Private Project

Welcome Home

A daughter returns home to reconcile with her mother, using
their language barrier, her spiteful sister threatens to pull
them apart forever.

  • Jared Wee
  • Jared Wee
  • Kalina Cheng
  • Kevin Ng
    Director of Photography
  • Leon Yong
    Assistant Director
  • Lynn Liong
    Key Cast
    "Lee Siew"
  • Ain Evon
    Key Cast
  • Ashley Ten
    Key Cast
    "Lee An"
  • Rebecca Low
    Sound Designer
  • Jesslyn Tong
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  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 23, 2021
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    Chinese, English
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Sunway University
Director Biography - Jared Wee

Jared Wee is a Malaysian filmmaker, writer, and student
currently based in Kuala Lumpur. Telling stories has always
been a part of his life, whether it be through film, art,
photography, or writing. His stories aim to explore personal &
local issues authentically.

In 2020, his comedic action short film "MATA" was shortlisted for the Short and Sweet Film Festival 2020. His latest short "Welcome Home", a Chinese family drama, is currently going through its festival run and will premiere in early 2022.

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Director Statement

Language and communication is an important aspect of any family. How parents express love and appreciation to their children will fundamentally shape their view of healthy relationships. Sadly in Asian culture the hiding of emotions and the restraint of affection negatively affects the bonds between family members. Furthermore, with western ideals being ingrained into the identity of asian youth, having miscommunication is more likely than ever.

This is what I wanted to capture with my short film Welcome Home, mainly because I don't see this conflict portrayed on screen in a Malaysian context. When similar themes do pop in films they are either glossed over or given a 'happy ending'. I aim to portray that in reality some relationships can't be so easily fixed. I hope audiences are able to relate to Lee Siew's struggle and reflect on their own relationships with their families.