Area(s) of Focus
Final Year Project(s)
A+Z is a short film about two best friends, Ash and Zoe, journeying back to their old school – and the past – to dig up a time capsule before it’s destroyed, only to find that they may be burying their friendship instead.
Two’s A Crowd aims to address issues of social insecurity and self-expression. Singapore prides itself in being westernized city, yet our society still holds itself to traditional Asian concepts of group-oriented values and “face”. We are careful when expressing ourselves in daily situations – going against the majority means we risk ‘losing face’ and ‘losing popularity’.
Tracy is pretty, sweet and helpful towards all her friends; however, all this is just a façade, fabricated to gain social acceptance and popularity from her peers. One day, Tracy’s inner conscience appears as a manifestation of a lady in a crow mask, and starts getting in the way when Tracy finds herself in situations of moral conflict.
Through a simple, light-hearted approach of Tracy’s interactions with the Crow Woman and her experience in University, the film addresses fundamental questions: how far do we go or change ourselves to stay popular and accepted, and where do we place the line between social acceptance and self-acceptance?
In 18th-century London, housemaid Eva narrowly avoids being crushed by a falling pillar in a freak accident one rainy day. She is saved, but the incident leaves her saviour William paralyzed waist-down and in critical condition instead. The two form an unlikely bond in hospital, but before Eva is able to make amends, they get separated.
An unlikely relationship develops over their next few lifetimes as they are brought back together again and again – while fate plays for Eva to repay her debt to William, circumstances and choices in life threaten to push them apart, questioning and pushing the concept of soul mates in life.