Singapore based visual storyteller Kevin Siyuan has released his second short film aptly titled 'A Wes Anderson-ish Singapore', which is part of ongoing Archifest 2021 in Singapore.
Influenced by the movies of Wes Anderson and the cinematography of Robert Yeoman, this 30-minute film was shot over one year, focusing on the built environment of Singapore and its people.
"The scenes were framed using mostly flattened symmetrical perspective with a focus on architecture, but contextualized and told with elements that are uniquely Singapore." Said Kevin Siyuan.
"This is my ode to the built environment of Singapore, the place I call home."
This self-funded project is a visual window into the recent and upcoming architecture project around the city, documenting the transformation of Singapore into a sustainable garden city.
Inspired by the visual and soundscape found in Wes Anderson movies, the film presents Singapore's various neighbourhoods, green spaces, and people showcasing its diversity and spirit.
He continues, "Visual, music and scripting references are drawn from Wes's signature works such as "The Grand Budapest Hotel", "The Life Aquatic by Steve Zissou", "Moonrise Kingdom" as well as the upcoming "The French Dispatch", there are quite a few of them, can you find them all?"
'A Wes Anderson-ish Singapore' is part of the exhibition entitled "Singapore Through My Eyes" for Archifest 2021 in Singapore, which you can check out here.
Kevin Siyuan is an architectural photographer and short filmmaker from Singapore. His works revolve around the built environment, with a greater focus on architecture portrayed through meticulously composed visual geometry.