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The Substation Moving Images presents
FIRST TAKE
5 October 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. THE RAVEN/ NELSON YEO / 6 MIN / 2009 / PG



Synopsis:
The Raven stands atop the building looking down onto the street. He is the observer, the guardian and the grim reaper, making sure that someone who’s about to die a natural death dies a NATURAL DEATH…

Director's Bio:
Nelson is currently majoring in digital filmmaking in the NTU School of Art, Design & Media. His shorts, “A Fistful of Yusof Ishaks” and “Ginseng Boy”, have been shown at First Take and the Singapore International Film Festival (non-finalist) respectively. He is currently finishing up his short film, “A Hole in the Bed”.

2. LOVE LAWS / CHERIYAN LYDIA NATALIA / 17 MIN / 2009 / NC16



Synopsis:
The Love Laws govern who should be loved, how much, and by whom. Despite this, Ammu Kochamma, a Touchable widow, has an illicit relationship with her Untouchable lover, Velutha Paapen, and plans to flee with him. The story unfolds to show the dire consequences of transgressing these rules; thus pushes the characters to their limit. Love Laws explores the meaning of forbidden love against the backdrop of tradition.

Director's Bio:
I sought to create an Indian iconographic piece in the parameters of Singapore while exploring an intense dimension towards the film, filing it with beautiful landscapes while subtly mirroring that of India. Being greatly influence by the works of Director Deepa Mehta and the fascination of the New Indian Cinema, I present a film for all to follow the plight of the characters, while enjoying the emotional journey alongside them.

3. REDFICTION / GIRI ARNAGA / 14 MIN / 2009 / PG



Synopsis:
Marco seems to be delusional, from time to time he sees costumed bunnies interacting with him. He stumbles upon a mysterious advertisement while watching a midnight show claiming to sell a product that helps the consumer to achieve his goal. The product is called “REDFICTION”

Director's Bio:
The theme of the film is mind over matter. The story itself is about a guy changing for the better even in extreme situations. Ultimately we want to show that when you put your mind into something, it is achievable.

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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
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 and supported by the Singapore Film Commission and has Kodak as our Main Sponsor in 2009!

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