Mission Restorable

Synopsis: Open the tool box – Bong has a plan! Bong is a top graphic designer but his friends call him ‘The Glorified Karang Guni’. He loves to give hidden treasures a new lease of life. Restoring neglected family heirlooms and upcycling discarded junk, he transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. From antique furniture to scrapyard junk, there is nothing Bong won’t tackle on Mission Restorable!

Genre: Environment, Arts, Culture
Language: English
Year: 2015

Duration: 6 Episodes x 60 Minutes
Territory/Rights available: Worldwide
Formats Available: Yes
Show Format: HD
Produced by: The Moving Visuals  Co
Client: Okto Channel (Singapore Terrestrial)

Episodes

Episode 1 – Life Cycle
Bong goes on a search and rescue mission when he finds a 1950s Raleigh Bicycle in need of some serious restoration.  The shiny result stuns its owner.  And he transforms car lights from a scrapyard into a giant lollipop shaped floor lamp!

Episode 2 – Take a Seat
A little privacy is needed for this week’s restoration.  A wooden komode from before the days of flush toilets is returned to its former glory and an old rocking horse found in a UK market is given a Peranakan inspired makeover.

Episode 3 – Old School
Bong scours the loot of a vintage collector and finds an absolute gem to upcycle into a stunning coffee table. And a visit to a carpenter leads Bong back to school.  He helps an ex-pupil of KC Primary rekindle her memories with old mates and restore her school day treasures.

Episode 4 – Forever Young (Hong Kong)
Bong travels to Hong Kong with a couple of vintage companions – a tin toy robot and tin toy hen (that used to lay eggs) get the trip of a lifetime.  And he takes advantage of Hong Kong’s scrapyards to come up with a novel upcycling idea for a fish tank.

Episode 5 – Go For a Spin
Bong travels back in time to visit shining examples of the Kombi vans of the 60s and the MG Midgets of the 1930s.  What possesses people to take on such huge restoration projects?  And he mixes it up by turning an old turntable digital!

Episode 6 – Capture the Moment (Philippines)
Remember the Kodak Box Brownie?  Bong travels to the historic town of Taal in the Philippines to breathe life back into a much loved 1930s camera. And an old wooden camera tripod takes his fancy for an upcycling project that would fill any lounge with character.