Carlyna Tambunan

Class of 2017

Final Year Project(s)


Boys Don't Dance at NTU ADM Portfolio

Boys Don’t Dance is a narrative film that both questions and celebrates the right of individuality in a conformist and homophobic society through the eyes of a queer boy named Ono.

Ono aspires to be a ballet dancer but it is quite impossible in his society. He is in love with one of his school’s athletes, Ryan, who is in love with him back but doesn’t want to be found out. One day, after getting beaten up by Ryan’s teammates, Ono falls into another world and meets a group of circus performers who show him that he can be whoever he wants to be.

Johnny at NTU ADM Portfolio

 “Johnny” starts off featuring a young man named Johnny who woke up in his room, surrounded by his family members (Jennifer, Johnny and Dad). Covered in bandages and bruises, Johnny struggles to get up and appeared to be suffering from a short term amnesia. He learned from his sister, Jennifer, that he had been in a coma for days after being involved in a brutal car accident.

 Even though Johnny was steadily recovering, he could only move around the house in a wheelchair. Jennifer, as a protective big sister, took special care of her brother and seldom allowed him to move around unsupervised. Confined and oppressed, Johnny started growing suspicious about the people in the household and the information he had been fed with.     

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