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A Text Message

"A Text Message." follows 'Lionel', an average Singaporean boy in a seemingly perpetual battle against loneliness. He sends a wake-up to his past self in 2017, hoping to dissuade him from going through with a harmful decision.

Throughout the film, we witness the everlasting impact of Lionel's inner voice, as well as the transformative power of hope through the support from his friends and family. Lionel's journey throughout the film serves as a powerful reminder that seeking help from oneself and loved ones can lead to profound healing and strength.

  • Lionel Fong
    Producer, Director, Writer, Editor, Actor
  • Robbie Wong
    Assistant Producer, Cameraman
  • Chong Yi Kai
    Assistant Editor, Audio Engineer, Colourist, Production Crew
  • Janice Lim
    Storyboard Artist, Production Crew
  • Kek Zhi Wei
    Production Crew
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
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  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 26, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
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  • Language:
    English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, DSLR
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Director Biography

Lionel is a student pursuing his BA in Arts Management at LASALLE College of the Arts. With a background in Visual Effects and Motion Graphics from Singapore Polytechnic, he displays a strong interest and passion for film, theatre, storytelling, and mental health advocacy. Believing that every life has a story and that every story carries meaning, Lionel aims to make a positive impact through his creative endeavours.

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Director Statement

This is my first time diving into my own story, and it's something I hold close to my heart. I made this short film with a simple hope: that after watching it, audiences will realize the incredible support they have around them. As much as loneliness could make us feel invisible, I want all to know that we are never alone and that there are always people around us. So, sit back, enjoy the film, and let's spread some positivity!