For us children, our mother’s nagging can be a frustrating, constant annoyance.
However, when her presence is no longer felt, these words become our strongest source of comfort and affection.
It is then that we learn to hold on tightly to these warm, faint traces of memories.
吗 “Mother” is a film produced by Blotch Studios, a team of 9 film-making aficionados with an average age of 20. To date, we have 7 films under our name. All of us met in Hwa Chong Institution, and came together with the vision of creating art and learning about life through film.
All of us from Blotch Studios are entering college this year, and most of us are leaving Singapore to pursue our education overseas. This is a turning point for many of us, where we mature from teenagers to young adults, spread our wings and leave our homes. As time passes, we grow up and our parents grow old. With Mother’s Day just round the corner, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank our mothers and show them our gratitude.
This film is a tribute to all mothers of the world. There are times when we may not appreciate your presence, but we will always feel your absence. Although we may not agree on everything, we thank you for your unconditional, everlasting love and dedication, for bringing us into this world and for showing us what it means to be a selfless pillar of our families.
If the film strikes a strong chord in you, it is probably because the film is heavily based on our personal everyday experiences with our mothers. The story itself is adapted from a true event that happened to the director of this film, Victor Gan.
Editor’s Note: It is amazing how we often take the smallest things for granted, and I think the film – with Mother’s Day just a few days away – is a great reminder for many of us to show our appreciation to our mothers. Brilliant use of the Chinese character “吗”. This film was produced by a passionate group of young film-makers (many of whom are my friends, and whom I hope to have the privilege of featuring soon), who are certainly poised to do great things in the future. Enjoy the short film!