One Friday Night

Two strangers dealing with loneliness on a Friday night offer company to each other on their way home.

  • Aaron Leong
    Director
  • Aaron Leong
    Writer
  • Alex Seow
    Producer
  • Aaron Leong
    Producer
  • Benny Daffly
    Director of Photography
  • Jagraj Singh Wasan
    Actor
  • Juliana Kassim Chan
    Actor
  • Deryl Joyce Tan
    Editor
  • Aaron Leong
    Editor
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 30, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    11,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Singapore
  • Country of Filming:
    Singapore
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Sony A7s2 35mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Berlin International Art Film Festival
    Berlin
    Germany
    Best First Time Short Filmmaker
  • Toronto Indie Shorts
    Toronto
    Canada
    Official Selection
  • Amsterdam Short Film Festival
    Amsterdam
    Netherlands
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Aaron Leong

Born and brought up in the East Coast of Singapore, Aaron is a largely self-taught filmmaker through work and experience. At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, Aaron embarked on his first short film that was funded by savings from his first full-time employment. One Friday Night was picked up in a few festival circuits in Singapore, Europe and Canada Since then, Aaron has opened up a production company to produce original content. While shuffling in between various commercial gigs, Aaron continues writing down story ideas for his next film. In September 2023, Aaron plans to release his second short film that was funded by business savings from his commercial engagements. While working to produce his next film, Aaron hopes that one day he can have his work recognised and be given a chance to have them commissioned for the big screen.

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Director Statement

I enjoy hearing stories that delve into the interior lives of people. Many of these stories do not have the appropriate words to accompany the situations that they find themselves in. Hence films have become my medium to tell these stories, to give them a voice when they do not know that they have one.