Twenty years of silence are broken when a feisty young woman, Ali and her sheltered 8 year-old blind son, Jonah are forced to stay with her estranged elderly father, Tan.Set in the forgotten suburbs of modern Singapore, Ali's attempt to escape repeated bad relationships ironically puts her before the man she resents the most.
After a fall-out with her recent boyfriend Ethan, Ali finds herself broke, desperate and homeless. She reluctantly accepts a part time job in her father's bird shop, but not without the resistance of the shop's manager Liz, a manipulative and protective middle-aged British woman.
While Liz and Ali clash at every glance, Tan begins to bond with his new grandson, teaching him about the beauty of Singapore's traditional songbird culture.
Ali - TAN KHENG HUA | Tan - MAKOTO IWAMATSU | Jonah - DICKSON TAN | Ethan - BOBBY TONELLI
Liz - ZELDA RUBENSTEIN | Leo - ASRANI
Writer/Director: GRAHAM STREETER
Executive Producers: JOSHUA WONG, FRANK CODY, TANI SNG, GRAHAM STREETER, HARI CHEMBUKAVE
Director of Photography: MARK LAPWOOD ACS
Production Designer: SAMANTHA SNG
Costume Designer: PRISCILLA CHOO
Editor: GENEVIEVE LEE
Composer: ROGER BOURLAND
Format: PANASONIC VARICAM HD - 1:1.85
Awards & Nominations:
Winner Bronze Award, Feature Drama Cinema, ACS Awards, NSW Sydney 2007
- Official Selection - Pusan International Film Festival 2005
- Closing Ceremony Film, Prague Film Festival - Asia Film Festival 2005
- Competition - Bangladesh International Film Festival 2006