Watch Local 2017: Singapore Telemovies | Early Morning Awakening by Gozde & Russel Zehnder
There will be a post-screening QnA with the directors
Meet Mark (aka Vinod), the poster child for a typical Singaporean family - educated, smart, outgoing. In school he receives outstanding marks and wins countless trophies as the captain of the debate team. His influential parents plot every step of his life, forsaking his personal happiness. Finally, his traumatic experiences at National Service, university, and work leads him to a mental break down. An outcast from his community, he finds Mayling (aka Saloma). Her simple-natured exterior masks a deep internal confusion created by the emotional loss of her father and a traditional mother who is deeply rooted in daily life pursuits. Unable to relate to the outside world, Mayling spends much of her time at home alone. One day she meets Mark and an instant bond is formed. The two share a harmonious existence in a world of their own, until reality intervenes.
For the Stage to Screen series for the then Arts Central channel (now known as okto), Early Morning Awakening is adapted from the award winning play, Off Centre, written by Haresh Sharma.
About Gozde and Russel Zehnder:
Director duo – Gözde and Russel Zehnder have been shooting shorts together since 1997. Since 2000 they have been producing documentaries and audio-visuals projects for their clients focusing in art, heritage, architecture and fashion related work with freestate productions – a stable space for the exchange of ideas, images and projects. freestate projects can be viewed at www.freestatesite.com
Objectifs’ annual series dedicated to showcasing Singapore films turns to the small screen for inspiration. Telemovies commissioned by local television stations have entertained generations of Singaporeans not just in their homes but also on television sets (and, more recently, digital devices) in void decks, community centres and hawker centres across the island.
In Watch Local 2017, a selection of telemovies from the 90s to 2016 will come to life again, on the big screen for the first time. The films range from original scripts to adaptations of short stories and stage plays by local writers.
- The event description was updated. Diff#223740 2017-02-06 04:57:15
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM SGT
Entry by donation FULL
- Venue Address
- 155 Middle Road Singapore
Nearest MRT stations: Bras Basah (approx. 5 min walk) and Bugis (approx 10 min walk)