CheckMate, the first Singapore Tamil short film shot in in full High-Definition has bagged four awards at the Panasonic Digital Film Fiesta (a nationwide competition): best film, best cinematography, most promising filmmaker and the online audience favourite film.
The Films pre production, the shoot and post productions was all done in 3 months Says Mohamed Yahssir , thought it might sound too long for 11min 15 secs film, !operating on a low budget with sponsorship was the key.
Written & Directed N.Mohamed Yahssir
An 11 year old boy (Surya) meets a solitary old man (Panneeir) playing chess and joins him without an invitation. As they continue to play on, their conversation takes a more intimate turn and the old man realizes that although his past was unfortunate, there is still hope for the future.
Man – Panneeirchelvam
Boy – Surya
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Shariff Abdul,Rashida Begum Bte Udin
MUSIC SCORE & SOUND DESIGN
Neil Lim [Studio.MB]
PUBLICITY & PROMOTIONS
Infocus Post Production
Millenia Motion Pictures,Infocus Post Production