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Kula Film Awards: Gospel High Pins Hopes On ‘Dream’

The film follows the story of a son who wants to realize his dream of becoming a dancer, but his mother does not believe in the merits of his dream.
19 Jul 2019 16:45
Kula Film Awards: Gospel High Pins Hopes On ‘Dream’
Gospel High School year 12 student, Asaeli Rogica rehearsing a scene from their 2019 Kula film submission on July 18, 2019. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Dream because dreams alone make life worth living, says Gospel High School student Olivia Fong.

The 17-year-old is the brains behind the screenplay for the film Dream, which is Gospel High School’s entry in the 2019 Kula Film Awards.

The film follows the story of a son who wants to realize his dream of becoming a dancer, but his mother does not believe in the merits of his dream.

“His mother is worried about her son’s future, she does not want him to fail in life so she pushes him to pursue other options such as joining medical school,” Olivia said.

However, the son who is desperate to make his dreams come true goes behind his mother’s back to audition for a dancing competition.

Gospel High School year 12 student, Asaeli Rogica rehearsing a scene from their 2019 Kula film submission on July 18, 2019.   Photo: Ronald Kumar

Gospel High School year 12 student, Asaeli Rogica rehearsing a scene from their 2019 Kula film submission on July 18, 2019. Photo: Ronald Kumar

“The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will guarantee him access to a prominent dancing school,” Olivia said.

The interesting aspect to the film is that it relies on body language, dance, music and expressions to get the message across as opposed to dialogue.

“The only dialogue used is in the fight scene, otherwise its just facial expressions,” she said.

“It makes the story more compelling.”

On the theme of the film, Olivia said she would like viewers to keep an open mind and hopefully be able to relate to the main character.

Gospel High School 2019 Kula film script writer, Olivia Fong on July 18, 2019.  Photo: Ronald Kumar

Gospel High School 2019 Kula film script writer, Olivia Fong on July 18, 2019.
Photo: Ronald Kumar

“We all try to pursue our dreams, but sometimes our friends and family members come in the way of us achieving them,” she said.

“They think they are looking out for us but it is actually them who hold us back.

“It is all about perspectives and I really hope that people are able to connect with the film.”

Edited by Epineri Vula

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