The Substation Moving Images presents
FIRST TAKE
2 March 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. CONTEMPLATION / CLEMENT CHUA / 8 MIN / 2008 / G
CONTEMPLATION traces the journey a man embarks on as he walks around his neighborhood after realizing he's slowly losing his sight. Even as his vision weakens and deteriorates, he struggles to come to terms with it. Will he just lose his optical vision or will he lose his life's vision as well?

Clement always endeavors to impact rather than impress in all his works. He has directed for television, films and stage plays and finds directing therapeutic for the soul and strongly believes in film as a viable and beautiful outlet for creative expression.

2. UNCLEBOY / JANNAH MONJIAT / 24 MIN / 2007 /
Uncleboy is an unfortunate lover of alcohol. This is a documentary that shows his life as he had lived. Watch as he decides to change hi life for the better and leave his demons behind.

Jannah Monjiat is a graduate from Republic Polytechnic with a love for music films & the arts.

3. NO TEN DOLLARS RIDE / VIGNESWARAN RAJKUMAR / 8 MIN / 2008 /
The documentary documents two trishaw riders and the tiring work of this backbreaking profession. In a series of short interviews, the film reveals a trishaw rider’s average earnings and some of the unpleasant experiences they often face at work. References are also made to the recent bullying incident where three foreigners picked on an old trishaw rider.

Vignes is a fresh and avid filmmaker who likes to explore new ideas and concepts through the visual medium. He is actively involved in the local broadcast scene as an editor and producer. This is his first short documentary film.

4. PLATFORM 1932 / NAWWAR SYAHIRAH / 24 MIN / 2008 / PG
The once grand Tanjong Pagar Railway Station is fading away, but it remains significant to an atypical ‘community’ of diverse individuals, linked not only by the fact that their life stories would be incomplete without the existence of the Station, but also by their shared desire to preserve their own ways of life in a shared space between Singapore and Malaysia.

Nawwar believes that in today’s world of saturated popular culture, the voice of lesser-known features of society will give audiences a refreshing perspective, and with this project, she hopes to create an insightful documentary on a slice of Singapore’s forgotten history.

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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 / movingimages@substation.org

First Take is presented as part of The Substation Moving Images programme and supported by the Singapore Film Commission!