Singapore Shorts ’21 – Selection 1

13th August 2021
Friday 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Venue:

Oldham Theatre

Description:

There will be five short films screened for Selection 1 of Singapore Shorts ‘21.
This screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the filmmakers.  

The Rating for Selection 1 is 

I Took A Nap and I Miss You
Directed by: Shelby Kho
Runtime: 12 minutes
Country: Singapore
Language: English
Rating: PG13 (Some Coarse Language)

WORLD PREMIERE 

Synopsis
Recently widowed Liz struggles with grief while raising her two daughters – Gigi, a cynical teen venturing into romance, and pre-teen Stacy, whose imaginary boyfriend is her getting bullied at school. A coming-of-age, drama-comedy mockumentary about three women, all operating on what-ifs and varying circumstances of the heart.

About the Director
Shelby Kho has always watched how people function – people who look when you say “don’t look”, who say “what?” when they’ve heard the sentence – firing her up to translate the human condition into film.

What We May Be
Directed by: Ashwind Menon
Runtime: 19 minutes 46 seconds
Country: Singapore
Language: English, Bahasa Melayu
Rating: NC16 (Some Coarse Language and Drug References)

SOUTHEAST ASIAN PREMIERE 

Awards

BEST ACTOR
NYFA Media Student & Open Youth Category 2020

Synopsis
An ex-convict of substance abuse tries to win over his 9-year-old son and reintegrate back into society. His value as a father and a man is challenged as he goes through a particularly trying day.

About the Director
Ashwind Menon graduated from LASALLE’s Puttnam School of Film and Animation, now working freelance on TVCs, short films, feature films, and most recently on HBO’s Westworld. His art is inspired by human connections and social realism.

The Visit
Directed by: Morrie Tan
Runtime: 9 minutes 6 seconds
Country: Singapore
Language: English, Mandarin
Rating: PG

Synopsis
Month after month, Ting makes a solo trip to visit her father in prison, talking only through a glass panel in his windowless cell. She is determined to not let anything separate him from her and the realities of the world despite having to shoulder her emotional burdens alone.

About the Director
Morrie Tan, a 2019 Animation graduate from LASALLE College of the Arts, creates stories that are genuine and often autobiographical. Her film The Growth has screened locally – at Cartoons Underground and Digicon6 – and internationally.

Uncle Goose Waits For A Phone Call
Original Title: 断舍离
Directed by: Kew Lin
Runtime: 15 minutes
Country: Singapore
Language: Teochew
Rating: PG

Synopsis
To stay waiting for an old friend’s phone call, the lonesome Uncle Goose does not leave his home for days. However when food runs out, Uncle Goose decides to go to literal great lengths in order to keep the telephone by his side. This is Kew Lin’s fifth narrative short film.

About the Director
Kew Lin directs with the attitude of a contrarian and an obsession for absurdity. He has produced many Chinese documentaries. As a visual effects artist, his credits include films such as Interstellar, The Avengers, and The Hunger Games.

Reunion Dinner
Original Title: 团圆饭
Directed by: Danielle Koh Wei
Runtime: 14 minutes 49 seconds
Country: Singapore
Language: Mandarin, Teochew
Rating: PG13 (Some Disturbing Scenes)

Synopsis
Ah Ma, a lonely elderly woman suffering from dementia longs for her family to be united again. But when her children stop visiting her, she wonders if her family has forgotten her.

About the Director
Danielle Koh Wei is a fresh graduate from Singapore Polytechnic’s Media & Communications faculty looking to learn more about the beauty of filmmaking. Her final-year film Reunion Dinner is her directorial debut, produced, and edited entirely by herself.

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