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Three Girls Walk Into A Bar

Mia, an aspiring painter reeling from a fresh breakup with famed local artist Jun, who has left her for a new muse; Lixi, a serial ghoster forced to wrestle with closure when she finds herself a guest at her ex-girlfriend Rebecca's engagement party; and Sam, their inscrutable bartender still struggling with her musical solo act and identity after splitting up with her longtime bandmate/lover also named Sam. The girls are swept up in a whirlwind conversation as their journeys and memories intertwine, finding questions and answers in each other as they meet at crossroads of their lives.

Three Girls Walk Into A Bar is an unflinching gaze on the modern love in Singapore inspired by the personal experiences of its creators. An homage to those late nights / early mornings spent in bars pouring out our life stories to complete strangers, the film is dedicated to a generation going through a collective identity crisis in the name of self-actualization - traversing relationship minefields and building a new emotional vocabulary together, one heartending conversation at a time.

  • Jedidah Neo
  • Jedidah Neo
  • Brianna Wai
  • Victoria Loke
    Key Cast
  • Jean Goh
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  • Narelle Kheng
    Key Cast
  • Tim Goh
    Director of Photography
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    Romance, Drama
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    1 hour 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 29, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    29,500 USD
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Director Biography - Jedidah Neo

JED is a Singaporean filmmaker who has written and directed over 15 different original projects, including episodic series, short films and music videos.

THREE GIRLS WALK INTO A BAR is her debut feature-length work, produced under her own production company MIDNIGHT POSSE FILMS.

MIDNIGHT POSSE FILMS produces female-focused original content that draws heavily on the universal experience of girlhood meets womanhood meets the chaos of life, love and loss – with an emphasis on visually striking imagery, a nod to JED's prolific experience as an Art Director and Set Designer.

JED is currently developing an original scripted drama titled BABE, an international production set across Southeast Asia with preliminary interest from Netflix USA, Complex Networks, Kaling International and WarnerMedia-owned Gunpowder & Sky.

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Director Statement

"You can't hurt someone and then try to control how they feel about it."

Funnily enough, creating THREE GIRLS was my way of transcending heartbreak in real life in order to become the narrative —an attempt to control my own memories. It wasn't enough to endure the pain and nostalgia, I had to write it. I had to watch it being inflicted to make sense of it. It's inherently human to want to make meaning out of suffering. We want it to count. I guess that's what you get for dating a filmmaker. Or a singer. Or an artist. You'll be kept frozen as a memory, an intangible snow globe.

When Narelle (muse/singer-songwriter/friend) said, "Why don't we make a film about love?"', what I felt was loss. I hate tragedies, but I can't stop writing them. My film school thesis short was about best friends breaking up non-chronologically. It isn't enough to witness the end of something precious, you have to watch it begin. There is no loss if the love didn't exist, and vice versa. I don't think I'll ever be over the meaning of starts and ends, but I'll spend the rest of my life exploring these themes in film.

THREE GIRLS came to mind as: the nights I spent intoxicated in the arms of friends. The nights we try to survive. The unwavering love of sisterhood at any age. You know the feeling. One day you're 17 and heartbroken for the first time, the next you're 27 and haven't been single in a decade. Who are you now? You hit the bar, you cry in the club. You talk. Your friends can't save you, but they can stay with you until the sun rises again. Sometimes that's all you need.

Crafting my debut feature film was equal parts exhilarating, chaotic, and trying- we went from conceptualization and pre-production, to the end of production in a span of just 4 months. We concluded principal photography in a remarkably short period of time, thanks to the tenacity and spirit of our cast and crew to ride or die with us. In many ways, l've inhabited every life and story in Three Girls, but it's not just mine or ours — it's bigger than us. I hope it'll keep resonating with everyone who's ever felt this way.

You're not alone.