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In a parent-teacher meeting with a distraught mother, a teacher is exposed to a world she readily empathises with.
But where does the truth lie? 

Film Shortage Premiere + Interview:

Official Selection:
23rd FirstGlance Los Angeles Film Festival 2023 
Hollywood ShortsFest 2023

Venice Shorts 2023
Swedish International Film Festival (Nominee), Dec 2022
New York Shorts International Film Festival 2022 (Digital Edition)

FirstGlance N
Mela Hudson Award - Nominee
Best Director - Nominee

Best Actress - Nominee (Karen Tan Bee Lin)

*SCAPE National Youth Film Awards 2023:
Best Screenplay - Winner
Best Director - Nominee
Best Lead Performance - Nominee (Lim Shi-An)
Best Editing - Nominee

Mirada Corta Short Film Festival 2024 - Visiones Unicas Selection 
CLIMAX Festival Internacional de Cinema Independiente 2023 - Finalist;
Best Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role - Nominee (Lim Shi-An)

New York Indie Shorts Awards 2023 - Jury's Choice Award 

Rome Prisma Film Awards - Monthly Pick, Nov 2022

Karen Tan Bee Lin, Lim Shi-An, Nora Samosir

17 min.


Indie Shorts Mag — Motherland: Weaponised Assumptions, and Those Who Use Them
Short Films Matter — "A startling drama that delves into a hostile mother/daughter relationship."
Film Threat — "... the story of a deteriorating family and a deeply buried truth."


Xintian Observes — EXTRAordinary#1 Denise Khng, made an independent short film


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