Sunflowers


This story is ; an orphaned , and grandmother live with a girl , in the metropolis in the stage show makeup artist , and finally , they gave up her stage show originally wanted to become a famous make-up teacher 's dream , the place to turn into a small makeup etiquette teacher dead . And, all along , she did not know it was her grandmother before dying, please funeral home to make arrangements for her boss . Dreams and reality often has a great gap ; many people are looking forward to become a shining star on the stage of life much much attention . . . But, in order to compete in the arena , how many people want to fall into the heart of darkness ? Like the bright lights of sunflowers during the day , how many people know that their bow in the night and frustration ? From another angle to think , sometimes, life can be very simple , even if you are walking on the road no stars, but the pace will be more realistic, in that one only insects and remote places no applause , and you will feel more contented contented , like the night of sunflowers, quietly waiting for the sun, do not hate the night too long.


Director Biography - Quek Shio Chuan


Quek Shio Chuan comes from the rural town of Batu Pahat situated at the Southern region of Malaysia. Graduated with a bachelor in communications (HONS) Broadcasting from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman. At the young age of 29, he is currently committed to Reservoir Production Sdn Bhd, a commercial film production company. His passion in filmmaking has seen him taking up several positions in production whenever opportunity arises ranging from offline editor, graphic artist, assistant director & primarily film director. His first short film after graduation entitled Guang has won multiple awards internationally. After the success of his short films, Shio Chuan was given the opportunity to excel in his commercial making career working alongside several renown clients including Petronas, Samsung, Digi, Nissan, Prudential, Maxis and Nissan. Shio Chuan is looking forward to advance his commercial film-making career and is currently working on a feature length film due to be released next year


Director Statement

Why i made this film Looking at my grandfathers corpse for the last time through the glass panel of the coffin, lots of emotional thoughts rushed through my head. The pearl placed on his lips caught my attention. The undertaker calmly explained that the purpose of the pearl is light the way and to ensure my grandfather does not loose his way. Then i realized, that i know nothing about the process and culture behind the undertakers profession, and i wanted to show the missing link we never see between a persons death, to the moment he is presented to the family members. This event inspired me to make the film. I wanted to tell a story that educate people on the process and hopefully make them feel that the culture and process intertwined is to help us mourn on our loved ones, help us move on in life, and the importance of going through it, when someone close to us inevitably dies. This processes is important not only for the dead, but actually, more for the living.


Credits

  • Quek Shio Chuan Director

  • Quek Shio Chuan Writer

  • Cheong Wai Leng Producer

  • Emily Chan Zi Ying Key Cast

  • Yap Chin Fong Key Cast

Specifications

  • Project Title (Original Language): 太阳花

  • Project Type: Short

  • Runtime: 33 minutes

  • Completion Date: April 4, 2014

  • Country of Origin: Malaysia

  • Country of Filming: Malaysia

  • Language: Chinese

  • Shooting Format: RED

  • Film Color: Color

  • First-time Filmmaker: No

  • Student Project: No

Awards


Big Soda Film Festival

California Best Short Film






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