Esplanade Presents


Short Films from Temasek Polytechnic School of Design


26 Apr 2023, Wed, 6.45pm & 7.45pm


(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Concourse

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Created by graduating students of Temasek Polytechnic’s School of Design, this showcase features films that explore the complexity of parent-child relationships.


6.45pm – 7.15pm


Condo Cops (2022)

Director & Writer: Lim Hong Jun

Producer: Cheang Tze Chelsea

Language: English & Mandarin

Subtitles: English

Film rating: PG


Boon is a Malaysian working in Singapore as a security guard. Having sacrificed time from family to work in a toxic environment, Boon loses touch of what he's doing and begins to despise his job. After realising his daughter will be flying overseas to study, Boon seeks to return and see his daughter one last time. He is given one final assignment before he goes, to mentor a rookie, Caleb, who will be relieving him during his absence. However, Caleb and Boon share conflicting beliefs on how to do their jobs. With the limited time he has, will Boon be able to train Caleb before his daughter leaves?


16 Melodies (2022)

Director & Writer: Muthaiah Keerthivasan

Producer: Janis Lim Hui

Language: Tamil

Subtitles: English

Film rating: PG


When her widowed father Karthik starts to date again, his daughter Nithya questions her father's relationship with her late mother and finds a song that ties her past, present and future. Whether Nithya chooses to accept her father's new partner Sakthi with this new information, forms the rest of the story.


7.45pm – 8.15pm


Transference (2022)

Director & Writer: Anya Chua

Producer: Marcus Ong

Language: English

Subtitles: English

Film rating: PG


Henry, a mind-reading superhero with fading stardom, is diagnosed with dementia. He tries to repair his relationship with his daughter Jade but is met with aloofness from her. Along the way, he slowly loses more control over his powers as his condition worsens. Then, Jade decides to tell Henry that she’s moving to Australia which causes Henry loses control in his rage.The father and daughter are then forced to work on mending their relationship, one step at a time.


Tersayang (2022)

Director & Writer: Ishraful Khairy Bin Zulkiffli

Producer: Wong Mew Cheng

Language: Malay & English

Subtitles: English

Film rating: PG


18-year-old Janna was raised by her adoptive parents, Rosmah and Osman. One day, Janna receives a mysterious letter addressed to her house for Mei Ling, and a woman appears in her life looking for Mei Ling as well. Janna goes on a journey to seek out this woman, who turns out to be her biological mother, Li Ying.


No tickets will be issued. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Language: Various Languages
Things to Note:
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Artist Information

Temasek Polytechnic School of Design

At Temasek Polytechnic’s School of Design, emotional storytelling is in the DNA of every student film. Every film strives to bring the audience on an emotional journey that tugs at the heartstrings in a quiet celebration of hope in humanity. Along with quality storytelling, the school puts a great emphasis on teamwork. The success of each film is a summation of all the contributions of every member in the filmmaking team.

Date & Time

26 Apr 2023, Wed


Esplanade Concourse
Condo Cops, 16 Melodies


Esplanade Concourse
Transference, Tersayang

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