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The Underdogs “五”侠小说 Episode 1
Yuan, a well-rounded genius got kicked out of several top schools for being an inattentive and distracted student. Yuan’s dad was left with no choice but to admit him into a neighbourhood school. Little did they know, this particular school is ruled by 4 different gangs, English – 英美, Math – 数灵 18, Science – ⻄读 & Art – 五当. Due to his outstanding results, Math, English & Science gang leaders were all fighting for him, literally. Amidst the scuffle, San Feng, the leader of 五当 found Yuan’s comic book on the floor. Impressed by his talents, San Feng defended and fought for him.A Viddsee Original ProductionDirector Statement: In an article on June 14 2020, The Sunday Times revealed the results of a commissioned survey on people's perceptions of essential jobs within the context of a pandemic. Doctors were ranked number 1 as under essential jobs and Artists were ranked number 1 under non-essential jobs.It is undeniable that we are not as essential as compared to doctors and nurses in this pandemic but artists that non essential?Even without a pandemic, a majority of the population deems the art industry as nugatory but can you imagine a life without music, movies, fashion labels, games, advertisements etc.? This series talks about the struggles faced by many passionate young artists who are constantly being persuaded by others to not pursue their passion as there is no future in the creative industry.
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The Underdogs “五”侠小说 Episode 2
After winning the fight, Yuan cluelessly joins 五当 and went on to live the most liberating and happiest moments of his life. Drawing inspiration from their real-life adventures, he weaved their characters and scenarios into his comic book. For the first time ever, Yuan finally feels heard and supported. He found somewhere he truly belongs. Meanwhile, San Feng’s parents discovers Yuan’s comic book and assumed that it was created by San Feng. They are over the moon and are very proud of their son for finally revealing his creative side. Claiming credits to their creative genes. San Feng is overwhelmed by the praises and blinded by his own pride, he hid the truth from them.A Viddsee Original ProductionDirector Statement: In an article on June 14 2020, The Sunday Times revealed the results of a commissioned survey on people's perceptions of essential jobs within the context of a pandemic. Doctors were ranked number 1 as under essential jobs and Artists were ranked number 1 under non-essential jobs.It is undeniable that we are not as essential as compared to doctors and nurses in this pandemic but artists that non essential?Even without a pandemic, a majority of the population deems the art industry as nugatory but can you imagine a life without music, movies, fashion labels, games, advertisements etc.? This series talks about the struggles faced by many passionate young artists who are constantly being persuaded by others to not pursue their passion as there is no future in the creative industry.
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The Underdogs “五”侠小说 Episode 3
Their friendship blossomed but at the expense of Yuan’s relationship with his dad. Yuan’s dad is very harsh on him when it comes to studies. After finding out that Yuan is a part of 五当, he tears up his drawings and destroys his materials. Guilt trips Yuan with his mother’s death into giving up drawing just so he can focus on his studies with the hopes of him becoming a doctor or lawyer when he grows up.Reluctantly, Yuan abandons the gang without a word and joins 数灵 18. Even though he made the right choice by his father’s expectation, he feels dejected.A Viddsee Original ProductionDirector Statement: In an article on June 14 2020, The Sunday Times revealed the results of a commissioned survey on people's perceptions of essential jobs within the context of a pandemic. Doctors were ranked number 1 as under essential jobs and Artists were ranked number 1 under non-essential jobs.It is undeniable that we are not as essential as compared to doctors and nurses in this pandemic but artists that non essential?Even without a pandemic, a majority of the population deems the art industry as nugatory but can you imagine a life without music, movies, fashion labels, games, advertisements etc.? This series talks about the struggles faced by many passionate young artists who are constantly being persuaded by others to not pursue their passion as there is no future in the creative industry.
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17 mins
Seow On 7
A day in the life between the neighbourhood nagging senior, Aunty Seow, and a young, newly wedded couple, Colin and Joann, sends the three into the heart of every trivial neighbourhood squabbles that quickly escalates and leaves each of them with their own emotional trauma.A day of remembering and honouring the death anniversary of Aunty Seow’s late husband was met with a rowdy night of food, drinks and bustling mahjong throughout the night. Aunty Seow and the couple faced each other in a confrontation that no one wants to have. The three must now decide, in their own way, what to do to make their living conditions better for one another - to continue being sworn enemies, or to leave ego at the door and welcome a new friend?A Viddsee Original ProductionDirector Statement: Young or old, all of us will have at least one encounter with a neighbour that does not have the same frequency as us. Maybe one that makes noise when we want things to be quiet and another, does things that we cannot live with. An annoying neighbour is a staple in every neighbourhood yet we will never understand their lives if we do not reach out to them. People live in different conditions and lifestyles even though they live in the same apartment building. And that is what makes life quite beautiful and colourful in its own way. When was the last time you really get to know your neighbour and invite them for a meal? When was the last time you actually have a conversation with them? This film explores not only the generational gaps that haunts everyone of every age but also to explore the idea that to make strangers into friends, you must be the one that reaches out your hand. And who knows, you will make a friend or two?
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