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Jie Lun is a 21-year-old student who has been painstakingly raised by his single mother. He is accepted to a prestigious university overseas but has to remain in Singapore due to their family finances. When he is introduced to his mother's new boyfriend, he has to learn to accept him, while making the choice to invest in a better future overseas.

  • Sherri Chiang
  • Eunice Chua
  • Zi Keane Seah
  • Sherri Chiang
  • Jeremiah Tan
    Director of Photography
  • Zi Keane Seah
  • Rick Leow
    Liu Jie Lun
  • Jackie Lim
    Liu Li Lan
  • Henry Cheong
    Eric Chou
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  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
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  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 11, 2022
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  • Language:
    English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, H.264, 25p, 2048x1080
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Ngee Ann Polytechnic, School of Film and Media Studies
Director Biography - Sherri Chiang

Sherri Chiang is a film student currently pursuing a Diploma in Film, Sound & Video in Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore. Having picked up a camera at the age of 9 years old, she has been creating photography content thereby creating her personal brand: richi.cr2. Since 2020, Sherri has been gaining experience in the visuals of the film industry as a director of photography, director and editor. The Bond Between was a documentary made in 2021 which Sherri edited and has gained the recognition of HonourSG, a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting a culture of Honour and Honouring. She directed her very first narrative film, 接纳 Kindred in 2022 which tells the story of a young man making his decision for his future either now or never. She aspires to be a Director of Photography and Director in the future.

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Director Statement

It’s a prerequisite as an Asian student - our hopes and dreams of securing a spot in our dream university just so we would be at ease that our future is set with a Bachelor’s degree.

We want to return our parents' efforts in raising us. But can we selfishly rely on their hard-earned money for the mere possibility of securing a better future? And would it also be equally selfish if we insist on our independence and lead a life we deem to suit us best, even without the success definition?

接纳 Kindred is the representation of students who have to struggle between their choice of making the decision for a better future now or never.