13 Little Pictures at 6th Singapore Short Film Festival

Posted in New Titles, News, Screenings by Daniel Hui on August 27, 2010

Rumah Sendiri; Daniel Hui with Ni Luh Sri Suyanti 2010

More 13 Little Pictures short film screenings in Singapore! This time, Sherman Ong and I (Daniel Hui) are showcasing our new short films in the 6th Singapore Short Film Festival, curated by the Substation in Singapore. The Substation has traditionally been a home for discovering new works. We are extremely excited to be screening our films here!

Tickets; Sherman Ong 2010

The films we will be screening are Sayang (Daniel Hui), Rumah Sendiri (Daniel Hui with Ni Luh Sri Suyanti) & Tickets (Sherman Ong), the latter two of which are part of the S-Express Singapore, a traveling film program that would tour the regional festival circuit. Do look out for these films in your country!

Here are some information on the films:

Sayang (29 August 4pm):

A personal rumination on love and loss, using the images and sounds of famous movies. Just as, in movies, we see through another’s eyes, hear through another’s ears, this film stands as an experiment to see if we could also speak through another’s mouth.

Rumah Sendiri (5 September 8.15pm):

A Balinese housemaid works in a home that is not her own. She is the invisible class in Singapore, an unseen population for whom the land is merely transitory. In part a reaction to Eric Khoo’s No Day Off (2006), the film is a collaborative effort whose aim is for you to simply look at her—because, after all, choosing what to see and listen to remains the most political act we do every day.

Tickets (5 September 8.15pm):

This film centres on Xiao Jing, a ticket seller in an old cinema in Singapore. Coming from China to study acting in Singapore, her ambition is to break into the Singapore film industry as an actress.

We’ll be seeing you there!


Wesley Leon Aroozoo’s Mickey in Hong Kong & Bangkok

Posted in New Titles, News, Screenings by Daniel Hui on August 26, 2010

Mickey; Wesley Leon Aroozoo 2010

Hello friends! Wesley have informed me that his new short film, Mickey, will be screening at the 6th InDPanda International Short Film Festival in Hong Kong, before going to screen at the World Film Festival Bangkok in November.

The film will be screened on 28 August at 2pm in InDPanda, under the category “Torn Between Love and Lost.” Do look out for it on the schedule!

Here is the synopsis from the schedule:

An experiment about science and love. Mickey is a film that juxtaposes scientific experiments on lab rats to the mechanical complexity of human love.

We will be updating our friends in Bangkok regarding its screening times soon. Stay tuned!

Red Dragonflies at Sanfic

Posted in Uncategorized by Daniel Hui on August 18, 2010

Our congratulations to Jiekai! Red Dragonflies will be travelling to South America again. This time, it will be competing in Sanfic 6 – Santiago Festival Internacional de Cine – alongside luminaries like Mia Hansen-Løve, Pedro González-Rubio, and Daniel & Diego Vega. Jiekai will be travelling to Chile with the film, so be sure to catch him at the screenings! Be sure to check back here for more updates on screening dates and times.

Also, remember to check our Youtube channel regularly for more trailers and news!

Here are the screening dates and times. See you there!

1. Cine Hoyts La Reina – Thursday 19 th – 10:00PM
2. Cine Hoyts La Reina – Friday 20th – 5:30 PM

13 Little Pictures at 7th Singapore Short Cuts

Posted in Uncategorized by Daniel Hui on August 4, 2010

One Day in June; Daniel Hui 2010

Three 13 Little Pictures filmmakers are screening their films at the 7th Singapore Short Cuts! The festival, organized by the National Museum of Singapore, is one of Singapore’s leading short film showcases, and we are deeply honored to be part of the programme this year. Peep, by Wesley Leon Aroozoo, has already been screened to an enthusiastic audience last Sunday. Sherman Ong and Daniel Hui will be screening When the End of Winter Is Almost Spring and One Day in June this Saturday 7 Aug, at 2pm. The screening will see the local premiere of One Day in June, which had its world premiere earlier this year at the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

Here is what the programmers have to say about our films:

On Wesley’s Peep:

There are no sharks, at least of the Animal Planet variety, in Wesley Aroozoo’s Peep. However, the combination of the noun ‘Shark’ and the verb ‘Peep’ does clue us in on the subject of this experimental short about loan sharks. More significantly, the film deals with the irreversibility of one’s personal history, which arises from the obliteration of the family unit in the aftermath of a singularly historic event.

On Sherman’s When the End of Winter Is Almost Spring:

The drama unfolds as a series of stylized dance vignettes set amidst the banality of urban realism. As such, most of the dance sequences in which the terms of the struggles are laid bare and devoid of music. The palpable effect of such a disparity of style turns the attention from the usual mechanics of realist drama to a heightened realism created through choreography and movement. The choreography by Kuik Swee Boon, Xiao Jing and Vincent Yong, all of whom are also the actors in this film, effectively articulated the human frailty of the three characters.

On Daniel’s One Day in June:

Throughout the presentation of the narrative, Hui is interested in images that are uneasy of themselves – images that seem to want to be other images. With a Heideggerian ontological concern in mind, Hui pushes each image to the horizon of being and non-being, and of truth and illusion.

Tickets are free for collection at the National Museum, and the screening will be followed by a Q & A with the filmmakers. Be sure to catch us there!