"Return the Night", is based on a true story about Xu Xin, who was raped on her way home from a night out and struggles to make sense of what happened the next day.
On her way back home from a night out, the supposed joyous occasion turned around when Xu Xin was raped. With only faint pieces of memory lingering, she decides to seek professional help. But the process forces her to find out the truth behind the brutality of her injuries as medical professionals prompt her missing memories.
We follow Xu Xin journeying as a victim, trying to make sense of what happened.
Why we are making this Film:
We are a team of final year students from Nanyang Technological University, School of Arts Design and Media, and together with the director, we want to explore the importance of this matter.
In this film, we delve deep into her emotional experience, and explore this taboo and delicate topic of rape. The director wants to showcase Xu Xin’s experience in a raw manner, to understand trauma and our bondage to it in an unapologetic attempt at invoking thoughts or feelings in a really uncomfortable arena.
The trauma Xu Xin feels — it pulsates, and it’s everywhere. This trauma becomes the thing that feeds her, and letting it go is scary simply because you don’t know what life is without it anymore. Trauma becomes all consuming and sometimes there’s no right or wrong reaction to it and this is what we are trying to explore.
What you are paying for:
This amount raised includes paying for talent remunerations, cost of location, equipment rentals, transportation, wardrobe and makeup, and COVID safety precautions cost. Any amount contributed will be greatly appreciated.
If you have any questions relating to the budget, you could drop us an email do feel free to drop us an email at [email protected]
Additionally, with the restrictions of filming due to COVID-19, it is essential that we have to work with the guidelines, timetables and be flexible with our vision. We are aware that this may pose potential challenges with a limit on the crew and cast allowed on set. With that in mind, we will be doing our best to ensure the safety and health of all our crew and cast members while also moving forward with this project as safely as possible.
Other ways you can help
We understand that some people can’t contribute financially, but we would really appreciate if you could help to share the link with your family and friends. Don’t forget to follow our journey on Instagram @returnthenight.film
Our team sincerely thank you for taking the time to read and support our project.