Merry Morticians!

2006

Synopsis

In a dystopic world where the labour of children twelve years old and above is legitimised, merry morticians Roger and Kiat, his apprentice, find their lives spinning out of control when Grace, a young pleasure worker, hides in their van and begs to stay with them. A nascent romance blooms between Kiat and Grace, making Kiat neglect his apprenticeship while Roger struggles with being a responsible adult and not giving in to his forbidden desires that are voiced by a talking corpse. Torn between jealousy and desire, Roger takes Grace out of their lives, maims himself to cover up the truth and reclaims his apprentice for himself, as the final act of abandoning his morality and principles in this gritty tale of love, deceit and betrayal.

Director: Zoe Chu
Release Year: 2006
Subtitles: -
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Producer: Jasmine Teo
Rating: PG
Runtime: 29m38s
Production Country: Singapore
Accession No: 2007-D-0513
Availability: library@esplanade

Cast List:

  • Joe Pan
  • Joshua Ong
  • Geraldine Yeoh
  • Jamie Shawn Tan
  • Ezzam Rahman
  • Edmund Goh
  • Desmond Goh
  • Carolyn Quek
  • Annabelle Fernandez
  • Angela Chu
  • Mark Fernandez
  • Abigail Tan
  • Sherrie Tan
  • Amanda Koh
  • Lin Zhuang
  • Fiona Ng
  • Loh Chuan Hui

Crew:

  • Director/Scriptwriter - Zoe Chu
  • Director of Photography/Sound Design - Benny Loh
  • Producer/Editor - Darryl Li
  • Producer/Production Manager - Jasmine Teo
  • Casting - Zoe Chu, Jasmine Teo
  • Wardrobe Design - Licia Sucipto
  • Make-up & Styling - Elaine Chew
  • Art Assistant - Jasmine Teo, Jean Kao, Chia Shunyi
  • Art Director/Production Design - Zoe Chu
  • Production Assistant - Jean Kao, Chia Shunyi
  • 1st Assistant Director - Darryl Li
  • Stills Photographer - Carolyn Quek
  • Sound Crew - Beng Kheng "BK", Andy Koh
  • Lighting Grip - Song Yizhuang, Robert Tan, Derrick Loo, Brandon Lee
  • Camera Assistant - Wesley Wong
  • Colourist - Darryl Li
  • Audio Post-Production - Benny Loh
  • Original Music/Additional Sound Design - Cheong Siew Leong, Melvin Png
  • Additional Music - Benny Loh, Darryl Li
  • Supervising Producer - Nikki Draper

Keywords:

  • Occupations: Mortician, Pleasure Worker, Prostitute, Apprentice
  • People: Children, Corpse, Dead
  • Places: Morgue, Funeral Home
  • Costumes: Jumpsuit, Goth
  • Activities: Theft, Work, Makeup, Lying, Maiming
  • Themes: Child Exploitation, Child Labour, Dystopia, Conscience, Love, Desire, Immorality, Deceit, Betrayal, Moral Debate, Jealousy, Lust, Corruption