Country of Production : Singapore| Length : 6 minutes | Language : English | Subtitles : English| Format – HDV
- Festivals : Asian Hot Shots Berlin
Peep starts with an affidavit about the plight of sharks in the world’s oceans.
“Each year there is about seventy confirmed shark attacks and about fifteen shark attack fatalities around the world. The number has risen over the past several decades but not because sharks are more aggressive but humans have simply taken to coastal waters in increasing numbers.”
There are no sharks, at least of the Animal Planet variety, in Wesley Aroozoo’s Peep. However, the combination of the noun “Shark” and the verb “Peep” does clue us in on the subject of this experimental short about loan sharks. More significantly, the film deals with the irreversibility of one’s personal history, which arises from the obliteration of the family unit in the aftermath of a singularly historic event.
The film is based on a personal experience. Aroozoo is called to arms after he experiences first-hand the devastating effects loan sharks had on his neighbours. With this film, he hopes to gain insights into the situation faced by his neighbours and the impetus which drove them from their home, never to return.
– 7th Singapore Short Cuts, National Museum of Singapore
Wesley is a practising artist from 13 Little Pictures, Pinball Collective and Studio Thirteen, based at the Goodman Arts Centre. His works are showcased in over 90 festivals internationally such as The International Film Festival Rotterdam and the Sapporo International Film Festival. As an educator, Wesley is a lecturer in the Faculty of Media Arts at Lasalle College of the Arts.
On the literary front, Wesley is a published author with Bedok Reservoir (Math Paper Press, 2012). He has written television scripts for Mediacorp and stage plays for local theatre companies. Wesley is also an active film curator with the VIDEOvoiddeck series at the Substation and film screenings for various art organisations.
He is a graduate with a Master of Fine Arts from New York University Tisch Asia and a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours from Nanyang Technological University. Wesley has previously lectured at Nanyang Technological University and mentored various film workshops.
Country of production: Singapore
Production Companies: 13 Little Pictures
Running length: 6 minutes
Year of production: 2010
Original Format: HDV
Screening Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Director – Wesley Leon Aroozoo
Assistant Director – Pereira Angela Maureen
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