Developed at SEAFIC 2017
Project in Development
Director: Nicole Midori Woodford
Produced by Potocol
Seeking international co-producers, financiers, distribution
14 year old Ami lives with her father in a Singaporean home struggling to cope with the sudden departure of her mother to Japan 5 years ago. Unbeknownst to those around her, Ami begins to develop clairvoyant powers that enable her to traverse into the world of the dead. One day, she witnesses a vision in her mind’s eye foreshadowing the destruction of her mother’s coastal village. This event triggers Ami’s quest to rescue her mother from impending disaster. On this journey, she is confronted with the truth behind her mother’s departure as well as her supernatural powers.
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.
Shooting format: HD
Runtime: 100 mins
Language: Japanese, English, Mandarin
Genre: Coming of Age drama, Supernatural
Shooting start: 2018