Director: Joshua Ng, Faridah Saad
Rating: NC16 / 18 mins
In a land oft-labelled soft authoritarian, and which is most famous for silencing direct opponents and banning the Far Eastern Economic Review, do people have a voice? Enter Singapore Satire, a documentary that analyses this critique-mechnism which has existed since Greco-Roman democracy. It is a seminal catalogue and an original analysis of locally-produced televised and filmic satire.
Joshua Ng is a Temasek Polytechnic graduate of Communications & Media Management. During his internship at MTV Asia and Nickelodeon Asia, he gained experience in video production, acting and presenting. Singapore Satire is the culmination of mass communications training and his more recent liberal arts education at National University of Singapore.
Director: Don Aravind
Rating: PG / 7 mins
A heart-warming tale of a terminally ill old man sent to
a hospice to spend his last days and his granddaughter who misses him dearly.
Don Aravind was a graduate from Ngee Ann Polytechnic's School of Film and Media Studies. He is currently pursuing his degree in the fine arts in Nanyang Technological University's School of Art, Design and Media.
Director: James Ho
Rating: PG / 16 mins
Ah Gong (grandfather) is new to the family and tries to bridge the gap with his grandson, Jim, by telling him imaginative. ficticious stories of his past heroics. Jim is drawn in by the stories but learns that Ah Gong is not what he portrays himself to be. Ah Gong must then earn back the trust of his grandson.
A Ngee Ann Polytechnic graduate with a Diploma in Film, Sound & Video, James likes to attempt things out of the ordinary such as, turning a library into a disco in RingTone (2009) or filming a paperboat floating out to sea in Paperboat (2009). More recently, James embarked on a film called Stories (2010), where he integrates elements of a samurai, gangster, hero and even a hamster into the film. He is now currently in the process of conceptualizing another unique short film.