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Sepuloh (2013)

Sepuloh was a short film I produced back in 2013. It won the Best Student Drama (Foreign) at the International Family Film Festival 2013, and was an official selection for several other film festivals. Watch the video below:

The Story

The perfect job. The perfect wife. The perfect life. Johan’s life has always been perfect, up until he had his first son, Imran, whom the doctors diagnosed with autism. Unable to deal with the ‘imperfection’ in his otherwise flawless life, Johan wallows in work instead and his constant absence eventually causes his wife to ask for a divorce.

Tasked with telling Imran about it, Johan finally spends some time teaching his son to ride a bicycle. During these last moments together, however, Imran shows Johan that life isn’t without its scrapes and teaches him an important lesson:

Life doesn’t always have to be a perfect ten.

Awards

Best Student Drama (Foreign) category – International Family Film Festival 2013

Official Selections:

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2013
International Family Film Festival 2013
European Union Film Festival 2013
Big Bear Lake Film Festival 2013

The Cast
Johan – Awad Salim Ramli
Imran – Muhammad Danish Bin Awad Salim

The Team
Director / Director of Photography – Sean Ng
Producer / Casting Director – Geraldine Lee
Writer / Production Assistant – Diyanah Mustapha
Assistant Director / Art Director / Unit Production Manager – Mah Yinghao
Editor / Location Manager – Caleb Quek
Camera Assistant – Hady A. Hamid
Sound Recordist – Nicholas Matthew Lee
Production Assistant – Benjamin Tanaka

Special thanks to
Andrew Adelson
Rona Edwards
Nana Greenwald
Roderick Plummer
Chapman University Singapore

Sepuloh (short film)
Sepuloh (Behind the Scenes)
Sepuloh (Behind the Scenes)
Sepuloh (Behind the Scenes)
Sepuloh (Behind the Scenes)
Sepuloh (Behind the Scenes)
Sepuloh (Behind the Scenes)
Sepuloh (Behind the Scenes)
Sepuloh (Behind the Scenes)
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