An awkward, lonely boy is infatuated with his new neighbor, a young caregiver. In his own way, he reaches out to her...
Year of production 2017 Length 12 min Country Singapore Camera RED Format 2:1 Sound Stereo DialogueMalay, Hokkien, Mandarin
DirectorMichael Kam Producer Mabelyn Ow Writer Michael Kam CinematographerAmandi Wong EditorCharliebebs Gohetia Sound Design Warren Santiago Color Correction Qhairul Samsuddin Music Arrangement Michael Asmara Key Cast Julian Kam, Asmara Abigail, Hock-Chuan Kam, Sunny Pang
Director Statement Melodi touches on a bond that develops between a bullied foreign caregiver and her would be rescuer, a young 10-year-old neighbour. I was fascinated with telling a story of a boy who is on the cusp of becoming a man, who grapples with his awakening attraction for the opposite sex, and who is yet to fully comprehend the ways of the world. I was aiming to develop a story that goes beyond simple physical attraction, where the boy’s sympathy and empathy for this young foreign girl grows as the story progresses.