The Garbage Man

The life of a kind, loving, and optimistic garbage man who lives with his mother, changes when he discovers a chip that belonged to a wealthy, intoxicated person.He starts to develop an obsession with his luxurious life and aspires towards even greater heights. Consequently, he forgets about his loved one and departs from his principles.

  • Amirul Bin Hairullizan
  • Hui Mim, Hilda Tan
  • Amirul Bin Hairullizan
  • Hui Mim, Hilda Tan
  • Trisha Mae Macalalad Zara
  • Aidil Muhaimin
    Key Cast
  • Nurijah Nurijah Sahat
    Key Cast
  • De Zhong Chia
    Key Cast
  • Ahmed Syahmii Bin Ahmed Effendy
  • Nurfira Fazera Binte Roslan
    Art Director
  • Muhammad Huzaifah Chang
  • Danial Zuryan Bin Yakob
  • Trisha Mae Macalalad Zara
    Assistant Director
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy
  • Completion Date:
    April 14, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    2,778 USD
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  • Language:
    English, Malay
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Lasalle College of the Arts
Director Biography - Amirul Bin Hairullizan

Amirul Bin Hairullizan known as ‘Amirul Sibarani’ born in Singapore ( 31 July 2003, 19 years old) is a Singaporean filmmaker and director, noted for his vision on inspiring others to become a better version of themselves through his works and his iconic style of reflective artwork. Graduated from Bartley Secondary School where his interest in language and arts developed as he participated in Malay performing arts called ‘Dikir Barat’. He then joined Lasalle College Of The Arts, one of the renowned art schools in Singapore where he began his education journey in arts and fell in love with film as his mission towards his vision. Amirul’s first film is an experimental short film called ‘We’ll meet someday’ where he expresses his thoughts and feelings about distance in friendship, creating awareness on how valuable the bond of friendship is. Amirul’s impactful experimental work is relating to identity called ‘identity and society’ which then reflects on self. Amirul’s first big project that he directed is a narrative short film called ‘The Garbage Man’ as he aims to raise awareness in society about the competitive and obsessive world we are living, resulting in us forgetting about our own sense of self.

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Director Statement

I live by these words ‘Berbakti Melalui Seni’ which means ‘Service Through Art’. With every second of breath I take in, I live knowing that there’s always a mission. God has given everyone the same gift and I use the gift as a way for me to learn and apply. With each and every work I do, I hope to plant the will to believe in everyone’s self as a way for them to see light in a different light, where it helps to shape one’s success. My way of art is a reflective process as it is about ‘I and We’. Someday, I’ll be gone and forgotten but the message still lingers as it spreads positivity and influences progress. The vision I set is ‘inspire to aspire’ and the mission I set is ‘yearn to learn’.