Watch Local 2017: Singapore Telemovies | The Love Machine by Ler Jiyuan

The Love Machine by Ler Jiyuan / 75 min / 2016 / PG13
There will be a post-screening QnA with the editor of the film

Set in Singapore, a few years into the future, The Love Machine (TLM) is a telemovie about a group of lonely, isolated individuals struggling to find love in an era where the dating process is increasingly dominated by technology. The lives of these characters are intertwined through their common associations with an online dating agency: thelovemachine.com. Through their journeys, we expose the different facets of love and relationships in the digital age. No matter how far technology progresses, the human touch is still needed to complete the equation of love.

About Ler Jiyuan:

Ler Jiyuan is a director based in Singapore. He has directed a wide range of projects from brand videos, commercials, TV dramas and films, to music videos and short films. He is the director of the acclaimed feature-length Telemovie Gone Case, based on the award-winning novel by Dave Chua and the writer-director of Telemovie The Love Machine, which was nominated for five awards at the 2016 Asian Television Awards. Other projects for TV include Channel 5 high-profile drama serials Fiends and Foes, Code of Law, The Pupil, In Cold Blood, Perfect Deception, Confessions of Crime, Anything Goes and Zero Calling.

Ler is also one of the founders of the production company birdmandog. The company is responsible for several branding videos, short films and music videos. Recent projects include The Drum, which is in competition at the 2017 Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival, and Paper House, currently still in post production.

Watch Local 2017: Singapore Telemovies:

Objectifs’ annual series dedicated to showcasing Singapore films turns to the small screen for inspiration. Telemovies commissioned by local television stations have entertained generations of Singaporeans not just in their homes but also on television sets (and, more recently, digital devices) in void decks, community centres and hawker centres across the island.

In Watch Local 2017, a selection of telemovies from the 90s to 2016 will come to life again, on the big screen for the first time. The films range from original scripts to adaptations of short stories and stage plays by local writers.

Visit our website for information about the programme: http://www.objectifs.com.sg/watch-local-2017/
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Sat Feb 11, 2017
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