SG$1,225.00raised of SG$5,000.00 goal goal
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Alighting For Lola
The short film follows Lola Chong, a 16-year-old girl from Malaysia who is coerced by her family to work for her uncle’s company in Singapore in order to help the family earn. This has forced her to disregard her education, but she continues to long for her rights to study. Her role is then challenged in lieu of the company’s mass retrenchment, as she accidentally witnessed Kei, a mute worker, who was sexually harassed by her own uncle. In the aftermath of it, Lola struggles to find her place and manoeuvre through the unsettling social climate.
Alighting for Lola is a story about questioning your function as a person in a world that doesn’t seem to give you the chance to do so due to the pre-existing expectations and constraints that you are already placed in. However, we can’t help but to wonder if that is really all that there is to be and all that we can be. Hence, we question the lines that they draw and we question the things that they make us do. We question what power means and what it would be like to grant it to ourselves, because the meanings we make for ourselves are often the truest, even if it’s not the best.
Through this film, we wish to express the struggles of being, but also celebrate the liberating realisation of becoming your own person.
The team is currently in the midst of garnering funds to bring our production to reality and we would highly appreciate your assistance in bringing this story to life. We believe in 100% transparency in our fundraising campaign. The funds received will be financing the film for 5 days shoot with over 20 crew and cast in February 2021. Once the film is completed, we wish to be able to screen the film to several film festivals.
Here's a breakdown of the fund ($5000 SGD) and how we intend to use it :
Art (Production Design) 20%
Food & Craft Services 10%
We already have equipment from school and manpower from our peers. The main funds will go to both cast and art (Production Design); having a film set in a different time period would demand emphasis on the Production Design to make the film come to life.
You are able to make the donation with credit or debit card, simply select the paypal button and it will direct you to external website.
Who Are We?
We are a creative team of final year BA (Hons) Film students from Lasalle College of the Arts Singapore. 'Alighting For Lola' is a thesis short which we have been creatively working on since June this year (2020). This film will begin its principal photography in February 2021. This film will be our final major project to conclude our pursuit for our Bachelor's Degree.
As student filmmakers, we depend highly on the generosity and support from everyone and anyone to complete this project successfully. It is our hope that you are willing to support our efforts through financial means of any amount or in-kind contributions. Your help will contribute a lot in our film as well as our learning journey.
Every contribution counts.
If you are unable to contribute through the campaign or would like to contribute in any other way, please do email us at alighting4l[email protected] and we can figure out an alternative together.
Last but not least, you can tag us and share our film on Instagram! Follow us on @alightingforlola for updates on our journey.
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