The Obs: A Singapore Story (2016)

Camera assistant for local documentary feature on homegrown band, The Observatory.

“[A] tale of an alternative Singapore, expressed through the eyes, words and instruments of these incendiary—and at times inscrutable—musicians. It’s a parable of the city, one in which the fury of the common folk bubbles without boiling over.” —Time Out Singapore

“Must-watch…The story of Singapore’s hardest working and longest-surviving indie band, The Observatory, is told through archival footage and interviews in this contemplative documentary by filmmaker Yeo Siew Hua on what it means to think like an outsider in a society that favours the mainstream.” —The Business Times

“[An] insightful peak into the band’s development over the years, how it weathered changes in creative direction, to evolve and to produce arguably the local scene’s most inventive music. Not just for the fans, it’s a story about the Singapore experience. Through archival footage and interviews, this is the closest one can get to The Observatory.” —Bandwagon


NOMINATED: Bonehead of Excellence Award at Bare Bones International Music and Film Festival (USA)


SCREENED AT:

  • 10th Festival of Musical Documentaries DORF (Croatia) 2016 

  • Bare Bones International Music and Film Festival (USA)

  • 14th Cinedays Festival of European Film (Macedonia) 2015

  • 25th Singapore International Film Festival 2014

  • Urbanscapes Festival (Malaysia)

  • Arts Lab (Singapore)

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