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A Wee Thing: Short Film Collection by Wee Li Lin

$23.00

Wee Li Lin is a master of the short film genre. Starting from Norman on the Air in 1997, which won her an award at the Singapore International Film Festival, Wee has been making films that explore the inner worlds of archetypal, localised characters. This is a seminal collection of short films showcases the following titles from this prolific filmmaker:

  • Autograph Book
  • Holiday
  • All My Presents
  • Homemaker
  • Maths Tuition
  • Lunchtime
  • Another Guy
  • Norman on the Air

More on the films below.

Product Description

1. Autograph Book

DIRECTOR Wee Li Lin
COUNTRY Singapore
YEAR 2003
GENRE Comedy
DURATION 11 mins
LANGUAGE English
FORMAT PAL DVD, Region 3
SYPNOSIS A school girl’s autograph book is an eclectic collection of poems and truisms about friendship, here, it is also the cause of a rift between two twelve year old friends who must decide if their friendship is one worth keeping.
AWARDS & FESTIVALS
Los Angeles International Short Film Festival
Special Achievement Award – Singapore International Film Festival
Certificate of Excellence – Chicago International Children’s Film Festival
Tribeca Film Festival

 

2. Holiday

DIRECTOR Wee Li Lin
COUNTRY Singapore
YEAR 2002
GENRE Drama
DURATION 23 mins
LANGUAGE English and Mandarin with English subtitles
SYPNOSIS Amidst the Asian financial crisis, Boon finds himself retrenched. In tough times, one’s job may be indispensable, but is one’s life indispensable as well?
AWARDS & FESTIVALS
Singapore International Film Festival 
Los Angeles International Short Film Festival 

3. All My Presents

DIRECTOR Wee Li Lin
COUNTRY Singapore
YEAR 2002
GENRE Drama
DURATION 6 mins
LANGUAGE English
SYPNOSIS A woman with a romantic view of presents comes to the realisation at a Christmas party that giving is the best gift of all.
AWARDS & FESTIVALS
Singapore Short Cuts

4. Homemaker

DIRECTOR Wee Li Lin
COUNTRY Singapore
YEAR 2002
GENRE Comedy
DURATION 6 mins
LANGUAGE English
SYPNOSIS A rich housewife writes to her new found penpal and talks about her life as a nouveau homemaker.
AWARDS & FESTIVALS
Best Comedy – Georgetown Independent Film Festival 
Commonwealth Film Festival 

5. Maths Tuition

DIRECTOR Wee Li Lin
COUNTRY Singapore
YEAR 2001
GENRE Comedy
DURATION 3 mins
LANGUAGE English
SYPNOSIS A tuition lesson turns dangerous…
AWARDS & FESTIVALS
San Francisco Asian American Film Festival 

6. Lunchtime

DIRECTOR Wee Li Lin
COUNTRY Singapore
YEAR 2000
GENRE Comedy / Drama
DURATION 11 mins
LANGUAGE English and Mandarin with English subtitles
SYPNOSIS A girl who works at a hawker stall fantasises about a yuppie who frequents her stall.
AWARDS & FESTIVALS
Pusan Asian Short Film Festival 
Tokyo New Cinema 

7. Another Guy

DIRECTOR Wee Li Lin
COUNTRY Singapore
YEAR 1999
GENRE Comedy
DURATION 11 mins
LANGUAGE English
SYPNOSIS A guy in his 20s is at a crossroads in his life and must face tough choices which may not necessarily lead him to his dream.
AWARDS & FESTIVALS
Singapore International Film Festival

8. Norman on the Air

DIRECTOR Wee Li Lin
COUNTRY Singapore
YEAR 1997
GENRE Comedy
DURATION 20 mins
LANGUAGE English
SYPNOSIS A social misfit confesses to a failed romance on a national radio show, to amusing effect.
AWARDS & FESTIVALS
Best Director – Singapore International Film Festival

9. Special features

 

FORMAT PAL DVD, Region 0
DVD FEATURES Gone Shopping Film Trailers Forever Music Video

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