I’m excited to share that I’ll be directing a short film soon!
Titled “JUST BECAUSE WE’RE FRIENDS”, it follows a young woman who one night initiates sex with her prudish male best friend in the hope of starting romance. But things become complicated, putting their friendship at risk.
Can love come after sex? Or must love come first before sex?
The film is inspired by the common societal pressure to get married in your 20s, particularly for women. While some of my single friends have turned to Tinder, others have settled down with someone they’ve known since young or through school. This short film will explore the latter scenario, but with sex thrown in as a stumbling block.
Through a comedic, light-hearted approach, this project hopes to open up conversations and entertain at the same time.
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Can’t wait to share more with you this filmmaking journey :)
It’s been a while since I last enjoyed a kid-centered film, let alone one that delves into an adult-centric topic with aplomb.
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“How many female film directors can you name?” asked my friend.
- Sofia Coppola
- Kathryn Bigelow
- Andrea Arnold
I was stuck. I had no problem rattling off names of famous male directors. Yet, I don’t even know enough female directors to count on one hand.
Continue reading How I Saw More Women-Directed Films in 2016 than in My Entire Life
I have to admit: I have a certain fascination with park benches. Blame it on films such as “500 Days of Summer” and “Forrest Gump”.
It is the fantasy that, when you sit on an isolated bench by yourself, a (attractive) stranger of an opposite gender will come to take on the bench’s other half. As you start talking with the person, you realise that both of you get along really well. Some magical conversations ensue.
Of course, such things are called fantasies for a reason. These things don’t always happen in real life, but they can occur from time to time.
Of the bench encounters I’ve had, only one has been memorable thus far. It occurred two years ago in Prague, Czech Republic. The bench was on the hill of Schoenbornská Zahrada. I was resting after a long walk, while the man was taking a cigarette break. The park provided us with an escape from the urban life. We spoke for close to an hour about life in general. After our descent down the hill, we came back to the reality of Prague, and we parted ways. We didn’t even exchange names the whole time.
Here’s to many more interesting bench encounters in life.
Botanics Garden, Singapore.
Recently, I finished watching Stanley Kubrick’s films (except for Eyes Wide Shut, which is inaccessible in Singapore). So, I decided to focus on another director’s body of work, and I settled with Jean-Luc Godard. Maybe, I was feeling guilty for not watching enough French films when I was studying near Paris for 6 months. Maybe, I wanted to improve my French. But, I think my main reason for the choice was that I have never delved into French New Wave (Nouvelle Vague) films before. My prior experience was only with “Jules et Jim” by François Truffaut, which was also within the past year.
Continue reading Day 40: France & Godard