Gravedigger’s Luck (2003)

Gravedigger’s Luck is the sequel to the award-winning Moving House. It documents the trials and tribulations of Ah Kow, the gravedigger whom Pin Pin met while shooting Moving House. The film takes a humorous look at the work of a gravedigger in Singapore. It follows him as he tries out multiple luck-enhancing methods to improve his luck which he believes has worn thin because of his job as a grave exhumer. Gravedigger’s Luck was the runner up for Best Documentary at the Asian TV Awards, and the runner up for Best Infotainment Programme.

It is part of a 6-part Discovery series, Afterlife, where Pin Pin was the series co-consultant.


Written & Directed by Tan Pin Pin
Series Producer David Moggie
Series Editors Tan Pin Pin, Jasmine Ng
Assistant Producer Ho Choon Hiong
Production Assistants Augustine Low, Joe Kia, Maverick Guo
Camera Haruld Goh, Low Ling Hooi, Nelson Pereira
Additional Camera Jack Tan, Russell Zendher, Ivan Yeo, Goh Meng Hing
Camera Assistants Lim Tian Chye, Ben Ong
Sound LT Chan, James Choong, Yazer Aziz
Post Production VHQ Post (S) Pte. Ltd.
Editor Tammy Quah
Media Assistant Stanley Low
Colourist Corey Spykerman
Opening Titles & Graphics Lulu Li, Elena Ruey Ho
Post-Production Coordinator Sandy Cheah
Original Music & Sound Design Nigel Woodford
Sound Mix Shtung Pte. Ltd.
Narrator David Moggie

Thanks To
Chan Ah Kaw
Chua Ah Tee
Ang Yew Seng Funeral Parlour
Lee Teoh Heng Undertaker
Heng Kok Handicraft
Ho Yoke Cheong
Sin Hoe Ping Puppet Show
Hu Ji Hua Musical Troupe
Eddie Lo
Lian Shan Shuang Lin Temple
Huang Jialing
AP Minimart Toa Payoh
Singapore Pools
Colin Lauw
Block 219 Toa Payoh Lorong 8 Zhong Yuan Hui
Geylang Bahru Zhong Yuan Hui
Han Kwang Wei
Tan Siok Siok
Soh Seok Hoon
Lo Mun Hou
Michael Lee


Unit Production Manager Sharon Demello
Executive Producers Chris Batson, Jocelyn Little
For Discovery Networks Asia
Production Manager Lil Cranfield
Executive Producer Vikram Channa
Executive in Charge of Production James Gibbons