To Kill the Birds and the Bees

To Kill the Birds & the Bees follows three initially separate stories of four average Singaporeans – a pair of young twins, a secondary school prefect and a conservative housewife – who each encounter a sexual situation in the course of their day.

  • Calleen Koh Yee Lin
    Director
  • Calleen Koh Yee Lin
    Producer
  • Calleen Koh Yee Lin
    Writer
  • Shahrazad Logan
    Assistant Director
  • Teo Wan Yee
    Assistant Director
  • Shahrazad Logan
    Assistant Producer
  • Teo Wan Yee
    Assistant Producer
  • Calleen Koh Yee Lin
    Audio Mixing
  • Shahrazad Logan
    Animation Director
  • Calleen Koh Yee Lin
    Editor
  • Matthias Teh En
    Sound Track
  • Adam Mark Lim
    Sound Track
  • Calleen Koh Yee Lin
    Sound Track
  • Teo Wan Yee
    Backgrounds & Layout
  • Calleen Koh Yee Lin
    Backgrounds & Layout
  • Syakirah Noble
    Voice Over
  • Rea Kami
    Voice Over
  • Matthias Teh En
    Voice Over
  • Valerie Koh Suan Yun
    Production Assistant
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Student
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Satire, Animation, 2d Animation, Social Commentary
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 30, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    Singapore
  • Country of Filming:
    Singapore
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - LASALLE College of the Arts
Director Biography - Calleen Koh Yee Lin

To Kill the Birds & the Bees is a film that is inspired by personal stories of many people in my life and in Singapore. They share a thematic commonality of experiencing the highly sanitised way our country approaches the topic of sex from in our day to day lives- be it in our sex education (or lack therof) or parents shying from having open conversations about sex with their kids.

As Singapore undergoes a metamorphosis from a conservative society to one that is more liberal at times, this film endeavours to investigate what it means to live in these disruptive times. We have been observing that the conversations we have about sex in Singapore has created a confused generation that does not know how to hold an honest conversation about sex, leading to societal harms such as the hyper-sexualisation of our children and teens who feel afraid to approach their parents or other responsible adults when confronted with issues of sex and sexuality. The resultant of this is hypocrisy and an underlying fear of judgement.

As such, we have created this film to highlight these urgent issues which we have brushed under the carpet in a fun and engaging manner, with the hopes of capturing the attention of our viewers and to provoke much overdue conversations.

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Director Statement

Director: Calleen Koh Yee Lin
Email: calleenkoh@gmail.com