While waiting for a passport photo to be printed, two friends from diverse backgrounds examine the state of their friendship and explore what having a Singaporean identity means to them.
Go Home follows two young adults who have been friends since secondary school, Kyra, a Singaporean, and Jamie, an Indonesian, as they make their way to a gig of their favourite local band. They stop by a photoshop for Kyra to take a passport photo where Jamie finds out that Kyra is planning on leaving Singapore to work overseas. Over the course of the night, Kyra and Jamie question where their friendship stands and learn about their dependence on each other.
Using themes and motifs on home, identity, local music, and friendship, and set against Singapore's local landscape, Go Home explores the struggle of finding a sense of belonging that people living in Singapore may face, and how we come to terms with it. Such struggles are especially relevant now with increasing discrimination due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through this film that follows two friends on a night together, we hope to encourage everyone to have more empathy for others of different backgrounds. We also aim to foster an inclusive and harmonious society in an organic way.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
As students and aspiring filmmakers caught between the global pandemic, it has become tougher to financially support our film and make it a reality. However, we managed to pull through and produce the film! It is now in the post-production stage.
Though the film has already been produced, with your help, we can ease some financial burdens and create a film that is even more meaningful for our community. Your donations will contribute to:
- Talent fees
- Location fees
- Meals for our cast and crew
- Transportation for our team and our equipment
- Equipment rentals
- Music licensing fees
- and other production needs
If you feel called to, we ask for your support by backing us or sharing our page through your socials. Any form of help or donation is greatly appreciated!
To find out more about the film and to follow us along our journey, check out our Instagram page HERE!
MEET THE TEAM
Here’s Christianne, our writer-director. She’s a soft-spoken yet compassionate individual who cares wholeheartedly for her team.
In true Go Home spirit, here are Christianne’s favourite local things:
Food: The mee hoon kueh my ahma makes
Hang out spot: The rooftop of a shophouse in Katong — it’s a place where I chill with a friend, breathe and watch people go by.
Song: The Girl From Katong by Serenaide
Check out her Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/christiannechua/
Chloe Nicole Leong
Here’s Chloe, our producer. She’s the meticulous and organised pillar of support for the team!
In true Go Home spirit, here are Chloe’s favourite local things:
Food: Eng’s wanton mee at East Village
Hang out spot: late-night local supper spots like Swee Choon and Julaiha’s, or the breakwaters at ECP
Cafe: King’s Cart Coffee @ Joo Chiat
Check out her Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/chloeoe/
View her portfolio: https://contactchloenl.wixsite.com/portfolio
Director of Photography
Here’s Ryan, our director of photography. The candid yet steadfast member of the team. He’s the one you can chill over a drink with but also count on when the going gets tough.
Y’all already know the drill. Here’s Ryan’s favourite local things:
Food: The prawn noodles from Beach Road Prawn Noodle House
Hang out spot: Marina Bay Sands because I get the view of Singapore’s skyline by the river and there’s always something fun happening there!
Drink order from the drink stall aunty: A nice can of Coke Zero
Check out his Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/ryanmamba/
View his portfolio: https://www.ryanmamba.com/
Introducing Joy, our Production Designer. She’s the bubbly and determined one in the group who ensures the look of Go Home is perfect to a tee.
In true Go Home spirit, here are Joy’s favourite local things:
Food: Kaya Toast!
Hang out spot: Potong Pasir because it’s where I had most of my childhood memories.
Photo developing Center: K-100 Color Photo Service Center!
Check out her Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/joysimkia/
View her portfolio: https://joysim.portfoliobox.net/
Here’s Jacob, our sound designer. Jacob already had a deep love for music, playing both guitar and drums for a few years. It was no surprise that Jacob found passion and excitement in the sound department.
In true Go Home spirit, here are Jacob’s favourite local things:
Food: Xiang Ji Hainanese Chicken Rice @ Haig Road Market and Food Centre
Hang out spot: The Projector for their wide selection of films!
Song: Cup of Tea by Forests
Check out his Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/circuz.act/
Teo Jun Ming
Here’s Jun Ming, our editor. He’s sometimes wacky but amicable and, at times, referred to as 小明 (Xiao Ming).
Finally, here are Jun Ming’s favourite local things:
Food: Hainanese Chicken rice at Seah Im Food Center
Hang out spot: Woodlands Checkpoint — I miss going to JB
astime activity: Taking a 3-hour trek around MacRitchie Reservoir
Check out his Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/smallboyming/