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WAITING ROOM

by Nicole Midori Woodford

 

THE STORY

Tommy opens up his life and home to those who are alone in their last hour, as they move from the world of the living to the dead.
This film is based on the life of Tommy Yu. A former hooligan, Tommy found joy helping and befriending old folks. Today he runs Seng Xiang Services, which performs pro-bono funerals for those who die alone. He has been volunteering with seniors for the past 30 years. 

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THE FILM IS DEDICATED TO:

Love and Unity Volunteers Establishment was set up by Tommy Yu. They help the elderly who live in one-room flats in Redhill, Bukit Ho Swee and Bukit Merah at least twice a week. Since 1986, they have also provided funeral rites to help the needy.

DIRECTOR OF WAITING ROOM

NICOLE MIDORI WOODFORD

Nicole Midori Woodford is an alumnus of the 8th Berlinale Talent Campus in 2010 and was selected to join the Asian Film Academy at the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) 2010. Her short film, "Kitchen Quartet", was selected for the Singapore International Film Festival in 2010; and "For We Are Strangers" made its world premiere at the 20th BIFF. Nicole was one of the five selected directors in the inaugural edition of SEAFIC (Southeast Asian Fiction Film Lab) in 2016 and is currently writing her first feature film.

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