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James Lee's LAST DAYS OF SCHOOL and other touching father-daughter commercials

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A few days ago, James Lee shared a link to LAST DAY OF SCHOOL, a short film he did for Singapore's NTUC Income OrangeAid. Along with his 2013 short FAMILY PORTRAIT 全家福 , this is possibly his most heartwarming (and most unabashedly tearjerking) work ever. Starring newcomer Evon Chua and James Lee regular Mike Chuah, this short film tells the story of Siew Fang, who is finishing high school and has big dreams, but she also has bigger responsibilities towards her family. Having gotten nearly 70 000 views to date (60 000 from yesterday itself!), his short has became viral. Watch this if you haven't. Recently, I have been seeing a lot of touching father-daughter short films and commercials online. Despite not being a dad myself, most of these works have left me a little misty-eyed. Therefore I'm going to share a few that I've stumbled upon in the last few weeks. The first one's been pretty ubiquitous, not only had it dominate my Facebook newsfeed, it'

[Photo] Trumpet the Cat hijacks my bag

Trumpet the Cat hijacks my bag (Check out more photos from my Instagram account .)

[Photo] Imagining a lost film.

Imagining a lost film. (Check out more photos from my Instagram account .)

[Photo] Never needed a flowchart for editing until now.

Never needed a flowchart for editing until now. (Check out more photos from my Instagram account .)

Shooting a badminton documentary

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Over the past few weeks, I have alluded to a badminton documentary that I've been working on. For this documentary, we have traveled around the country, and even going to Singapore , interviewing many people, including Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah, wife of the former Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir , numerous badminton heroes of different eras etc. Peggy Loh also described extensively in her blog about one of the interview shoots we did with her uncle, Roland Ng. Yesterday, it was time for us to shoot the reenactments of a long-ago tournament covered extensively in my documentary.

[Video] Film crew playing badminton

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Film crew playing badminton

[Photo] Door leading to nowhere, just sunlight.

Door leading to nowhere, just sunlight. via IFTTT (Check out more photos from my Instagram account .)

Short films from the VERY BAD FILM SCHOOL: James Lee Challenge

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No, I'm not dissing a film school. The Very Bad Film School is a one weekend film challenge started earlier this year by Tan Chui Mui with the strong belief that the only way to learn how to make films is... by making films. (which I don't disagree) There are different challenges in each session initiated by different filmmakers, and usually ends with participants making a short film in a day. These sessions include David Lynch film marathons, listening to experimental music from the past decade, lectures etc. Last weekend was James Lee's challenge, and it's a series of challenges that truly mirror his own philosophy as a filmmaker!

[Video] Shadow badminton

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Shadow badminton

[Photo] Happy Father's Day dinner on top of the city

Happy Father's Day dinner on top of the city via IFTTT I'm also adding another photo I posted earlier today.!

[Photo] Retro wrestlers forced to fight against aliens.

Retro wrestlers forced to fight against aliens. via  IFTTT