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Letter for Mummy

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About the project, “Letter for Mummy” (给妈妈的一封信).
 
“Letter for Mummy” (给妈妈的一封信)is a film that tells the story of a lady who was diabetic and had a lower limb amputation due to toe infection.
 
She had to cope with her life on the wheel chair for the rest of her life. How she live her life after the amputation and how had she changed his son view about life.
 
As a mother, she struggled to maintain her dignity for her family and she had to cope with it although she was on wheel chair and she had other health issues. She struggled to the end and passed away on her bed after cooking the last dinner for her family.
 
The number of people with diabetes in the world has risen from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014, according to World Health Organization (WHO). It is a chronic illness that everyone may get, the only way to prevent it is a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise.
 
Diabetes is a complicated illness that contains other health elements like; cardio vascular disease, hypertension, kidney failure, stroke, limb amputation, blindness and the lists go on.
 
It is important to bring awareness to everyone about this disease and educate them on the seriousness of diabetes.
 
Synopsis.
 
Mdm. Tan was diabetic since at the age of 40 because of her hectic life at work and the need to contribute to the family she had neglected her illness. She had a toe infection that lead to lower limb amputation at the age of 59.
 
Bai is Mdm Tan youngest son. He smokes a lot and he is an alcoholic. After some set back in life, he had depression. Mdm Tan was a strict lady who wants her son to be successful in life. She cares and concern Bai a lot but she never show it to him. A mother always hurt a lot when she sees her son suffer.
 
Bai had depression and cannot sustain a job for long, he had to fund his bad habit and he will look for his mother for money to buy cigarette and alcohol, although Mdm Tan will nagged at him but will always give in.
 
Life changed after her amputation, they moved in to Bai’s brother house. Bai’s brother, Heng is Mdm Tan elder son, he is married with 2 children. Mdm. Tan was a strong lady, after her amputation and although she was wheel chair bound, she still took care of her grand children and cook for them. Bai move in to his brother’s house with his mother so he can take care of her. Inside Bai heart, he loves his mother a lot and was worried that her mother will not be able to cope with her life after the amputation. He just want to be by her side. Although Mdm. Tan was wheel chair bound and not working, she still gave money to Bai for his bad habits.
 
Things changed when Bai’s brother and family got sick at Bai of his bad habits, his night life style and for not working.
 
Bai was worry of her mother because she had a few hypoglycemia (Low blood glucose) episodes and no one actually notice it and hypoglycemia is life threatening.
 
How Mdm. Tan cope with the change of her life?
 
How the family cope with Mdm. Tan after her amputation?
 
Will Bai be successful and will he quit his bad habits and how Mdm. Tan change the life of Bai to be a better and successful person in future.
 
Target Audience.
 
Everyone!!
 
“Letter for Mummy” is to create awareness about seriousness of diabetes. No matter young or old anyone can get it. It is a chronic disease and need lifelong medication to control.
 
It is an urgent task for us to send out a message to our younger generation. Diabetes affects the quality of our life. The only way to prevent it is through healthy diet and lifestyle.
 
Project Time line.
 
 Pre-Production Stage –
 
Sept 2016 (1 mth)                                       –                       Concept and Story

Oct – Nov 2016 (2 mths)                          –                       Research and script finalization

1 Dec – 14 Dec (14 days)                           –                       Finalize budget

Dec 2016 – Mar 2017 (85 days)              –                       Funding, sponsorship & press release

27 Mar – 31 Mar 2017(5 days)                –                       Hire production crews & casting

03 Apr 2017 (1 day)                                   –                       Imaging

27 Mar – 30 Apr 2017 (35 days)             –                       Obtain copyrights for soundtrack

25 Apr (1 day)                                             –                       Script read

3 Apr – 7 Apr (5 days)                              –                       Recce for location

10 Apr – 30 Apr (21 days)                       –                       Apply for location permit

1 May – 5 May (5 days)                            –                       Arrange for logistic

(Transport, Props, Meals and safety measure)

 

Production Stage –

8 May – 11 May (4 days)                    –                       Film at indoor location

15 May – 16 May (2 days)                  –                       Film at outdoor location

 

Post-Production Stage –

8 May – 16 May (6 days)                    –                       Copy footage

(Weekend excluded)

17 May – 18 May (2 days)                  –                       Scrub through footage by editor

19 May – 22 May (2 days)                  –                       Editing ( 1st cut by video editor)

(Weekend excluded)

23 May – 24 May (2 days)                  –                       Editing ( 2nd cut by producer &

Director)

25 May – 26 May (2 days)                  –                       Color it and picture lock

26 May – 29 May (2 days)                  –                       Audio post

(Weekend excluded)

30 May (1 day)                                   –                       Finalize and subtitle

31 May (1 day)                                   –                       Dump it up and final check
 
Project complete!!
 
2 June 2017

Preview for backers and sponsors only (Password protected site)
 
17 June 2017

Reception dinner for backers and sponsors
 
22 June 2017

Offical release of “Letter for Mummy”.
 
Project Team Members
 
Above the line:
 

  • Producer
  • Director
  • Director of Photography
  • Art Director
  • Cast

Below the line:
 
Assistant Director
 

  • Prop manager
  • Camera Asssistant x 3
  • Make up artist
  • Hair stylist
  • Production designer
  • Gaffer
  • Sound man
  • Production Assistant
  • Wardrobe assistant
  • Transportation
  • Video editor
  • Colorist
  • Captionist

 
Presentation format
 
Online platform:
 
Youtube

Youku

Facebook

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Netflix

Offline platform:

DVD (Limited copy)
 
Vision

1)        “Letter for Mummy” (给妈妈的一封信)will help create awareness of Diabetes and other illnesses that link to diabetes.

 

2)         To take part in international and local film festivals.

 

3)         To create and develop new talents in the film making industry.

 

4)         To work with crowd funding backers, individuals, organizations and companies to support in educating the prevention of diabetes and to promote healthy lifestyle.
 
关于“给妈妈的一封信”。

“给妈妈的一封信” 是一部戏剧短片描述一位中年妇人因为患上糖尿病而必须截肢。截肢后,她必须面对的各种生活挑战,如家庭与家人和旁人对截肢病人异样的眼光。

妇人原本生性好动,独来独往,截肢后她如何面对每天必须由轮椅代步的日子呢?

她一生为家庭而拼搏,在她病重和离世的那一天,她还煮了最后的晚餐给子女享用。

根据世界卫生组织在1980年世界有108万糖尿病病患到了2014 年从1980年的108万增加到422万。

糖尿病是无声杀手,它会夺走您的视力,让您患上肾脏病而必须靠洗肾维持生命,截肢,心脏病,中风等。

让我们把着个讯息用一个戏剧方式传递出去。糖尿病是能够预防的!!
 
Disclaimer

Any Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.

 
Link to the Project:
 
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/letterformummy/letter-for-mummy


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