Singapore-based short-film portal Viddsee on Wednesday launched its Channels section for content partners around the region to showcase more short films online.
From the birth of a blind boy finding his place in society to the death of a father triggered by a young man’s love, these films explore diverse themes from love, friendship, sex to death.
One of the four films debuting on the site, TheRapist, written and directed by Diane Ventura (Philippines), tells the story of a young man accused of rape sent for psychiatric evaluation, where he recalls and narrates the details of what transpired the night of his alleged assault to his therapist.
The short film stars veteran Filipino character actress Cherie Gil and newcomer Marco Morales in the lead. The film ended up getting nods from the International Film Festival Manhattan (IFFM) in New York, making it to the Most Popular Films and Best Short Film lists.
The line-up of premieres will include Hajat by Ken Kin (Malaysia), Echo by Lincoln Chia (Thailand/Singapore) and Paper Boxes by Melinda Tan & Ho Jia Jian (Singapore).