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15 mins
Not Your Ordinary Love Story
Singapore’s very own, “Not Your Ordinary Love Story” is about two Down Syndrome youth from different family backgrounds discovering love, independence and their first time demonstrating a protest against the ‘world’ and their parents. A fun and outgoing Hana meets a rich and sheltered Jeremy and they innocently fall in love almost instantly. Their love interest starts to draw their mother’s attention. With 2 mothers of different personalities, how far will their love journey go?A Viddsee Original ProductionThis series was made for StoriesTogether, an initiative that aims to bring hope through films during challenging times and beyond.As part of this initiative, we’re driving donations to Community Chest, which supports more than 80 social service agencies that work towards empowering the lives of the disadvantaged. Support here.Director Statement: Love makes men feel like heroes and leaves women on cloud nine. Many love stories have been made retelling the love between strong men and women. For his directorial debut, Safiyuddin wanted to showcase a love story for those who feel the most but has the least voice. The Down Syndrome’s community has long been seen as a community that needs taking care of but everyone deserves to feel like heroes. Through ‘Not Your Ordinary Love Story’, he hopes to be able to open the backdrop and let viewers have a peek into the lives of these communities and their loved ones as they fight for their chance to love like any of us.
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14 mins
Man's Best Friend
For the tens of thousands of Singaporeans who share their lives and homes with dogs, one thing is for certain. A dog is more than a pet, a dog is family.In this intimate documentary portrait, we explore the relationship between dog and owner through the eyes of four diverse Singapore residents who, though their experiences may vary, have all learned one thing; that owning a dog will change your life.Four people, four dogs, four unique stories.A Viddsee Original ProductionThis series was made for StoriesTogether, an initiative that aims to bring hope through films during challenging times and beyond.As part of this initiative, we’re driving donations to Community Chest, which supports more than 80 social service agencies that work towards empowering the lives of the disadvantaged. Support here.Director Statement: "No two dogs share the same story.MAN’S BEST FRIEND: A DOGUMENTARY looks at shedding a light on four different stories through the eyes of Singapore’s loyal canine companions, and the intricate relationships they share with their human family.With the dawn of a pandemic that brought about waves of uncertainty, 2020 had been an especially hard year for many of us. The idea of introducing a film like MAN’S BEST FRIEND: A DOGUMENTARY came to us at a time when we felt the growing importance of sharing a little more love and a little more compassion to the world.Leia, Nikkou, Whisky and Frisbee have showered upon us, mere strangers, a lot of love in such a short period of time; and we hope that same kindness and affection we’ve experienced transcends through screens and time.
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16 mins
Preloved Daughter: Blessings
Salmah is pregnant with her first child after trying for so long. Excited yet struggling with a challenging pregnancy, she looked to her mother for support and to evoke warm memories of shared experiences. But what was to be a happy encounter turned sour with her mother’s revelation of Salmah’s true identity...A Viddsee Original ProductionThis series was made for StoriesTogether, an initiative that aims to bring hope through films during challenging times and beyond.As part of this initiative, we’re driving donations to Community Chest, which supports more than 80 social service agencies that work towards empowering the lives of the disadvantaged. Support here.Filmmaker Statement: Preloved Daughter covers the story of a Malay girl in search of her real identity (Chinese) after finding out that she is adopted since young. When I read the story, I was touched. While some give up their children for various reasons, others in this world have a selfless and unconditional love for children who are not their own. This brings us to think about the concept of family and a mother’s love. Family isn’t only in relation to blood ties; family is where one feels he/she belongs as well. The show also reflects a time of my growing up years – a time in the 1980s – where we searched for our identity as a young Singaporean in this fast-changing society. In an ever-changing world, we’re always in search of something new, something more. But it’s not just about what we’re looking for – it’s what we have all this while – that will pull us through the toughest times. In this time of the pandemic, Preloved Daughter seems even more relevant, giving us hope, and reminding us that with strong family support and love, we can overcome the difficulties in life.
12 mins
Preloved Daughter: Lost And Found
Salmah struggles to navigate the multi-layered revelation of being an adopted child, of a different race. She finds difficulty at work when she’s representing a cause she isn’t sure if she should. Who is Salmah, really? Hamzah helps Salmah on the search for her biological family. Meanwhile, Minah confides in Salmah about why she had kept this secret about her past for this long...A Viddsee Original ProductionThis series was made for StoriesTogether, an initiative that aims to bring hope through films during challenging times and beyond.As part of this initiative, we’re driving donations to Community Chest, which supports more than 80 social service agencies that work towards empowering the lives of the disadvantaged. Support here.Filmmaker Statement: Preloved Daughter covers the story of a Malay girl in search of her real identity (Chinese) after finding out that she is adopted since young. When I read the story, I was touched. While some give up their children for various reasons, others in this world have a selfless and unconditional love for children who are not their own. This brings us to think about the concept of family and a mother’s love. Family isn’t only in relation to blood ties; family is where one feels he/she belongs as well. The show also reflects a time of my growing up years – a time in the 1980s – where we searched for our identity as a young Singaporean in this fast-changing society. In an ever-changing world, we’re always in search of something new, something more. But it’s not just about what we’re looking for – it’s what we have all this while – that will pull us through the toughest times. In this time of the pandemic, Preloved Daughter seems even more relevant, giving us hope, and reminding us that with strong family support and love, we can overcome the difficulties in life.
11 mins
Preloved Daughter: Suspicions
An ad in the newspapers brings exciting news for Salmah, but Minah is troubled by the turn of events as Salmah becomes close to Ah Hong… Meanwhile, Salmah faces the risk of losing her job, and gossip has it that Hamzah might be having an affair with their neighbour Yanti - resulting in a life-threatening situation for Salmah and her unborn child...A Viddsee Original ProductionThis series was made for StoriesTogether, an initiative that aims to bring hope through films during challenging times and beyond.As part of this initiative, we’re driving donations to Community Chest, which supports more than 80 social service agencies that work towards empowering the lives of the disadvantaged. Support here.Filmmaker Statement: Preloved Daughter covers the story of a Malay girl in search of her real identity (Chinese) after finding out that she is adopted since young. When I read the story, I was touched. While some give up their children for various reasons, others in this world have a selfless and unconditional love for children who are not their own. This brings us to think about the concept of family and a mother’s love. Family isn’t only in relation to blood ties; family is where one feels he/she belongs as well. The show also reflects a time of my growing up years – a time in the 1980s – where we searched for our identity as a young Singaporean in this fast-changing society. In an ever-changing world, we’re always in search of something new, something more. But it’s not just about what we’re looking for – it’s what we have all this while – that will pull us through the toughest times. In this time of the pandemic, Preloved Daughter seems even more relevant, giving us hope, and reminding us that with strong family support and love, we can overcome the difficulties in life.
13 mins
Preloved Daughter: Beneath The Mother's Feet
With Hamzah’s help, Yanti and Mdm Tan familial bond bring them on a new journey outside of town. Salmah finds comfort in Minah’s advice and Hamzah’s support once again, and life soon returns to normal… or so she thought. A year later, a woman shows up at her door with an ad in hand…Is Salmah willing to take that chance again?A Viddsee Original ProductionThis series was made for StoriesTogether, an initiative that aims to bring hope through films during challenging times and beyond.As part of this initiative, we’re driving donations to Community Chest, which supports more than 80 social service agencies that work towards empowering the lives of the disadvantaged. Support here.Filmmaker Statement: Preloved Daughter covers the story of a Malay girl in search of her real identity (Chinese) after finding out that she is adopted since young. When I read the story, I was touched. While some give up their children for various reasons, others in this world have a selfless and unconditional love for children who are not their own. This brings us to think about the concept of family and a mother’s love. Family isn’t only in relation to blood ties; family is where one feels he/she belongs as well. The show also reflects a time of my growing up years – a time in the 1980s – where we searched for our identity as a young Singaporean in this fast-changing society. In an ever-changing world, we’re always in search of something new, something more. But it’s not just about what we’re looking for – it’s what we have all this while – that will pull us through the toughest times. In this time of the pandemic, Preloved Daughter seems even more relevant, giving us hope, and reminding us that with strong family support and love, we can overcome the difficulties in life.
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