Go Home: A Thesis Film about Friendship in Multicultural Singapore

Fundraising campaign by Chloe Leong
  • SG$3,580.00
    raised of $4,000.00 goal
89% Funded
25 Donors
Raised offline: $5,188.00
Total: $8,768.00

No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities

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LOGLINE

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.


THE STORY

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.


OUR MESSAGE

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
  • Props
  • 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

Writer-Director

Christianne Chua

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/


Producer

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

Ryan Sng

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/


Production Designer

Joy Sim

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/


Sound Designer

Jacob Chio

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/


Editor

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/

Rewards

Our heartfelt thanks!

0 Backers

You receive a set of postcards with pictures of Singapore through the team's eyes, shot on film by us, mailed to you! (Limited amounts, Singapore only)

2 Backers

You receive the set of postcards AND a voucher to our local developer and camera store, Hands On Film! (Limited amounts, Singapore Only)

0 Backers

You receive a one-of-a-kind Go Home t-shirt designed by the team (Limited amounts, Singapore only) AND exclusive behind the scenes content of the film AND credits in the film!

3 Backers

You receive everything mentioned above! (Limited amounts, Singapore only)

5 Backers

You receive everything mentioned above AND credits in the film as our co-producer! (Limited amounts, Singapore only)

0 Backers

Organizer

  • Chloe Leong
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  • Campaign Owner

Donors

  • Valerie Lim
  • Donated on May 22, 2021
  • Great project - honest, insightful and challenging. Stay safe xo

$200.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on May 21, 2021
$15.00
  • Guest
  • Donated on May 20, 2021
  • Stay hungry. Be humble. Work hard. Say yes to grow. Say no to mediocrity. Make beautiful things for people. Have fun!

$380.00
May 22

We've reached our goal, thank YOU!

Update posted by Chloe Leong at 09:32 am

To all our donors, We’d like to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the contribution you made to our film. Thanks to your support, we have reached more than twice our initial goal of $4000 in less than two days! We are deeply humbled by your act of giving. . . . .

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May 19

Hands On Film – Film Developing Workshop

Update posted by Chloe Leong at 12:59 pm

Hey there!For our donors who donate within the 50 or more category, you will receive a discount from Hands On Film when you go for the Film Developing Workshop! Bring a friend because the discount applies when you sign up in pairs!Find out more about the independent studio through their

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May 17

Our Go Home Tees!

Update posted by Chloe Leong at 01:07 pm

Hey there!Here's a peek at the Go Home tee designed by Christianne, our writer-director!It'll come in a sand colour with the film's title on the front and a shot of the view from Golden Mile Tower on the back. The picture was taken by our team and features two lines

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May 17

Postcard Samples

Update posted by Chloe Leong at 12:53 pm

Hey there!Thank you for checking our page out! Here's a preview of some of the postcards you may receive when you donate $20 or more to our fundraiser. These photos were shot by the team on our point-and-shoot cameras when we were location scouting for the film, Go Home. Use

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Donors & Comments

25 donors
  • Valerie Lim
  • Donated on May 22, 2021
  • Great project - honest, insightful and challenging. Stay safe xo

$200.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on May 21, 2021
$15.00
  • Guest
  • Donated on May 20, 2021
  • Stay hungry. Be humble. Work hard. Say yes to grow. Say no to mediocrity. Make beautiful things for people. Have fun!

$380.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on May 20, 2021
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  • Bernard Lim
  • Donated on May 20, 2021
  • Chloe & team, give your best efforts !

$100.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on May 20, 2021
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on May 20, 2021
$50.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on May 20, 2021
$75.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on May 20, 2021
  • All the Best!!

$300.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on May 20, 2021
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SG$3,580.00
raised of $4,000.00 goal
89% Funded
25 Donors
Raised offline: $5,188.00
Total: $8,768.00

No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities