Family Short Films
Breaking News: Ep 5 - Balik
Hafiz’s relationship with his mother is a significant aspect. As the only child and the golden child, he has always lived up to his mother's expectations, and she believes he holds a high-status job that keeps him away from home. However, an incident forced him to make a difficult decision during his phone call with his mum.
Scene City S6: Not Today
A furniture restorer, Ah Lim, cares for his Alzheimer's-stricken wife, Monica, and refuses to replace their marital bed with a "Smart hospital bed," causing tension with his son Ah Min. Years later, Ah Min, now bedridden and lonely, calls customer service agent Joanne. He keeps insisting that she call him by Ah Min, like how his parents used to address him. He strives for a human connection and reminisces about his parents' loving relationship. Joanne finally reveals herself to be a virtual chat bot but acknowledges his request to address him as Ah Min. The story highlights the value of human connection and the limitations of technology in providing warmth and companionship.
Scene City S6: The Journey
Sherry goes on a journey to find out more about Islam with reasons not made known to us. With the help of her Malay Muslim best friend, she watches various videos, attends lectures and participates in the Ramadan activities (charity drive, communal iftar etc.) We soon learn that this is not her choice and that she is just fulfilling her late husband’s wish. Even as she gradually embraces and appreciates the Ramadan activities that come with her journey, she is conflicted and filled with turmoil, leading us to question why her husband puts her on this path.
Aisha, a young seamstress, is pregnant out of wedlock. When she tells the news to her conservative grandfather, he turns violent. He attempts to harm Aisha but is interrupted when a Pontianak appears, terrorizing them. The duo try to vanquish the Pontianak but ultimately fail. To save her grandfather, Aisha offers herself up as a sacrifice to the Pontianak. However, the Pontianak is there for more than just her...
Solidarity: After Still
A mother and daughter pick up the pieces in the aftermath of a father’s unforgivable crime.If you are experiencing family and domestic violence, break the silence.Call National Anti-Violence and Sexual Harassment Helpline (NAVH) 1800 777 0000In partnership with the Break The Silence campaign
For some reasons unknown to Sunny - a hard-headed Vietnamese KTV hostess working in Singapore - her usually quiet and obedient young daughter, Thanh, has decided to skip school today. Enraged and anxious to bring her back to school, Sunny instead experiences a series of events, catalysing delicate changes in her relationship with her daughter…If you are experiencing family and domestic violence, break the silence.Call National Anti-Violence and Sexual Harassment Helpline (NAVH) 1800 777 0000In partnership with the Break The Silence campaign