Boo's debut feature film, Sandcastle, was the first Singaporean film to be invited to the Cannes Film Festival's International Critics' Week and listed by The Wall Street Journal as one of Asia's most notable films of 2010. His second feature film, Apprentice, premiered in May 2016 at Cannes Film Festival under the Un Certain Regard section in the Official Selection. Boo's works often humanises topics such as identity, memory, sexuality and human rights, using personal and intimate narratives.
In 'CA$H', we wanted to explore the oft-overlooked special friendships between ladies we endearingly call 'aunties' as well as juxtapose their jobs against the rapidly advancing technological landscape.
With 'Kadal' we want to call to attention the reality of climate change and how close to home the consequences can really get, and to hopefully spur our audiences into action to become more environmentally responsible.
After discovering that they will be replaced by a cashless payment system, the 4 cashiers of a supermarket lock themselves in the store to protest technology replacing their jobs. We follow them throughout the night as they resist the management’s threats and each other's stance on this issue.
Set on Pulau Ubin in 2050, the increase in sea level over the years has reached critical mass with the breaking point predicted to occur in the upcoming monsoon. Brothers Panneer and Jayaram are hesitant on leaving behind the island, where they spent their whole life, in spite of the warnings from officials and their adult children.