Call Up Fall In: Episode 1

Samuel, a Singaporean who lived in the United States his whole life, returns to Singapore for his National Service. He reconnects himself with his grandmother but feels foreign to their day-to-day interaction. Next day, Samuel enlists in the army and meets his new section mates for the first time.

A Viddsee Original Production

Director Statement:
Singapore is a multiracial and multicultural country and yet, we sometimes see racial disputes and cultural debates on social media. Most of these comments get amplified into a full-on rage argument online. It saddens us to see just how much some Singaporeans do not respect each other's culture. We wish to put across the message that even though we are different in race, background, beliefs and culture, we can all still live in harmony. Even through difficult times and emerge stronger together. Call Up Fall In, look into a plot where a Singaporean who has no recollection of our local culture and has to relearn and rediscover our country's local lingo and culture. This character placement will lead us to understand that through a mandatory National Service, doesn’t matter your racial background, individuals can forge a stronger bond through the challenges they face together. National Service exposes us to people from different walks of life and it is a pivotal 2 years of a man’s life. It’s the best years to gain life-long friends that we can truly rely on, regardless of race or religion. As such, we hope that this short series will serve as a reminder to always put ourselves into the shoes of others and be understanding of each other’s cultures.