A Jaded Schoolgirl And Her Secret Life Is Viddsee Shortee Aug 2018

 

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This Japanese schoolgirl has a secret double life.

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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.

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In darkened rooms and assumed identities, Yume searches for a cure to her ennui.

Unlike schoolwork, there’s no easy answer or solutions here. Try as she might, it’s not something money can buy either.

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Still, she marches on, the dying flames of hope lighting her path. Once more, with feeling.

Watch ‘Yume’ by Grace Swee (Singapore/Japan/United States) on Viddsee:

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!

For filmmakers: Submit your film here to stand a chance at being the next Viddsee Shortee!

Watch last month’s shortee, Ang High School At Si Olive, about two girls in love against the odds.

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