This Japanese schoolgirl has a secret double life.
Yume’s friends and family know her as a jovial teenager. A model student and a filial daughter, she fulfils all the expectations cast on her with a genial smile.
Underneath the pristine uniform is a rebellious streak that comes to life in the night.
Unlike schoolwork, there’s no easy answer or solutions here. Try as she might, it’s not something money can buy either.
Still, she marches on, the dying flames of hope lighting her path. Once more, with feeling.
Director & Editor: Grace Swee
Writer: Minami Goto, Grace Swee
Assistant Director & Producer: Minami Goto
Co-Producer: Mahak Jiwani
Script Supervisor: Oriha Christine Sugihara
Director of Photography: Wen Shipei
Cast: Atsuko Kikuchi (Yume), Toshiyuki Kawai (Father), Yuuri Kaburagi (Mother), Yasunari Shibazaki (Mr Yoshi), Hiroyuki Suzuki (Mr Shunji), Masako Suzuki (Teacher), Minori Konta (Hana)
Art & Production Design: Yuma Arai, Minami Goto, Grace Swee
Make-up & Photographer: Ada Zhang
Colourist: Eugene Seah
Sound Mixer: Cheng Lijie
‘Yume’ was the most-watched, most-loved short film last month, and it’s our August Viddsee Shortee!
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