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Wet Season | 2007 | 5'42 | Mandarin

Using a blend of stop motion animation and live action in this almost-one-man production, Wet Season tracks a filmmaker's attempt to find closure after his father's death by making a short film about him. The filmmaker reminisces about the time they spent together, the advice his father gave him, but above all, finds himself pining for the lost opportunities between them.

Screening History: Best Short Film, 3rd Jogja NETPAC International Film Festival (Indonesia, 2008); 1st Prize, Experimental Short Films, 12th Ismailia International Film Festival; Special Jury Prize, 21st Singapore International Film Festival (2008); 28th Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival (Hawaii, 2008); 4th InD Panda International Short Film Festival (Hong Kong, 2008); 5th Singapore Short Cuts (2008)

Michael Tay Hong Khoon
Born 21st July 1983, Singapore, Michael graduated from the School of Film, Sound and Video at Ngee Ann Polytechnic in 2003, where he learnt about screenwriting, editing and cinematography. He was the cinematographer for the award-winning student short film, Cell 118, before he pursued his degree in the School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University. In 2005, he began actively making short films and has made five short films to date. His films are often shot on a shoe-string budget and his crew has never included more than five people. He usually multi-tasks in his production and Wet Season marks his first attempt at casting and directing himself in front of the camera.

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