Cast: Frank Lee, Lily Ma, Shoeb Ahmad, Michael Kearney
Crew: Director, Writer, Producer: Mark Chua, Lam Li Shuen
Frank and Lily, partners by chance and circumstance, set off on a wild journey in their search for a mystical character known as the Sunbathing Dog. They encounter oddball characters, strange places and new sounds… but will they ever find what they’re looking for?
Mark Chua and Lam Li Shuen are filmmakers and musicians based in Singapore whose work explores the possibilities of resistance in the presentation and production of narrativity. Their directorial work with Emoumie includes independent narrative and documentary films, shot in Asia, Australasia and Europe. As part of their work with the moving image and sonic art, the duo has also presented works and performances in sound and film in Iceland, Japan, Australia and Singapore. In 2019, their narrative feature Revolution Launderette premiered at the 30th Singapore International Film Festival. Their debut docu-fiction feature Cannonball also premiered at the 29th Singapore International Film Festival in 2018. Their narrative shorts have been screened at the Darwin International Film Festival (2019), Binisaya Film Festival (2019) and Freedom Film Festival (2017).
Cannonball is a conceptual docu-fiction film, following Singaporean art rock band ARE on their album tour through Australia, featuring performances by other acts in Australia’s experimental music scene. The first self-produced feature film by a Singaporean band, the film was based on the music of the Cannonball album and the album was based on the film that was to be made on the tour. It is an exploration into presenting and creating work in unreality and the subconscious.