RED SPIDER LILY
Director: John Clang & Wai Thong Chow
Singapore, 2014, 10 min
Cast:Wilson Xin, Lavender Chang, Doreen Toh
Crew:Executive Producers: Eric Khoo - Producers: Elin Tew - Screenwriters: John Clang - Cinematographer: Hong Meng Lau - Editor: Wai Thong Chow
This short film speaks about the extreme emotional longing of one's loss. Akin to the legend of the Red Spider Lily, in which two loved ones are cursed to be separated. The story revolves around the restrained emotional state of two characters contemplating their life alone in this world, without their loved ones.
About the director
John Clang is a photographer/visual artist. He was born Ang Choon Leng in Singapore, earned his moniker in 1990 while in the National Service as his badge read C L Ang. In the early 90s, being a Singaporean was extremely difficult to secure meetings locally. However, when he introduced himself as Clang, people were more receptive to meet him, thinking that he was from Europe. It must have been a great disappointment when they met him. -- Wai Thong Chow