During an en bloc, where an estranged mother and son decide what belongings of the deceased father’s to bring to the new house.
Hi there! We are a group of final year students from Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design and Media (NTU ADM) looking to fund our thesis film - The Pieces We Keep. We would sincerely appreciate any form of contribution and support that will help our film become a reality.
ABOUT THE FILM
Following the sudden death of the father, Chee Kiat, from a car accident two years ago, the mother, Seok Hwa, and son, Malcom, have grown to be estranged from each other. As a carpenter, Chee Kiat left many of his tools, materials and carpenting works behind.
Nearing the end of the en bloc process, Seok Hwa and Malcom have to evacuate the building. However, Malcom is reluctant, and slows down the moving process.
Seok Hwa and Malcom dispute over which of Chee Kiat’s belongings they want to bring to the new house. In the process, they finally reveal the years of grudges they held against each other and start to let them go.
WHY WE WANT TO MAKE THIS FILM
In our Singapore society, there is a huge emphasis on the family unit, be it in terms of holidays, policies, societal expectations of an ideal family.
These societal expectations to be an ideal family imposes pressure on the family members. However, how often do we question our own expectations of each other as family members?
Typically, parents set the expectations of how the family should behave, both inside and outside of the house, and children are expected to just follow that.
Rather than letting society or parents define what a family should be, would it not be more ideal if all members of the family were to be involved in setting expectations of each other.Hopefully, more families would be open to discussing what each member expects of each other, as equals.
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COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS
Please be assured that the safety of our talents and crew is our utmost priority. We will be strictly adhering to the safety guidelines provided by IMDA and SAMPP for our production. You can refer to the following links for more information: https://www.sampp.org.sg/covidsafetyprotocols/
OTHER WAYS TO HELP
We totally understand if you are unable to donate as we have all been there, being broke film kids. You can still help us by:
- Dropping our campaign link to your family, friends or anyone else you think who might be interested
- Sharing our campaign on your social media networking platforms such as Facebook and Instagram.
- Or even just by the word of mouth!
If you're a vendor who might be keen in partnering with us, we sincerely welcome In-kind sponsorship in exchange for marketing tie-ups! Please feel free to contact Joy Sim at [email protected] and we'll be happy to discuss the details further.
We need as much help as we can get as our production period nears, and any awareness raised would help in our film's publicity.
Do stay tuned for to our Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/thepieceswekeep/ for more updates on our progress and any BTS of the production process.