Everyday as the hands of the clock reaches the hour, he lingers near the phone. The year is 1985 and instead of individual mobile phones, there is just one phone for the entire neighbourhood.
It’s been a source of happiness for many as they receive updates from family and plan meet ups with friends.
Yet, he continues to wait hopefully for the phone to ring for him. There’s just one person that he hopes to hear on the other line.
Cradling the phone is a poor substitute for the child he’s missing, but it’s the closest thing he has to the voice on the other line.
‘Public Phone’ was nominated at the 2009 Singapore Short Film Festival for Best Art Direction.