A stay-home caller must bring a lost dementia-stricken elderly home, or else he will be putting her life at risk during a pandemic in Singapore.
This story follows Guo Wei, a determined yet ignorant individual, who works as a Stay-Home Caller to confirm that individuals under Stay-Home Notice (SHN) are at home. Due to the declining job market in Singapore, the uncertainty he feels is overbearing. As he takes on this job as a Stay-Home Caller, he encounters a wandering dementia-stricken elderly lady, who he unexpectedly forms a friendship with.
With the responsibility that comes with the Stay-Home Caller job, Guo Wei faces a dilemma on whether to go against them, or help the dementia-stricken elderly lady return home safely. He chooses to go against his job, and help this lady on her journey back home. The progression of their journey increasingly has him more torn on having to choose between his responsibilities and helping this lady, who he now has formed a bond with.
In the end, Guo Wei's eyes are opened - where a twist is revealed, and he has learned values that he never used to believe in through his journey with this elderly lady.
Why we are making this film:
We want to create a story that helps us learn the importance of Heritage and Tradition, and how it shapes our identities. This story will remind us of the Merdeka and Pioneer generations, reflecting their hardship and nation-building efforts to make Singapore what it is today. These experiences have shaped them in ways where the younger generations would never be able to understand.
With the ongoing pandemic, many of us are thrown off guard and are experiencing lots of anxiety. In such uncertain times, family members are able to witness the already existing cracks in their family - now magnified. Such crises can help us shape the way we meet new challenges. We also want to convey that perhaps the solution to this isn't to run away, but to adapt and survive as the world around us changes.
In our story, our protagonist will learn the importance of resilience during tough times and that traditions can be a catalyst to bring families together. This story will shed light on cultural dilution faced in Singapore and the strong fighting-spirit in Singaporeans that is slowly withering away.