Director: Eric Lim
Length: 14mins 53secs
Subtitle: English, Japanese
Completed date: 2009
In the 1980s, people in Singapore were relying on public phones to stay connected with their loved ones. Good news, bad news, appointments and disappointments are conveyed over long distances, enriching the lives of those at both ends of the line. Lonely provision shop owner, Old Meng, has seen it all happening at the public phone installed in his shop. He too has a special attachment to the phone. Everyday, he longs to hear it ring, but…This is an all-too-real story of an old man, his public phone, and a relationship that has grown too distant..
Director, Writer, Producer, Eitor: Eric Lim
DP: Goh Choon Song
Cast: Lau Siu Ming
Film Festivals Appearances:
Nominees for Best Art Direction
Singapore Short Film Awards 2010
About the filmmaker
ERIC LIM is an award-winning Director specializes in international documentaries and productions. He has directed documentaries for international channels and won a World Bronze Medal at the New York Film & Television Awards for Muhammud Yunus: Banker of the Poor, Best Director at the National Geographic Channel Showreal Asia 2 for Megastructures: World’s Busiest Port. His has won Finalist Certificate in New York Festivals 2011 & 2015 for Best Documentaries for his original content like “Dining with Death” and “Kembara Kasih”.
As a documentary filmmaker, Eric’s sensitivity towards people, their emotions and experiences enable him to develop his first short film titled “PUBLIC PHONE”. His passion and enthusiasm strives him to share more stories with the audiences. Keeping up with his promise and commitment, Eric has directed his 2nd short film “FENG HUANG QIN’ and he is now looking forward to produce and direct a featured film in the near future.