Pure Passion For Film
"A group with a passion". It is THE place where actors, directors, scriptwriters, lights, camera, sound, music writers / directors and arts students can call home.
A place to discuss, pitch ideas and come together for film and video projects. See your ideas turn into reality.
You can be a pro, an amateur, someone with creative passion or a movie goer with ideas. If you have an actor, singer, scriptwriter, producer, director, cinematographer, musician, animator, editor, makeup artist, special effects creator, special skills, critic or film industry specialist hidden somewhere in you, do come and join us.
Reel Frenz was started on 19th November 2012 in Meetup.com by Marrie Lee, Singapore's own international movie star in the 80s. She made her film debut at age 18, portraying the title character in 1978's They Call Her Cleopatra Wong, a martial arts film about a female Interpol agent written and directed by Bobby A. Suarez.
She reprised the role in 1979's Dynamite Johnson, in which she was teamed up with the 10-year-old Singaporean tae kwon do practitioner, Johnson Yap, from Bionic Boy, a 1978 film written by Suarez, and The Devil's Three, in which Cleopatra Wong leads a team of crimefighters in the Philippines.
Over the years, Marrie has been invited to attend and speak at various Film Festivals in Australia, Switzerland, France and The Philippines. In 2011, she was honored during the Paris Cinema International Film Festival with the first Action Queens Honorary Award. Recent appearances include Marrie acting as herself in documentary features Machete Maidens Unleashed (2010) directed by Mark Hartley and The Search for Weng Weng (2013) directed by Andrew Leavold. Both Marrie Lee and Cleopatra Wong are cited in Singapore The Encyclopedia and Singapore Cinema (Raphael Millet, 2006) and in foreign authored books such as "Mondo Macabro" by Pete Tombs and "Tales from the Cult Film Trenches" by Louis Paul.
The Cleopatra Wong series of movies are also a subject of discourse for local film students. Cinematically, Cleopatra Wong has become a worldwide pop culture icon. A major testament to Cleopatra Wong's prominence was made public when Quentin Tarantino, talking about the character played by Uma Thurman in his Kill Bill series declared: "Cleopatra Wong was a gigantic inspiration." - Quentin Tarantino, The Straits Times, 22 October 2003 Reel frenz is Marrie's way of encouraging film making in Singapore and to support the local arts industry. ROJAK, a non funded 40 strong cast/crew short film is the group's first project.