I thought I should take a while to address the newest video we made.
First off, yeah, its not on our channel. Haha. I managed to complete this script about a month ago and we shot it for submission this month for the Berjaya Youth Film Short Film Competition this year. And finally, they released it just over a day ago. The theme that they gave which I felt I could reinterpret was “BFF”. And the line that went through my head at that term, best friends forever, was something I’ve read off wedding cards one many times before.
We initially shot this at the beach. I wanted a very beach-party type of feel, with the serenity of the waves and glowing sun. But to our (horrible) shock and surprise when we reviewed the scenes a few days later, there were major dust specs in all the scenes. Some sand or dust particles got into Bryan’s camera and wasn’t visible on the small LCD screen. We panicked, like crazy. And we literally were talking about giving up this entry all together. But thankfully, we managed to secure the 2nd setting (as you see in the video) a few days before deadline. Then the mad rush to complete it started again.
Since it went up, I’ve been getting responses that warm my heart.. a lot. From couples holding each other through the video to seeing those together sharing the video to each other and talking about it. To people who find hope in this in their current situations, who find strength or who find the determination to never give up. Or just those who really uplift my spirits with tremendously kind words.
On a personal note, this project bared my heart. It is how I wish the world interpreted the word “forever” when it comes to things that involve the dynamics of the heart. Compared to past videos, I’ve poured an extra ounce of my own life into this. I’ve written each line with conviction and with each line, I try to show what I believe love, friendship and commitment should be. This story is written off a true story. To me, at least.
Regardless of how the ending is for each of you in your own lives, I believe that this standard of love should always start with us. And I urge you to pursue that relentlessly, because it comes around. Its more than being just “the last part” of the term BFF, its what gets you to that last part in love in life. Will, resolution and determination to never give up. Good things are always worked for, cared for and preserved.
You make the last part. You and your partner at least. It is the dedication of both of you, personally, that will carry you through to forever. Don’t be discouraged though, should you fail a few times. Its human. But never change that resolution for anyone or any mistake.
And that’s what I interpreted ‘Best Friends Forever’ to be. Its only the best that stay till the end. And for those who stay forever, treasure them with all your heart.
P.S. As a wongfu fan, you can’t believe how much I was freaking out when they announced they were releasing a short called “The Last”. That pretty much sums up the same thing minus the marriage factor.
P.S.S. Yes. I am still, freaking out.
P.S.S.S. You can help by voting for the video here! 🙂 We need your votes to win an online category. Help us out please!! http://www.berjayayouth.com/voting/voting_record.php?selected_id=5