we could not get any girls to attend the shoot because of their schedules.

So Reza Zainal Abidin very graciously stepped up to the plate and makes a lovely geisha,, the only actual female character in the picture.

For a closer look, check out the header picture up top. You'll notice it is a raw still and has not yet been treated for final printing as per the poster and flyer.

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