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SEA-ME-WE 3

Film 2K DCP – color – stereo sound – 27 min

Singapore – SEA-ME-WE 3 pictures a series of characters linked with the philanthropic activities of Singtel telecom company, a control instrument of the City-State. The choral film tells the parallel stories of a Tamil worker employed to lay fiber optic cables and a precarious art critic who devotes herself to the blockchain-boosted art market. A ferocious satire breaks through, exposing neoliberal Newspeak and the total commercial exploitation of art.

Exhibition

Ateliers de Rennes – Biennale d’art contemporain, group show, cur. Céline Kopp & Etienne Bernard, Rennes, France. 

Screening

2019 [July] FID Marseille 30th edition, Marseille, France.

2019 [Nov.] SEA-ME-WE series, special screening, cur. Caterina Riva & Melanie Pocock, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore - LASALLE, Singapore.

Credits

Production: Virgile Fraisse

Co-executive producer: Triangle France

Line Producer: Dan Koh

Written by: Virgile Fraisse & Dan Koh

 

Cast: Noorlinah Mohamed, Gabriel Nantha, Joanne-Marie Sim, Karthik Jayaram, Kayli Lum, Jocelyn Low

 

Assistant Director: Laavania Krishna

Location Manager: Dan Koh

Production Manager: Sophia Sim

Casting Manager / Assistant Production Manager: Png Hui Min

Production Assistants: Vicki Yang, Elton Low

 

Director of Photography: Victor Zébo

1st Camera Assistant / Focus Puller: Choo Weiming

2nd Camera Assistant / Focus Puller: Sam Quen Dean

Gaffer: Muhammad Alfian

Grips: Zachary Tang, Ong Soon Lai

Key Grip (Vehicle Rig): Elton Lim

Key Grip (Crane): Miguel Nerva

Assistant Crane Grip: Eric Darmandi

Data Wrangler: Pocholo dela Cruz

Technical Assistant: Andrea Lee

Location Sound / Boom Operator: Ismail bin Ishak

Art Director: Phoebe Zoe Ho

Art Assistant: Dylon Goh

Key Make-up Artist / Hairstylist: Jeffrey Linus Lee

Senior Assistant Make-up Artist / Hairstylist: Kwan CY

Assistant Make-up Artist / Hairstylist: Bella

 

Extras: Pipe District waiter, Salim Hossen, Rifat Khan, Shohel MD, Khan Momen, MD Mamun, Muhammad Hakim, Wong Yunjie, Nisha Siripurapu, Vincent Lim, Donna Garcia, Louis, Jerlya, Natalie Wong

 

Editor: Félix Rehm

Music: Abi Tariq, I Putu Gede Sujaryana

Sound editor: François-Xavier Delaby

Mixing: Arno Ledoux, François-Xavier Delaby

Mixing studio: Sonosapiens

Calibration room: Le Fresnoy

Color grading: Baptiste Evrard

DCP: Vidéo de poche

 

Special Thanks: Céline Kopp, Etienne Bernard, Akanga Film Asia, Caterina Riva, Chris Yeo, Duncan Horne, Fran Borgia, Frankie Yat, Goh Choo Keat, Judith Tong, Kathleen Elizabeth Tan, Luca Lum, Kin Chui, Lim Hong Wei, Lisa Horikawa, Nicole Ho, Qinyi Lim, Seha Saifuddin, Charles Lim, Wee Lilin, Ming Wong, Sumeshwar Sharma

 

Location sponsors: Telok Blangah CC & Archery Club, National Gallery Singapore. 

 

SEA-ME-WE 3 received support from FNAGP, CNC-DICRéAM, CNAP, Mécènes du Sud, Ateliers 2018 Quel Amour and Ateliers de Rennes - contemporary art biennial.

 

SEA-ME-WE 3 © Virgile Fraisse 2018