We're a group of students from NTU School of Art Design & Media looking to fund our final year thesis film, titled "Mr. Singapore 1974". Our film follows a student filmmaker, Josh, & his grandfather, Seng Wee as they reconcile with each other over their failures in generational conflicts when Josh makes a video memoir of his grandfather.
Josh is making a video memoir for his grandfather, Seng Wee, who used to be a bodybuilder. Josh films scripted re-enactments of Seng Wee’s life - portraying an idealised version of him. He presents Seng Wee as a still-active, still-disciplined man through his daily routine. Josh also films the day his grandfather left his hometown to become his own man - intending to portray him as an independent go-getter. However as the filmmaking progresses, Josh learns of a conflict between Seng Wee and his son, Josh’s father. The details of the conflict are completely revealed before they begin shooting the bodybuilding competition scene and Josh must then decide if he can still accept Seng Wee in spite of his flaws.
A PERSONAL NOTE
This film explores what it means to have a connection with someone. It challenges the notion of filial piety being the glue that holds a family together against accepting all aspects of a family member. Everyone’s family has their own issues and it can be unpleasant but opening your hearts to listen and empathise will make it possible to form a more meaningful connection with each other.
WITH YOUR HELP
Your generosity would help cover production costs; mainly going into paying the Cast, transportation & a better welfare for our lovely Crew who we are so thankful exist.