Running On Empty

A documentary produced in collaboration with Ethos Books for Running on Empty, a book on UK Shyam, and the history of Singapore’s athletics scene. UK Shyam is the current national 100m record holder of Singapore.

“I think track and field took me away from going home, because at home there was generally always nobody there and it was a reminder that I came from a broken family.”
— UK Shyam

To promote the book, Run & Gun Media in partnership with Ethos Books first produced a trailer, then a documentary, that details Shyam’s sporting journey that led to his record. In the video, we also talk to two people that came into Shyam’s life when he needed it: C Kunalan and Ang Peng Siong.

Part of the proceeds from the sale of the book will go to the Chiam See Tong Sports Foundation to support underprivileged youth athletes.

Co-produced with: Ethos Books

Directed, Shot, and Edited by: Jeremy Ho
Camera Assistant: Matilda Chia
Voiceover Artist: Shivram Gopinath

Directed, Shot, and Edited by: Jeremy Ho
Camera Assistant: Lee Yu En
Transcribers: Adora Tan, Carissa Lim, Tan Hui Lin, Vanessa Tan