DIR Lee Chee Tian,
15 min | Singapore
Will be shown at the upcoming Vancouver Singaporean Film Festival. The festival, which takes place over September 17th and 18th, will be held at the Vancouver International Film Centre.
Beam concerns a young boy named Tian, played by Ryan Bolin, who suffers from domestic issues with his parents and dealing with the transition from the village life in Singapore to a new school and apartment in the city. Amidst these problems, he forms a unique bond with someone across the street who manages to communicate with him via flashlight 'beams'.
As they play with shadow puppets and wall mazes, using their flashlights, Tian seems to transcend the hard times at his household and finds another realm to immerse himself in. It's worth noting that the director Lawrence Ong manages to bring the best out of the actors in this short film. Despite the film's length, the acting and cinematography are feature-length quality. Beam" promises to be one of the best shorts shown at the festival.
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