Director: Han Xuemei
Rating: PG / 23 mins
On a particular morning, three vulnerable individuals unknowingly cross paths and play a part in changing one another's destinies.
Xuemei has directed and produced many short films. She edited television trailers for many of Channel 8's programmes induring her internship at Mediacorp. Some of the projects she has worked on include the TrueHearts Charity Show commissioned by the Community Chest, and National Day Parade. She is currently a freelance editor.
The Beat of the City that Freezed
Director: Joo Choon Lin
Rating: G / 8 mins
Integrating the historic significance and contemporary landscape of the Senn Kaikan building (an abandoned textile shop), The Beat of the City that Freezed is a site-specific work made for the Aichi Triennale 2010.
The animation features sculptural pieces that are made with photographs of street objects printed on fabric and a water monster inspired by the Kappa from Japanese mythology.
Joo Choon Lin (b.1984) makes experimental stop-motion animation across various disciplines, including drawing, sculpture and printmaking. Joo has actively participated in various exhibitions such as the 4th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale (2008), Aichi Triennale 2010, Come Out and Play at 8Q!, 8Q Singapore Art Museum and Lost in the City, National Museum of Singapore. Filmography - Come Out and Play! (2008), Come Out and Play! 2 (2009), The Beat of the City that Freezed (2010).
Too Far North
Director: Koo Chia Meng
Rating: PG / 5 mins
For the people and the places that took us away and brought home with us.
Chia Meng has made short films previously, namely Empty Heart (2007), Man in a Snow Globe (2009), and HOT! (2010), thesis film for his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Filmmaking at NTU. Man in a Snow Globe premiered at the Vancouver Singapore Film Festival 2009 while HOT! premiered at the 6th Singapore Short Film Festival this year. Most recently, he completed a music video as part of Noise Singapore 2010, promoting local arts and music during the Youth Olympics. He is currently exploring video workshops for youths, dance films and possibly, a new narrative short film in 2011.