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Driven by a love of cinema, 13 Little Pictures is a film collective bound by the spirit of collaboration and shared hope of creating films with unique directorial visions. Based in Singapore, 13 Little Pictures produces and promotes films that celebrate cinema with all its diversities. Making films and friends at the same time, 13 Little Pictures works together in the belief that taking this journey together—challenging, inspiring, helping, and supporting each other—fosters a sense of community in our individual exploration of the possibilities of cinema.

To date, 13 Little Pictures has organised three film labs and made more than 27 films that have screened to international audiences in Rotterdam, Berlin, New York, Vancouver, Tokyo, Bueno Aires, and more.

The partners of 13 Little Pictures are Daniel Hui, Lei Yuan Bin, Liao Jiekai, Sherman Ong and Yeo Siew Hua.

FEATURE FILMS

Flooding In the Time of Drought by Sherman Ong (2009)
White Days by Lei Yuan Bin (2009)
In the House of Straw by Yeo Siew Hua (2009)
Memories of a Burning Tree by Sherman Ong (2010)
Red Dragonflies by Liao Jiekai (2010)
Eclipses by Daniel Hui (2011)
I Have Loved by Lai Weijie and Elizabeth Wijaya (2011)
03-Flats by Lei Yuan Bin (2014)
As You Were by Liao Jiekai (2014)
Snakeskin by Daniel Hui (2014)
The Obs: A Singapore Story by Yeo Siew Hua (2014)
Fundamentally Happy by Tan Bee Thiam and Lei Yuan Bin (2015)

SHORT AND MEDIUM LENGTH FILMS

Kissing Faces by Wesley Leon Aroozoo (2010)
Maybe She Loves Everyone by Wesley Leon Aroozoo (2010)
Mickey by Wesley Leon Aroozoo (2010)
Peep by Wesley Leon Aroozoo (2010
One Day In June by Daniel Hui (2010)
Rumah Sendiri by Daniel Hui (2010)
Sayang by Daniel Hui (2010)
Tickets by Sherman Ong (2010)
When the End of Winter is Almost Spring by Sherman Ong (2010)
Night Lights by Daniel Hui (2011)
Animal Spirits by Daniel Hui (2013)
Kopi Julia by Tan Bee Thiam (2013)
My Father After Dinner by Gladys Ong (2015)
Silent Light by Liao Jiekai (2015)
The Minotaur by Yeo Siew Hua (2015)

IN DEVELOPMENT

Betok by Sherman Ong (2011)
Yellow Flowers by Glen Goei (2012)
Pontianak by Glen Goei (2015)
Tiong Bahru Social Club by Tan Bee Thiam (2015)
Tuition by Lei Yuan Bin (2015)

FILM LABS

13 Little Pictures Film Lab @ Singapore International Film Festival (2011)
13 Little Pictures Film Lab @ Luang Prabang Film Festival (2012)
13 Little Pictures Film Lab @ World Film Festival Bangkok (2013)

Contact

13littlepictures@gmail.com

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“If you’re worrying about how to finance and distribute your movies, then you shouldn’t bother making movies. You make movies because you need to make movies. Everything else is unimportant. If you wait to get the money to make a movie then you shouldn’t make the movie. If you need distribution in place before you have the courage to make a movie then it’s not a movie worth making. There are many other ways to make money than making movies. If you need to make money, please find some other way to do it. You make movies to lose your money. That is the purpose of making a movie—to put your life into something—not get something out of it.” – John Cassavetes

“In the times of bigness, spectaculars, one hundred million dollar movie productions, I want to speak for the small, invisible acts of human spirit: so subtle, so small, that they die when brought out under the clean lights. I want to celebrate the small forms of cinema: the lyrical form, the poem, the watercolor, etude, sketch, portrait, arabesque, and bagatelle, and little 8mm songs. In the times when everybody wants to succeed and sell, I want to celebrate those who embrace social and daily tailor to pursue the invisible, the personal things that bring no money and no bread and make no contemporary history, art history or any other history. I am for art which we do for each other, as friends. The real history of cinema is invisible history: history of friends getting together, doing the thing they love.” – Jonas Mekas in his Anti-100 Years of Cinema Manifesto

 

Driven by a love of cinema, 13 Little Pictures is a film collective bound by the spirit of collaboration and shared hope of creating films with unique directorial visions. Based in Singapore, 13 Little Pictures produces and promotes films that celebrate cinema with all its diversities. Making films and friends at the same time, 13 Little Pictures works together in the belief that taking this journey together—challenging, inspiring, helping, and supporting each other—fosters a sense of community in our individual exploration of the possibilities of cinema.

To date, 13 Little Pictures has made more than 7 feature films that have screened to international audiences in Rotterdam, Berlin, Vancouver, Tokyo, Bueno Aires, and more.

FEATURE FILMS

Flooding In the Time of Drought by Sherman Ong (2009)
White Days by Lei Yuan Bin (2009)
In the House of Straw by Yeo Siew Hua (2009)
Red Dragonflies by Liao Jiekai (2010)
Memories of a Burning Tree by Sherman Ong (2010)
I Have Loved by Lai Weijie and Elizabeth Wijaya (2011)
Eclipses by Daniel Hui (2011)

SHORT AND MEDIUM LENGTH FILMS

Tickets by Sherman Ong (2010)
One Day In June by Daniel Hui (2010)
Kissing Faces by Wesley Leon Aroozoo (2010)
When the End of Winter is Almost Spring by Sherman Ong (2010)
Mickey by Wesley Leon Aroozoo (2010)
Rumah Sendiri by Daniel Hui (2010)
Maybe She Loves Everyone by Wesley Leon Aroozoo (2010)
Peep by Wesley Leon Aroozoo (2010
Night Lights by Daniel Hui (2011)

IN DEVELOPMENT

Betok by Sherman Ong (2011)
Bookmarked by Wesley Leon Aroozoo (2011)
There Was Once A Mountain by Liao Jiekai (2011)
Matahari by Azharr Rudin (2011)
In the Absence of the Sun by Lucky Kuswandi (2011)