Raymond Delon Poh’s short film Everyone Has A Christmas Dream premiers.
Contributed By Yong Yung Shin
Which kid (especially those of us from the sunny tropics) hasn’t dreamed of a white Christmas? In Singaporean filmmaker Raymond Delon Poh’s new short film, Everyone Has A Christmas Dream, he captures Christmas scenes we’ve always seen in movies or wished to be a part of. Despite the beauty, a sense of wistfulness and nostalgia seeps through scenic visuals, compelling viewers to take stock of what matters most during Christmas.
The premiere screening will be held on Christmas Day at the Singapore Arts Museum Open House, and will be played on loop the whole day.
The film was shot in December 2010, while Poh was in New York City to receive an award for his short film Haiti Earthquake 2010, which won the Best Documentary Short at the Metropolitan Film Festival of New York. It was a double dream-come-true for Poh—he finally fulfilled a 25-year-long wish to experience a white Christmas, and at the same time, received recognition for his filmmaking.
Poh explains the bittersweet concept of Christmas Dream: “I wanted to explore this ‘conflict’ of thoughts within myself; I’ve been to my dream place and received the recognition I never expected … yet there was a place in my heart that was not fully satisfied.
“One of my motivations is to share that dreams can become reality.”