Filament 2010 - A Light in the Darkness by Liew Shi Xiong
My heart sinks a little everytime I see a painstakingly put-together period short film (by a young group of people) not quite reaching the audiences it is meant to reach. They seem to occupy a strange spot in the whole ecosystem of films. They often reflect a certain fascination or fetish towards re-creating an old period on film, hence the payoff for the filmmakers is often in the fun of making these films. Yet, the young directors who are making these period shorts, often lack the life experience and maturity to pitch their stories at a credible level or to deliver the soul and spirit of a time in the distant past. And often, the budget do not suffice making it look commercially polished enough to reach out to a wider audience.