18 Aug '17, 1pm

Aspiring filmmaker @Jazephua ate bread & instant noodles for 3 weeks just to save money to fund his films. #cine65

Aspiring filmmaker Jaze Phua , 25, recalled the time he worked on his first film: "I couldn't afford to pay people well, so I had to resort to pulling strings and paying actors token sums instead of following the actual market rate. "Even though I saved all my allowance, I was still so short on cash that every time I filmed, I would have no money left. "I didn't want to ask my parents for more [money], so I ended up with rather poor nutrition," joked Jaze, whose physique shows no sign of his once-lacklustre diet. Jaze barely scraped by in between paychecks from his freelance jobs when he first started out in filming. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTH.SG/STEPHANIE SOH 10 years on, Jaze, now a film major at Nanyang Technological University, has won five film awards, including second-runner up for the Cathay Motion Picture Awards 2015, and Audience Choice and Best Actor Award for the 48 Ho...

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