4th January 2009, 06:43 PM
[Free Short Film Screening]: First Take - January
The Substation Moving Images presents
5 January 2009
The Substation Theatre
8pm, FREE ADMISSION
First Take, happening every 1st Monday of the month at The Substation,
is a popular screening of new local short films and is followed by a
Q&A with the filmmakers. A platform for new filmmakers and anyone who
is interested in filmmaking to meet, exchange ideas and show their
work. See the future talents of Singapore film!
1. SCENES FROM A BREAK-UP / MARK KWAN / 7 MIN / PG /
A story of a marriage that has broken down, told documentary-style,
from the contrasting points of view of the husband and the wife.
Mark is a teacher and a film buff, he has directed a few short films
and was the recipient of two merit awards at the 2006 National
Scriptwriting Competition (Feature Film and Television Pilot). He is
presently working on a feature-length script, LIES, a contemporary
drama about the secret lives of two seemingly picture-perfect couples.
2. A SOFT PRAYER FOR THE ONE / CHUA JINGDU / 3 MIN / PG /
A really short story about a guy takes a bus ride and decides to
perform a simple act of love in the purest way.
Jingdu (JD) graduated from the School of Film and Media Studies, Ngee
Ann Polytechnic. He specializes in screenwriting and has directed a
few films and videos. JD loves and usually does drama thrillers;
PRAYER is his first work of a different genre.
3. OUR LAST DAY / KENNY TAN / 32 MIN / 2007 / PG
17 year-old Midori Nakamura leaves suburban Yokohama (Japan) with her
family, and settles in to a new life in cosmopolitan Singapore. Shy
and reserved, she finds it daunting and difficult adjusting to
city-life in a foreign country, till she meets 15 year-old Reiko
Sakaguchi, a cheery, outspoken girl studying in the same college.
OUR LAST DAY, my 2nd short film, was an exciting attempt to write and
direct a “local-foreign” film, with the notion of fusion and
cross-cultural interaction that has always interest me. This project
also seeks to transform and give Singapore’s stereotypical urban
landscape a fresh new perspective. OUR LAST DAY is my 3rd production
attempt and my 2nd short film after LORONG 27 (2003) and 12:17 (music
4. URBAN INVASION / GRACE TENG / 5 MIN / 2008 / PG
What happens when forces conspire to prevent you from enjoying as
simple a pleasure as reading a book? This film is a short, quirky look
at the nature of urban interaction.
Grace Teng is an amateur filmmaker currently without a paying job.
Previous films include MURPHY’S LAW (screened at First Take), IV
LEAGUE and SUFFERING FOR SUCCESS (part of the S-Express Programme at
the Asian Film Symposium). She is currently working on a stop-motion film.
SUBMISSIONS ARE WELCOME ALL YEAR ROUND! For more information or to
screen your work at First Take, please visit our website at
www.substation.org or contact
the Programme Manager of Moving Images at 6337 7535 /
First Take is presented as part of The Substation Moving Images
programme and supported by the Singapore Film Commission!