Viddsee’s drama sequence, ‘Residence Is The place The Coronary heart Is’, will premiere on Mediacorp’s broadcast and streaming platforms on 22 February 2022. The sequence is the primary for Mediacorp in growing a brief movie right into a drama sequence with Viddsee for its LIGHTS. CAMERA. SINGAPORE. initiative that seeks to rejoice native tales for Singaporeans by Singaporeans. The commissioning and launch of ‘Residence Is The place The Coronary heart Is’ additionally marks the subsequent step in Mediacorp’s long-term collaboration with Viddsee, with content material being showcased to a broader viewers by Mediacorp’s a number of platforms.
Produced by Viddsee Studios along with the unique filmmaker, Chang Kai Xiang, the brand new eight-episode drama sequence follows an formidable pro-bono lawyer, Jane Liu performed by Naomi Yeo, and an empathetic social employee, Arif Osman performed by Fauzie Laily, whose personalities make unlikely companions in a regulation and social work programme. Every episode takes the duo by totally different instances, the place they discover themselves counting on one another to unravel points confronted by people in want.
The original short film by Chang Kai Xiang tells the story of a seemingly kleptomaniac grandma whose motive for her serial thefts is greater than meets the attention. The 15-minute movie garnered over 350,000 views because it premiered on the platform as a part of Viddsee’s Scene Metropolis Season 2. That is additionally the primary Viddsee Originals quick movie chosen for Viddsee Lab’s IP incubation programme to be developed right into a drama sequence with a attain to wider native viewers by a broadcast and streaming accomplice.
Sapna Angural, Head, English Viewers, Mediacorp mentioned, “We’re glad to work with Viddsee and native filmmakers to create this sequence, and prolong Chang’s standard quick movie to a wider viewers on our platforms. This reimagining of a compelling native story stays true to the spirit of LIGHTS. CAMERA. SINGAPORE., and is a part of Mediacorp’s ongoing efforts to champion the numerous sensible storytellers in Singapore’s inventive ecosystem. We hope our viewers will be a part of us in supporting native expertise, and revel in following the relatable characters on their riveting journey on this distinctive sequence.”
Viddsee started exploring long-form content material in early 2021 with the discharge of a Viddsee Unique sequence along with Zhao Wei Movies titled ‘A.I. Love K-Drama’, adopted by ‘Wedding Pig’ in August, along with J Group Productions. In November 2021, Viddsee launched the 5-episode long-form drama sequence, ‘The Lying Theory’ produced by Viddsee Studios by Viddsee Labs IP development programme, which was tailored from a short film by Lauren Teo of the identical title. The sequence has since garnered over 1 million views on all of Viddsee’s community thus far.
“As a platform for brief movies, we’re uncovered to quite a lot of storytelling methods for us to find potential titles that may be additional developed into long-form sequence. It’s like a library of pilot movies. We recognise by our insights that genuine tales that are in a position to resonate with audiences have nice potential. With our expertise pool of storytellers persevering with to develop 12 months after 12 months, we see an evolution of storytelling kinds, from each new and skilled filmmakers,” mentioned Derek Tan, Co-Founding father of Viddsee.
He provides, “This 12 months, we’re wanting ahead to seeing extra quick movies and ideas being developed by Viddsee Labs with our Studios and companions, similar to MNC Footage and WarnerMedia, in addition to, seeing extra potential tales emerge in our upcoming slate of Viddsee Originals.”
‘Residence Is The place The Coronary heart Is’ will premiere on Mediacorp Channel 5, each Tuesday at 9.30pm, on 22 February 2022, with two episodes back-to-back. On meWATCH, viewers can catch Episodes 1 to 4 on 22 February 2022, and Episodes 5 to eight on 8 March 2022. On Mediacorp Leisure on YouTube, Episodes 1 to 4 shall be obtainable on 1 March 2022, with Episodes 4 to eight obtainable on 8 March 2022.