Interview with Isazaly Mhd Isa – Corridor (Jury Prize – Civic Life: Where The Heart Is)
The curtains have been drawn on Civic Life’s Where The Heart Is 90-second film competition and a winner has been picked from the myriad entries depicting life in this island we call Home.
“I was brought up at a small HDB estate called Farrer Road. And I lived on the 7th floor, which had a common corridor just like my film. It would’ve been great to film it there, but like many old HDB flats, its no longer standing. In fact it is rare to find flats with long corridors these days. However, by luck for this film there is a flat near my house that has the same features as my old flat and so I thought, why not make ‘Corridor’ for this! The original ‘Corridor’ is much bigger scale, so I decided to tone it down and reserve the original for next time.”