Given the role of a social distancing supervisor, a timid makcik, must overcome her past or be unable to do her job properly.
The story follows Cik Leha, a timid makcik, handling the position of a social distancing supervisor during the circuit breaker period. Cik Leha must ensure that her neighbours abide by the social distancing rules. Cik Leha initially gets bullied by the residents but slowly tries different tactics to approach them. As she succeeds, Cik Leha slowly feels a sense of power and authority over them, she begins to abuse her powers and harass the neighbours, using ridiculous tactics to get them to listen to her. But it all leads to Cik Leha's demise, her supervisor complains for invading their privacy. Cik Leha realises that she is just like her husband. She tries to make up for her wrongdoings and apologise to her neighbours. Cik Leha decides to hand her ID lanyard and not continuing her job anymore.
Why we are making this film:
We wanted to create a story that reflected the Singaporean’s reaction towards the virus outbreak as well as the things that they will do during the circuit breaker period. We created this story to also bring forward female empowerment about women finding her inner strength to overcome her past. We decided to go with the comedic route for this story to lighten the audience’s mood during this serious and dark period. The audience are able to take their mind off the pandemic and enjoy themselves with this short film, being able to relate to the characters that they might have encountered or seen online. Even if the pandemic is over, the film is still enjoyable and relatable to watch due to it being a comedy.
The money will go towards our budget to help us finish this project. As we are students working on a tight budget, we will be very grateful for any help offered. <3