These are the seven short films presented by final year Diploma in Mass Communication students majoring in broadcasting in Wayoung 2016.
AKAR PULA by Urban Films
AKAR PULA starts off the story with an urban Chinese girl named, Jasmine who is on her semester break. She has been wasting her time every day playing video games. Her mom has finally reached the tip of her patience and decides that Jasmine needs something more beneficial than video games. She therefore called up her best friend, Mariam to pick her daughter up to a Malay cultural village so that Jasmine can learn something about Malaya culture. At the cultural village, Jasmine will not only learn but also witness the beauty, traditions and immerse herself into the lifestyles of true Malays. The twist of the story is that no one would expect Jasmine to end up loving the Tarian Gamelan so much that she lost herself deep into it. At the end of her trip, she realises the long misunderstood Malay culture, is not all about hijabs and purdas. This films won The Best short Film in The Wayoung Screening and best editing award in Flicks Fiesta that held by KDU College Penang.
Video links: https://www.viddsee.com/video/akar-pula/f49tb
默 A SILENT LOVE by The Fleek
A tear jerking short film that addresses the power of family love. The relationship between a mute grandmother and her grandson, Ah Boy is being put to the test when obstacles are thrown into the mix. Come along on a journey through time and watch as complications unravel into a beautiful sentiment. Will love be able to conquer all?For this particular short film production, we will focus on family love, which is relevant to our society today. We often express our affections through words but sometimes when circumstances intervene, our love is often put to the test. This short film will be a portrayal of family love and how the characters in the story will learn to overcome the obstacles they face and to test if love is the greatest power of all. Most of the audiences in The Wayoung screening has chosen this short film as the most favorable short film.
THE LUNCH BOX by Haze Production
An average Joe is in charge of delivering lunch boxes to different houses until he stumbles upon the wrong house which he has mistaken the address number for (due to the house evil nature it makes people see things that aren’t the reality). On his first day in delivering the lunchbox, he casually picked up the money a man accidentally dropped on the streets around the vicinity of the evil house which causes the house to realise his greedy nature. The evil house then slowly seduces him and tempts him of the other six deadly sins out of the seven in which one he already committed when he took the money on the streets that did not belong to him. In the end, the main character is fated to be bound to the vicinity of the house. This short film won The Best Fiction Production award in Han Chiang College’s Golden Achievement Awards 2016.
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4HA7McXRvI
慾 LUST by Black Production
The main idea of the short film is talking about a girl who never appreciates what she owns and willing to do anything in order to beat her enemy. However, she loses something precious in her life in the end.
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktSgvgo1qr4
拳.释 THE FIST OF FORGIVENESS by 2+4 Production
The brief idea in this short film is about a man name Ray, he is involved in an underground fighting ring. He is a skillful fighter and he wins a lot of the matches. One day, he accidentally kills one of his opponents (Kenneth). Ray had a girlfriend (Alice) and they love each other very much. Alice wants him to stop fighting in this illegal match, but he refuses to listen to her and they always quarrel because of this issue. One day, after yet another quarrel Alice ran out and went missing. After that, Ray found out that actually his girlfriend had been kidnap and killed by Kent, who is Kenneth big brother. Kent actually gives Ray a chance to avenge for his Alice. Kent offers him to fight 1 on 1 at the same location where Alice died. He accepts the challenge. Starting from that day he trains so hard waiting for that day to come. Will he win or lose? Did Ray kill Kent on the fight?
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV1PuvrCbzI
VII by 5IN Production
This is a 15-minutes short film about a guy started killing people just to save his sister who is in a coma.
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZlkB8Pyef8
回憶 MEMORIES by Alfheim Films
The key idea of this short film is about a boy who has the ability to see his future life but he doesn’t have the memory of the past. Memory is the important element in building up our characters in the present. If we can see the future, we may be constrained in that particular “frame”. No surprise. Without the memory of our past, we won’t have any feeling or emotion towards others.
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgJ02Zpbxo0
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