Multiple award winning story about a day in the life of an old cardboard collector in Singapore.
Best Direction (Cine65 Jury Awards 2019)
Best Cinematography (Cine65 Jury Awards 2019)
Best Art Direction (Cine65 Jury Awards 2019)
An elderly cardboard collector manages a measly $4.80 from selling his
cardboard boxes to a recycling centre at the end of a long days work.
Barely enough money to make ends meet, he bums a cigarette from a stranger outside a hawker centre on the way back.
Hungry and exhausted upon arriving home, he is greeted by his wife and a
table of simple yet comforting dishes: warm porridge, stir-fried vegetables and a can of black bean dace(fish).
As the couple have a honest conversation about their daily struggles, they
find joy in the simplest of pleasures: sharing a “You Tiao”(dough fritter).
“一人一半” or “Two Halves” is a short film that delves deeper into the heart of
the problems in lower income, elderly families in Singapore. Also, bringing to
light the unrelenting harshness of reality: “When life comes down to the
dollars and cents, it’s whether you see the glass half full or half empty.”
Tuen Wai Meng – Old Man
Pearl Wong – Old Man’s Wife
Larry Low – Recycling Center Boss
Jonathan Cheok – Stranger
Jonathan Cheok – Director, Producer, Writer, Set Design
Braven Yeo – Co-Director, Co-Writer, DOP, Editor, Sound Designer, Colourist
Aaroson Koh – Assistant Director
Ryan Yong – Camera Assistant
Afiq Aris – Gaffer
M. Nurhidayat – Grip
Justin Mok – Art Director
Zhuning – Location Sound Recordist
Vivian Ang – Makeup Artist
Brianna Wai – Production Assistant
Tay Chun Hsien – Production Assistant
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