NIRVANA is a docu-fiction shortlisted for Singapore Media Academy's 180 Short Film Competition.
Submitted under the Professional Category.
The "180 Short Film Competition" was conceptualised to heighten the appreciation and encourage respect for frontline workers in the Cleaning, Security, Landscape, Floristry and Social Service sectors, and the important role they play in society.
Organised by the Singapore Media Academy (SMA) and supported by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) together with other industry sponsors, the participants were tasked to produce a compelling, creative, touching, aspiring and yet informative short film with the theme "Appreciating our Frontliners in the Cleaning, Security, Landscape, Floristry and Social Services industries".
NIRVANA follows a social worker as she recounts the haunting interaction with a Dementia sufferer to a cancer-ridden child, which eventually leads to the unavoidable conversation on death.
The film details the unrecognized effort of social work for these disadvantaged individuals while exploring the themes of life and death through an unorthodox portrayal.
Director/Screenwriter - GAVRIL HING
Cinematography - TARIQ MANSOR
Editor - ZULHAIRI
Camera Asst. - ASHRAF ARIFFIN
Asst. Director - TEO SOI MOI
Ah Gong - HING YAM LIM
Girl - ELYSIA WOO
Social Worker - TAN YUE XING
Boy - GERALD SEAH