Move Out Notice

Wei, 21, has not clashed with her real estate agent mother for over a year since they started a new system – “talking” to each other solely through cheerful-looking notes. However, when Wei clumsily announces that she is moving out to live independently, her obstinate mother declares war.

  • Leon Cheo
  • Chen Yingxuan
  • Leon Cheo
  • Chen Yingxuan
    Key Cast
  • Liow Shisuen
    Key Cast
  • Lim Teck Siang
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Drama
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 23, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    Chinese, English
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • 6th Singapore Short Film Awards

    (Best Script Nominee)
  • 32nd Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
  • 8th Seoul Int’l Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival
    Korea, Republic of
    (In Competition)
  • 9th Île Courts-International Short Film Festival in Mauritius
  • 17th San Diego Asian Film Festival
    San Diego
    United States
  • 3rd Beeston Film Festival
    United Kingdom
Director Biography - Leon Cheo

eon Cheo graduated from Chapman University with a BFA in Creative Producing. He is also an alumni of the Berlinale Talents (2014), Asian Film Academy (2013) and Tokyo Talent Campus (2012). Leon’s “The Three Sisters” won ‘Best Short Film’ at the 7th NETPAC-Jogja Asian Film Festival. His short films have travelled to festivals in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Hong Kong, Tehran, Bangkok, Germany, Tokyo, and more. He is currently finishing a web series, “People Like Us”, and developing his debut feature film, “For Adults Only”.

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Director Statement

When I first read Yingxuan’s script, I got really into it. The script’s themes spoke to me, and the tension and relationship between mother and daughter stayed with me long after I read the script. I sought to bring to life the script, and also the challenge of working on someone else’s script. I was really amused by the use of non-verbal communication, like texting, post-its, word magnets and more. The amount of passive-aggression is so ripe for family drama and comedy.