“Repossession”, co-director/writers Goh Ming Siu and Scott C. Hillyard’s subtle, topical story of one man’s inexorable psychological collapse at the hands of market forces, will screen at six film festivals during the close of this Northern Hemisphere summer into fall, commencing with its Southern California premiere at the prestigious Dances With Films festival, unspooling August 28 and 31 online in Los Angeles, and concluding (for now) its Fall festival run October 23 at the Chicago Southland International Film Festival.
In the film, 50-year-old Jim (Gerald Chew) loses his high-flying job in status-conscious Singapore, but his ego and pride compel him to hide this from his wife (Amy J Cheng) and daughter (Rachel Wan). His only confidante is his best friend (Sivakumar Palakrishnan). Desperately clinging to the material symbols of his past success, Jim awakens a hibernating malevolent force, with sinister roots in long-buried secrets. As his dream life crumbles around him, worlds collide, the lines between then and now become increasingly blurred, and Jim descends into a waking nightmare.
“As the film moves towards international distribution, these upcoming virtual and in-person screenings will give audiences worldwide a chance to preview our movie,” said director Goh Ming Siu. “Coincidentally or otherwise,” adds co-director Scott C. Hillyard, “after its initial festival run, we’ve seen that the universality of Jim’s story is stronger than ever in today’s world, with implications from Singapore to the States and beyond.”
“Repossession”s Dances With Films screening is available worldwide, with a live Q&A following the August 28 screening: bit.ly/RepoDWFtix.