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Miranda Cardenas

Miranda Cardenas

FILM: Ali Baba DIRECTOR: Randy Ang SYNOPSIS: In 1997, journalist Augustine Pang broke the news of an illegal immigrant left for dead by his employer in the forested areas of Singapore. In a time when stories on migrant workers were still largely untold, journalists challenged the conventions in the newsroom. This film is part of the 15 Shorts project and can be watched online through their website or Facebook page. Review by Hubert Lawrence Yeo Many of our nation’s buildings exist because they were built by foreign construction workers. One would think, considering Singapore’s status as a world-class metropolis and …

Synopsis: A work by renowned French playwright Molière, Scapin the Schemer looks at the elaborate schemes and ruses of the titular servant. The play centres on Scapin’s plan to help two young men, who have both fallen in love with unlikely and penniless beauties. Thus ensues Scapin’s crafty plans to help the two young couples, with hilarious consequences. Screening Details: Date: 17 April 2018, Tuesday Time: 8:00 PM Venue: Alliance Française de Singapour, The Theatre, Level 1 Film Details: Directed by: Denis Podalydes Starring: Benjamin Lavernhe, Adeline D’Hermy Genre: Comedy This film is a recording of a theatre performance. Instructions: …

FILM: One At A Time DIRECTOR: Daniel Yam SYNOPSIS: After being asked to retire at 86, Teresa Hsu continued her charity work, and founded Heart to Heart Service. This film brings to life one of Singapore’s most iconic givers and charts the turning points that shaped her relentless spirit of giving.   This film is part of the 15 Shorts project and can be watched online through their website or Facebook page. Review by Hubert Lawrence Yeo When you come face to face with desolation, hunger and poverty, what do you do? Teresa Hsu and her mother did what most …

The ultimate short film competition is back. Plan, shoot, edit, and submit the best 3-minute short film in teams; all you have is less than 55 hours from the moment the theme is revealed. Up to S$10,000 worth of prizes up for grabs, including a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and the Aputure LS-1s. Competition is open to all pre-university and tertiary institution students. If you’re a passionate student filmmaker looking for a challenge, this is the competition for you. For more information and to sign up, please visit their website here. COMPETITION DETAILS Registration & Theme Reveal Date: 16 March …

FILM: Buddy DIRECTOR: Jason Lee SYNOPSIS: Hidayat is an 8-year-old boy tasked to be a buddy to his classmate, Tam, and finds that he is frightened by Tam’s erratic behaviour. But Tam’s parents and teachers merely dismiss him as reclusive. Hidayat learns to accept Tam as different and tries to understand his behaviour, and the two develop a special relationship, eventually making a decision that will change Tam’s life forever. This film is part of the 15 Shorts project and can be watched online through their website or Facebook page. Review by Hubert Lawrence Yeo Learning disabilities and developmental disorders …

FILM: The Mercy DIRECTOR: James Marsh YEAR: 2018 SYNOPSIS: The haunting true story of Donald Crowhurst, an amateur sailor who competed in the 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in the hope of becoming the first person in history to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe without stopping. With an unfinished boat and his business and house on the line, Donald leaves his wife Clare and their children behind, hesitantly embarking on an adventure on his boat the Teignmouth Electron. Crowhurst’s dangerous solo voyage and the struggles he confronted on the epic journey while his family awaited his return is one of the …