Hello! We're a group of students from Temasek Polytechnic working on our Final Year Project titled "Missed Calls".
Jeanine is a JC1 student who is stuck at home with her estranged mother, Lisa, during the Circuit Breaker period in Singapore. After losing her grandfather to COVID-19 over a month ago, she is overwhelmed with grief and unable to move on.
When she receives a notification about a missed call from 'Ah Gong' - her late grandfather, she realises that she can communicate with him days before his passing. Clutching onto the possibility of altering the past, she tries her best to get Ah Gong to stay home, not realising that he had already contracted the virus.
In the end, after investing all her hope on his return, Ah Gong does not come back; Jeanine is also unable to call him again. This breaking point sets a pivotal moment that brings Lisa and Jeanine closer when they face their grief together. Furthermore, an unexpected voicemail left behind by Ah Gong helps Jeanine realise that she was never meant to alter the past as this was an opportunity meant for her to move on. Jeanine’s connection with her grandfather eventually reconnects her with her mother.
What inspired me to make this film?
The idea for this story originated two years ago, after the passing of my grandfather. I came across his name while I was scrolling through my contacts and wondered, 'what if I had called and he actually picked up? Then came the wild imagination of being able to contact the deceased.
This film means a great deal to me as it is a projection of the thoughts, feelings, and emotions I had when I was grieving over my own grandfather's passing.
Most people will experience losing at least one person that is important to them in their lifetime. And when that happens, they usually have regrets about how they behaved before they passed away, and wish that they could have a second chance to spend their last moments with them.
I hope that at the end of the film, the viewer will take some time to reflect on how they are treating their loved ones; even if they don't mean to neglect them, maybe they find themselves making excuses 'I'm busy', 'I'll spend time with them next week.' but that next week never comes. And to relook at their priorities, and see whether if that was their last moment with a loved one, would they regret anything?
- Felicia Cheng, Director
Where will the money go to?
This campaign seeks to cover the cost incurred in making this film (eg. set design, actors, locations, equipment) as our film project is self-funded by our 9 group members.
The team behind "Missed Calls" appreciates your support and is grateful for any amount that you donate :)
How to donate?
You can click the orange donate button OR alternatively you can scan our PayLah! QR code as well. We'd prefer PayLah! As we don't have to pay commission fees to gogetfunding. (You'll still get the respective donation rewards) Thank you so much! :)