HELLO AHMA

By Siyou TAN

POISONOUS SHRIMP PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Social issues - Completed 2019

Unable to return home to attend Grandma’s funeral because of immigration bureaucracy, a young Singaporean girl new to America searches for Grandma’s reincarnation in a pet store turtle.

Festivals
& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2019
Short Cuts
Toronto - TIFF 2019
Short Cuts
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Social issues, Drama, Family
    • Countries
    • SINGAPORE, USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, MANDARIN, TAIWANESE
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 16 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Siyou TAN
    • Producer(s)
    • Samantha LEE (Poisonous Shrimp Productions), Paul FISHBACK, Shincy LU
    • Synopsis
    • With their passports stuck in America’s immigration bureaucracy, 8-year-old Michelle and her parents cannot return to Singapore for Grandma’s funeral. The parents try to maintain traditional funeral rites in their new home, as Michelle absolves her grief and guilt by searching for Grandma’s reincarnation in a pet-store turtle. But Grandma struggles to stay alive under Michelle’s eager and amateur ministrations.