Experiencing Interruptions?

Fishing For Words

In January 2015, then-50-year-old Sherwin Tang, an active fitness instructor by profession, was conducting a workout session at a gym when he suddenly collapsed from a stroke, rendering him in a temporary locked-in state. He underwent a painful rehabilitation process lasting for months. The stroke also caused him to acquire a language impairment - expressive aphasia. Despite being able to understand the people around him, he had difficulty finding the right words to express himself.

7 years on, he constantly undergoes daily home speech therapy to regain the words he lost, oftentimes becoming frustrated in the process.

  • Alton Ron Tan
  • Alton Ron Tan
  • Alton Ron Tan
  • Celestine Pang
    Assistant Producer
  • Leang Ren Ong
  • Tara Junxian Moosa
    Audio Mixing
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2023
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - LASALLE College of the Arts
Director Biography - Alton Ron Tan

Alton Tan’s filmmaking style gravitates towards societal questions such as disability and religion, often represented through an experimental lens. He enjoys scripting and directing stories inspired by his personalised views on marginalised/underrepresented individuals within everyday society. Post-graduation, Alton aims to continue his craft in the writing or editing department.

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