Dine n' Dash

A short iPhone X film about the different stages in a relationship, told solely through the couple's conversations at their dining table.

The film was shot with an iPhone X, using Filmic Pro. Sound was captured via an iPhone 6S. Post-production was done on DaVinci Resolve.

  • Long Quang Xie
  • Long Quang Xie
  • Long Quang Xie
  • Long Quang Xie
    Director of Photography
  • Long Quang Xie
  • Arielle Jasmine
    Key Cast
  • Htet Myat Ko Ko
    Key Cast
  • Rachel Wong
    Boom Operator
  • Jonathan Choo
    Script Supervisor
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Romance, Drama, Family Drama
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 20, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    185 USD
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Ngee Ann Polytechnic. Diploma of Film, Sound & Video.
Director Biography - Long Quang Xie

Long is currently a Final Year film student at Ngee Ann Polytechnic.​

At a young age, Long taught himself the creative endeavours of filmmaking and music production, using resources found on the Internet. Before his enrolment at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, he would release various passion projects on his YouTube channel - most of which was self-funded. By working on these projects, Long learnt to be creatively resourceful.

With a dream of bringing international attention to the art scene in Southeast Asia, Long is always looking to get better at his craft.

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Director Statement

There is nothing more intimate than having a meal with somebody.

When I was younger, my family would eat together for practically every meal. However, now, we only do so on the rarest occasions. More often than not, I would retreat to the comforts of my room, and either eat while doing work or watching YouTube videos.

Even when we do eat together, I might be more preoccupied with my phone, than hold any sort of real conversations with them.

Even now, I’m often reluctant to accept dinner invitations from new people I’ve met because I’m afraid that we would just be eating in awkward silence.

Hence, through this film, I wanted to explore the theme of complacency in relationships.