WAITING ROOM

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Commissioned by the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre
and Blue 3 Asia as part of the 15 Shorts Project

Director: Nicole Midori Woodford
Produced by: Potocol

Not everyone has someone by their side when they have to pass on from the world of the living to the dead. One man, Tommy Yu, has opened up his life to help these who are all alone in their last hour and sought to show them grace. His flat becomes a waiting room of sorts, one with a collection of dozens of watches; their last possessions that are not allowed to travel with them to the afterlife.

Director
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Director-writer Nicole Midori Woodford is a Singaporean filmmaker who examines the nature of trauma upon memory and its permanence. The film centrally dwells upon memory that transcends our deaths, and redemption. Even if the tangible is lost, the soul of a place or person continues to exist in the memory and in time. Her works have always dwelled on how parallel worlds dissect or overlap. The film is about the human condition and what lies beyond the void. The characters in the film all journey to look for a certain someone who is missing from their lives. They eventually discover residual vestiges of loved ones through these encounters.Nicole Midori Woodford is an alumnus of the Asian Film Academy and Berlinale Talents in 2010. Her latest short film For we are strangers made its world premiere at the 20th Busan International Film Festival in the Wide Angle Short Film Competition, 2015. Her portfolio of works can be found on www.nicolemidori.com.
Details
Shooting format: HD
Runtime: 19 mins
Language: Mandarin, English
Genre: Drama
Distribution: Viddsee, Toggle, Krisflyer, Filmgarde