Sugee Cake

After his wife dies, Francis, now in his 70s, invites his children for the afternoon tea, where a surprise is waiting.

  • Anshul Tiwari
    The Unannounced, Wabi Sabi, The Primordial Song, Break The Silence, Rosario
  • Denise Oliveiro
  • Anshul Tiwari
    The Unannounced, Wabi Sabi
  • Grace Baey
  • Creatives At Work Singapore
  • IMDA Singapore
  • Mel Ferdinands
    Key Cast
  • Bridget Fernandez
    Key Cast
  • Renay Shandu
    Key Cast
    "Michael or Mikey"
  • Kymberly Naushad
    Key Cast
  • Adele Wong
    Key Cast
  • Cindy Berlandier
    Key Cast
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    15 minutes 40 seconds
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    January 15, 2020
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    17,000 USD
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Director Biography - Anshul Tiwari

Anshul Tiwari is a Singapore based Indian screenwriter, film director and editor with over a decade of experience creating fiction and documentary films for global media and television networks. His film BREAK THE SILENCE won the Best Film at Shorty Social Good Media Award, Los Angeles and SIMA Social Impact Media Award. His film ROSARIO won the Best Documentary Film at IAFOR FilmAsia Japan. His film WABI SABI opened the Singapore Japan Film Festival (SJ50) and was selected at Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF). His film BIN BULAAYE was one amongst the top ten Royal Stag Barrel Select films to be showcased at the 21st Mumbai Film Festival (MAMI).

Founder of FILMSPOSITIVE, Anshul has finished the English short film SUGEE CAKE - starring prominent Singapore actors Mel Ferdinand and Bridget Fernandez - in partnership with Media Development Authority of Singapore.

His first Hindi feature film JAMOON is scheduled to be filmed early 2020.

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Director Statement

After the sudden loss of my father few years ago, our biggest worry as a family was to deal with my mother’s decline into old age - sentenced to a life of loneliness without her better half. We imposed a lot of life choices on her and most times we weren’t sure, perhaps not even cared, if those choices worked for her. We didn’t want her to have the burden to choose for herself - or so we liked to think. On hindsight, I feel we should’ve let her choose more or listened to her more - no matter how slow or delayed her responses.

Sugee Cake was born from this experience. When a man loses his wife, his children assume the role of his parent. Often times, their decisions are informed by what’s convenient for them, and result in a loss of the father's dignity. Now, he has to prove that despite his 70 years, they can’t automatically label him crumbling and declining, instead they must respect his choices and let him choose to live in his own version of peace.