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.
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.
“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
17 May – 18 May (2 days) – Scrub through footage by editor
19 May – 22 May (2 days) – Editing ( 1st cut by video editor)
23 May – 24 May (2 days) – Editing ( 2nd cut by producer &
25 May – 26 May (2 days) – Color it and picture lock
26 May – 29 May (2 days) – Audio post
30 May (1 day) – Finalize and subtitle
31 May (1 day) – Dump it up and final check
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
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DVD (Limited copy)
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.
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.
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