The Substation Moving Images presents
FIRST TAKE
4 May 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. FORGET ME NOT / AJAY ZAHDO, AMIR HUSSAIN, SYED IDROS & HAMIDI BIN YAHYA / 11 MIN / 2008 / PG



Ali is a young man with a bad memory, which is a constant problem in his life. One day when he is alone at home, he gets a visit from an old friend, John. They catch up with old times but slowly Ali starts to discover that John is not merely visiting him...

AASK productions was founded by four friends, Ajay Zadho, Amir Hussain, Syed Idros & Hamidi bin Yahya, who met in Singapore polytechnic and joined a theatre club. There, they discovered their interest in short films and have produced 4-5 short films to date. Their previous film IT KILLS won the 1st prize in the Health Promotion Board film competition in January 2008.

2. IMPIAN LAMA / YUSRI SAPARI / 15 MIN / 2008 / PG



Starshot Estates is the workplace of Ahmad, a young security officer who's new to his job. You can call him a slacker and he complains a lot. Working late nights has taken a toll on him as now he feels?the condominium is 'keras'. What he means is that there's been some strange things going on at Starshot Estates. One night, he gets himself into things no one can really be ever prepared for.

Yusri Sapari, also known as Shaggy to most, recently graduated from Republic Polytechnic with Diploma in New Media specializing in Media and Entertainment. He's keen on the more technical side of film-making. As for now, he hopes to be a location sound recordist.

3. A TA-TA FROM A TU-TU / RUSSELL MORTON / 7 MIN / 2008 /



When you are all alone and you hear strange music, donít open the closed door!

4. BRAZEN / LINUS CHEN / 20 MIN / 2008 / PG



Two government agents must go against their own unit to uproot a corrupting force against their nation.

Linus attended the University of California, Santa Cruz, graduating with a B. A. in Film production. BRAZEN is his first Singapore short film. He recently directed SURESHOT, a five minute action drama.

5. A LIONíS PRIDE / WESLEY AROOZOO / 8 MIN / 2008 / PG



During Chinese New Year, the Lion Dance Lion dances a celebratory dance to usher in prosperity and fortune. For the rest of the year, it is left abandoned, jobless and struggling in the wilderness.

Wesley Leon Aroozoo is currently a 2nd year film student at Nanyang Technological University. His previous short films have been screened and awarded in film festivals locally and abroad. He is currently in the midst of post production with his 7th short film entitled ĎKissing Facesí.


SUBMISSIONS ARE WELCOME ALL YEAR ROUND! For more information or to screen your work at First Take, please visit our website at The Substation - A home for the arts 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, supported by the Singapore Film Commission and Kodak as the main sponsor!