Rocketship

Nominated for

Best Short Film

Directed by

Mathias Choo

18' • Singapore • 2020

Language:

English

In the days leading to the annual mid-autumn-festival celebrations, 10-year-old Samuel is on a mission to salvage his parent’s marriage by recreating a fond memory that they share as a family. As the date of filing draws closer, Samuel is pressured and challenged to carry out his ambitious scheme, and in the process, gains an important life lesson that would forever alter his outlook on life.

Director's Bio: Mathias Choo is a film director and editor based in Singapore. He completed his BFA in Digital Filmmaking at Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design and Media. His latest short film, "Rocketship", won best live action at the 7th National Youth Film Awards, and was in competition at the 31st Singapore International Film Festival. His previous works include “Rabbit Hole” and “STATE OF DOGma”, both of which were part of the official selection at Alexandre Trauner Art Film Festival 2019.