“In Tune”: A Short Film

Fundraising campaign by Sherry Yap
  • SG$3,086.00
    raised of $8,000.00 goal
38% Funded
50 Donors
Raised offline: $303.00
Total: $3,389.00
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LOGLINE

In Tune is a 15-20 min short film that weaves together a story about a repressed single mother who goes on a journey of discovery, struggling with her sense of self and sexuality after finding out that her son’s female piano teacher has a romantic interest in her.


ABOUT THE FILM

In Tune is a story born out of the shared experience of the LGBTQ+ community in Singapore. Because of the strong conservative values we grow up with, it becomes ingrained in us that anything outside of a cisgender, heterosexual identity is not only unnatural, but repulsive. It has become a topic taboo to talk about in any serious capacity.

Growing up with that mindset, shame and guilt unsurprisingly become attached to the journey of finding out you might not be heterosexual. This causes many LGBTQ+ individuals to reject or hide their identity, aware of the rejection they will face in society if they were to embrace it. However, no matter their decision to accept their sexuality or not, the journey that Lin, our protagonist, goes through is a struggle that many people in the LGBTQ+ community in Singapore face.

In Asian society, we grow up carrying expectations imposed upon us by our families, more so than our peers in western society – pressures to excel in studies, juggle extracurricular activities and work, and in later years to secure a prestigious job, take care of our families and aging parents. This pressure to meet expectations causes many to push away the idea of looking for a partner or to explore their own interests. In the case of LGBTQ+ individuals, many do not discover their identity until later in life. For the character of Lin, it happens later than others because of the extra-normal circumstance she has found herself in.

With In Tune, we hope to bring light to a topic that we tend to shy away from in Singapore – not just in film, but in daily life as well.


WHY ARE WE CROWDFUNDING?

Because of the nature of this film, it is incredibly hard to get government or private funding in Singapore. We as a team are not deterred from making this film a reality; it is a story that we believe needs to be told.

However, making a film is not cheap and that is why we are here to ask for your help. The money we raise here will be used to:

  • Pay actors
  • Feed crew
  • Transportation
  • Props and Locations
  • and other production necessities

If you are like us and believe that telling this story is important, we are asking for your support by backing us or by sharing this page with your friends and family.

If you would like to follow our journey, follow us on Instagram HERE!


MEET THE TEAM!


WRITER / DIRECTOR

Hannah Miles

Hannah Miles Wong

As a filmmaker, Hannah's passion and values are the driving force of her work. To her, filmmaking is not about finding the most prestige or recognition, but about being a part of something impactful. She believe that the people around us all have stories to tell – stories we can learn from to expand our worldview.

Hannah aspires to create films that open the eyes of society to the hidden struggles of others, looking into the lives of the unseen and telling their stories in a way that we can all relate to. Through her films, she want to incite positive change in the way people see life and their communities, fostering camaraderie and empathy within society.


PRODUCER

Sherry Yap

Sherry Yap

Sherry Yap is an experienced producer based in Singapore. With a solid four years of experience producing a variety of films, tv-series and docu-series,she has a knack for bringing out the best in an actor, script, or production. She has produced various award-winning local TV programmes as well as nominated shorts.

(view her works here http://yapsherry.wixsite.com/portfolio).


CINEMATOGRAPHER

Fendi Yasuda

Fendi Yasuda

Fendi’s visual storytelling journey started when he first shot portraits in the streets, he fell in love with the process of creating emotionally powerful visuals of the everyday man from the perspective of a quiet observer. As the film’s cinematographer, he strives to create an honest window into the lives of the characters - in thier highs and lows, triumphs and struggles, and in thier victories and defeats.

(view his works here https://fendiyasuda.wixsite.com/portfolio)


PRODUCTION DESIGNER

Celine Chee

Celine Chee

A sucker for rom-coms, Celine finds the most happiness in watching such films. Regardless of genre, she believes that production design plays a huge role in bringing a script to life. She hopes that her set design will breathe the best out of stories!


DIRECTOR OF SOUND

Alena Yeo

Alena Kristine Yeo

Alena is a film and animation enthusiast, music lover, theatre go-er and all-around art lover. She's also a homebody and animal and food lover. Her mission is to better herself and her skills to use her voice to help others. She believes that we all have a part to play in improving society and the most effective way in doing this is by using art.

"To me, the craziest thing is the fact that no two lives are the same. It is baffling to think that someone’s life and experiences can be so vastly different from my own, even if we come from similar backgrounds. We cannot fully begin to understand life till we’ve lived through the experiences of others through their stories. I truly believe that no matter where we are in the world, what job we hold or what we believe in, we all have a story to tell. Even in the most depressing and uninspiring places, we can find the most powerful stories."


EDITOR

Ryan

Ryan

Ryan is a small fish in a big ocean. He wrote, directed and recorded sounds but now leans towards editing bunches of clips into a coherent story. He finds comfort through the characters' journeys on the big screen and aims to create something that is both meaningful to himself and to others.


FILM SUPERVISOR

Ben

Ben Slater

Ben is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Art, Design and Media, NTU and specialises in narratives and scriptwriting. He’s written two produced feature films and script edited a bunch more. He supervised the ADM graduation films Progress (2019) and Mosquito (2020), and likes short films that are simple, clear and surprising.

(view his works here https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2603952/)

Rewards

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Wow, you're amazing. You get exclusive content AND an Invitation to a private screening when the film is finished (In Singapore only) AND credits in the film

You're insane! You get exclusive content, an Invitation to a private screening (In Singapore Only) AND credits in the film as a co-producer

Organizer

  • Sherry Yap
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  • Campaign Owner

Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 18, 2021
  • Looking forward to the final product :)

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 16, 2021
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  • Vivien
  • Donated on Mar 15, 2021
  • 👏 LET'S 👏 GET 👏 THESE 👏 GAYS 👏

$25.00
Aug 01

Here we go!

Update posted by Sherry Yap at 01:48 pm

Hello backers! It's been a while. The film has finally been completed and is currently being sent out to film festivals. Fingers crossed!For those who have been waiting for the private screening, stay tuned for more updates. See you all soon!

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Apr 16

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Update posted by Sherry Yap at 06:35 pm

Although production has wrapped, we are still in the midst of shooting pickups! In case you were curious to see how it’s all going, we’ve uploaded some new behind-the-scenes photos to give you all a peek at what’s been happening.You can also follow our instagram at @intune.film for more immediate

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Jan 25

Perks Added!

Update posted by Sherry Yap at 06:35 pm

Hi everyone! We’ve added some perks to this fundraising page. Everyone who has donated before this will still be receiving the perks according to the tiers that you’ve donated in.But if you have already donated and would like to top up to receive a certain perk or opt out of

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Jan 25

It's a wrap!

Update posted by Sherry Yap at 09:41 am

We've finally wrapped production!The film is going into its early editing stages and we hope you're as excited as we are about seeing the final product.If you've contributed, look out for an exclusive BTS video in your inbox some time soon!

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Dec 25

2 weeks to production!!

Update posted by Sherry Yap at 06:50 pm

Merry ChristmasThank you so much to everyone who has contributed so far!! From the bottom of our hearts, we are incredibly thankful for your support and your belief in us. We’re currently a little under $7,000 to our goal, so do keep sharing this page with your friends and family!We’re

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Dec 10

Rehearsals already?

Update posted by Sherry Yap at 05:03 pm

We've begun rehearsals with our main leads, Kimberley and Cassandra! Both of them are incredibly talented individuals who bring so much to this film. At our first rehearsal, we sat down in a dance studio and had a really good session discussing and working through the characters together. I just

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Dec 09

Heading into Pre-production!

Update posted by Sherry Yap at 06:43 pm

Thank you to everyone who has supported us so far, monetary or otherwise. Here is our first update of the film's progress.The script has been locked and we are all so ready to start making this film! Stay tuned for updates of our pre-production process. We have confirmed that filming

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Donors & Comments

50 donors
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 18, 2021
  • Looking forward to the final product :)

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 16, 2021
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  • Vivien
  • Donated on Mar 15, 2021
  • 👏 LET'S 👏 GET 👏 THESE 👏 GAYS 👏

$25.00
  • A.N Tan
  • Donated on Feb 15, 2021
  • We need more of such stories to be told, and heard. I look forward to seeing the final product.

$500.00
  • Rainbow Girls Singapore
  • Donated on Feb 13, 2021
  • This is a timely short film, which is relevant to reaching the Singaporean public with a much-needed positive portrayal of the nuances of feminine homosexuality and romantic attraction, and necessary to counter the many negative portrayals of feminine homosexuality on mainstream Singaporean television.

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$25.00
  • Devane Sharma
  • Donated on Feb 10, 2021
$25.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jan 29, 2021
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  • Ian Foo
  • Donated on Jan 29, 2021
$10.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jan 29, 2021
  • Good job for doing this! Wishing you best of luck!

$30.00
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SG$3,086.00
raised of $8,000.00 goal
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Raised offline: $303.00
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