3 June 2009

Short Circuit - London [film synopsis]

Summer / Hong Khaou / 9 min
Leung has a chance to win a wish; it’s a wish he has to fight for.

If one succeeds in catching a falling leaf in mid flight, then a wish will be granted. Two best friends, Leung and Will, both 16 years old, go to the woods to catch themselves a wish. Through this we see Leung’s affection for his friend. We see his anxiety, confusion and excitement
hanging out with his friend and wanting to kiss him, but not knowing how to approach it. It’s a kiss he has to fight for.

Lola / Rae Lyn Lee / 10 min
Lola is a pole dancer, a stripper, and almost a woman. Having to come to terms with the changes in her body and the changes in her life throws her off balance. She searches for solace and acceptance, finding it not in others, but in herself.

Pink IC / Charmaine Wong / 12 min
Pink IC was made at the height of Remaking Singapore as well as ex-PM Goh’s significant interview with Time Asia Magazine, in which he announced that the government has allowed gay people to hold “sensitive” positions in civil service.
The personal is political and Pink IC offers a glimpse into the lives of 5 queer female Singaporeans, exploring what it means to be queer, female and Singaporean.

White / Tan Wei Keong / 2 min
A man, dissatisfied with a white cube for a head, decides to give it up immediately for a fanciful one in the name of self improvement, only to find himself unwillingly dealing with the consequences.

Locust / Victric Thng / 4 min
A momentary encounter evokes both a sense of fondness and bitterness of the heart. Moving and lyrical, the film’s Hong Kong backdrop heightens the emotive narration.

Don't Say Farewell Again / Eva Tang / 15 min
The lover has been deserted. A girl has just left her girlfriend and roams the city carrying shards in her heart. A passer-by becomes her companion on this journey through the vaults of her soul and of the city that is unable to offer any comfort.

Asian Girls Vol 2 (Memoirs of a Geisha) / Brian Gothong Tan / 4 min
A parody of the Hollywood film, played by kimono-clad drag queens.

Crocodile Journals / Yeo Lee Nah / 7 min
Living in disguise, a crocodile goes through the everyday, in a human world. One day, it gets invited to a masquerade party…

Miss A Shot / Ezzam Rahman and Ghazi Alqudcy / 8 min
A true enchanted tale from Woodlands New Town Garden. A man encounters a transgender person and they start engaging in coy, flirtatious repartee. Despite the humidity, sparks fly.

Wet Season / Michael Tay / 6 min
A stop-motion animation about a filmmaker who is trying to make a short film about his father. An funny, affectionate portrait and a sensitive meditation on mortality.

Katong Fugue / Boo Junfeng / 10 min
A boy with a hidden life and a mother desperately trying to reach out. This is a film adaptation of a short play of the same name written by Alfian Sa’at.

Autopsy / Loo Zihan / 7 min
This year, actor and director Loo Zihan appeared in 2 of the most controversial Singapore films ever produced—the gay-themed ‘Solos’ and ‘Pleasure Factory’. This documentary sensitively explores the subject of media sensationalism from the other side.

Monkey Love / Royston Tan / 10 min
In the evocative landscape of wintry Hokkaido, Monkeyboy (a young man in a monkey suit) searches for his stolen heart - but even the serene beauty of a mountain cannot redeem the failed connection.

Short Circuit – London
Friday 3rd July 2009
8.00pm - 10.00pm
(pre-screening reception at 7.00pm, screening begins at 8.00pm)

The Screening Room @ MPC
Moving Picture Company
127 Wardour Street, London W1F 0NL

Tickets cost £15.00 each (includes a complementary welcome drink)
All proceeds from this event will be donated to Oogachaga in Singapore.
Please email info@creativesinergy.com to BOOK your tickets.