Go Home

Set in modern-day Singapore, long time friends, Kyra, a 23-year-old Singaporean, and Jamie, a 24-year-old Indonesian, spend an evening together. On their way to a music gig, they make a stop at a photoshop to take a passport photo. While taking the photo, Kyra reveals that she is going overseas after graduating for work which causes tension between them. As they make their way to the gig, they find themselves in each other amidst the changing landscapes and their changing identities.

  • Christianne Chua
    Director
  • Christianne Chua
    Writer
  • Chloe Nicole Leong
    Producer
  • Ryan Sng
    Director of Photography
  • Joy Sim
    Production Designer
  • Jacob Chio
    Director of Sound
  • Jun Ming Teo
    Editor
  • Shi-An Lim
    Key Cast
    "Kyra"
  • Kee Joo Sim
    Key Cast
    "Jamie"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 18, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    6,722 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Singapore
  • Country of Filming:
    Singapore
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    ARRI ALEXA CLASSIC 2048 ⨉ 1152
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.85:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University
Director Biography - Christianne Chua

Christianne is a 25 year-old Singaporean who recently graduated from NTU School of Art, Design and Media, specialising in Filmmaking. She thrives on making narrative shorts and creating photographic pieces that encapsulate the beauty of the Singaporean landscape and people. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, bouldering and eating her grandmother's mee hoon kueh. Go Home is Christianne's first directorial short film of this length and is her love letter to her home and friends.

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Director Statement

Using themes and motifs on home, identity, local music and friendship, our film follows the two characters’ journey in finding themselves in each other amidst the changing landscapes and their changing identities. Set against our local landscape, we explore the struggle of finding a sense of belonging that people living in Singapore may face and how we come to terms with it.

We hope to encourage everyone to have more empathy for others of different backgrounds. With this heartfelt and personal film, we want to foster an inclusive and harmonious society in an organic way.