Mark Lee makes debut as feature film director in Make It Big Big

After 21 years of acting in over 30 movies, Mark Lee has finally made his directing debut for a full-length feature film.

Make It Big Big (玉建煌崇大件事), a reality comedy movie, delves into the chaotic and secret lives of Chinese radio 97.2FM breakfast show (玉建煌崇) quartet Mark Lee, Dennis Chew, Marcus Chin and Chen Biyu. Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information Sim Ann, Jack Neo, Wang Wei Liang and other stars attended the gala premiere held at GV VivoCity on January 2.

Make It Big Big satisfies one's curiosity about how this quartet deals with facing their own personal issues, while living in the public eye as Singapore's most popular Chinese radio DJ group.

From Biyu's biggest challenge of her life, what lies behind Dennis' cheery front, Marcus' sobering, lonely personal life, to Mark's overwhelming pressures from multiple roles that threaten his cool at a crucial moment, this movie showcases it all.

Make It Big Big gala premiere at GV VivoCity on January 2
Photo: Golden Village

On his feature film directorial debut, Mark said, "I feel extremely honoured and proud to have directed the movie Make It Big Big featuring this popular quartet. I hope Singaporeans can support my contribution as a director to the local movie industry". The last time Mark was in the director's seat was in 2011 when he co-directed horror comedy film The Ghosts Must Be Crazy with Boris Boo.

Three out of the breakfast show quartet, Mark Lee, Marcus Chin, Dennis Chew, attend the movie gala premiere
Photo: Golden Village

The LOVE 97.2FM breakfast show 玉建煌崇 started in 2015 and has come a long way not only as a radio talk show, but also a TV variety programme, a musical and now a movie.

Senior Minister of State at MCI Sim Ann​ congratulates the main stars of Make It Big Big
Photo: Golden Village
Jack Neo and Henry Thia (Hui Ge) at the movie gala premiere
Photo: Golden Village

Make It Big Big also boasts cameo appearances by local and foreign celebrities including Zoe Tay, Fann Wong, Christopher Lee, Chew Chor Meng, Guo Liang, Youyi , Jack Neo, Henry Thia, Michelle Tay, Hong Kong star Chapman To and resident DJs from LOVE 97.2FM.

Attendees fill the theatre at GV VivoCity at the gala premiere of Make It Big BigPhoto: Golden Village

Make It Big Big is now showing in theatres.

lynette@asiaone.com