‘Coaster’: The world’s first film made from beer coasters

December 26, 2015

It was unexpected; the short film was shot in three days and resulted in a thrilling, suspenseful movie that had the audience of Coaster’s exclusive screening at Glasshouse at Seputeh gasping and applauding a job well done. Too bad that i can't go because stomachache *sob sob*

What is the story about?
The tale tells the story of a young chef faced with a vengeance dilemma: should or shouldn’t he plate up the perfect revenge when he was hired to cook for the very mobster responsible for his father’s death? 
Here is highlight of the night : 
The project was proof of the newly launched Tiger White’s simple philosophy - ‘It all starts with white’, which represents the idea that anybody can create anything if they have the courage to face a blank sheet of paper and start. It is this same resilience that framed the birth of the all new wheat variant.
Drawing inspiration from the brew’s attitude, some 5,000 physical coasters were given to selected bars and cafes in Malaysia from October with tigercoasterfilm.com hosting digital versions. These coasters served as blank canvases for young creative talents to enter and take on roles in the production from screenwriters to hair stylists to actors and even runners. We Jun and Lim Benji were the first two selected for the all-important roles of director and screenwriter respectively. Both these homegrown talents were instrumental in laying the groundwork, and crafting the plot whilst taking advice from Baltasar Kormákur. The director, who is no stranger to being courageous when bringing his ideas to life, was selected out of many potential Hollywood heavyweights for his valor and passion as it was most apparent in the retelling of tragic true accounts like Everest (starring Jake Gyllenhaal) and his Icelandic Oscar nominated film, The Deep.
Coaster was shot at locations around Kuala Lumpur. Typical with every film production, challenges were faced every day and overcame, providing an exciting taste of life on set for the 25 Coaster contest winners identified via the crowd-sourcing initiative mooted by Tiger White — Asia’s Wheat Beer.
 Coaster's lead actress Lynn Lim
Coaster's lead actor Jonathan Lee
Hong Kong actor Chapman To made a special appearance at the exclusive screening of Coaster.
The introduction of Tiger White proves once again that Tiger Beer does not rest on its laurels and constantly pushes the boundaries of innovation, to create fresh and exciting brews for its consumers. Through Coaster, the all-new innovative product sets out to inspire young Malaysians to uncage their creative potential and to remind them that every great piece of creative work starts the same way. They just need to be brave and take that first step.

Tiger White is brewed with subtle spicy hints of clove, coriander, and orange peel and like Coaster, is made exclusively in Malaysia by Guinness Anchor Berhad. The cloudy variant with an alcohol by volume of 5% is the latest addition to join Tiger’s expanding portfolio, two years after the brand unveiled its other innovative beverage Tiger Radler – a variant that combines the crisp and easy-drinking taste of Tiger Beer with the zesty flavour of natural lemon juice.

To watch Coaster, or view behind-the-scene footages, visit tigercoasterfilm.com. And for further information on Tiger White, log onto www.tigerbeer.com.my

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