Timescapes: Southeast Asian Stories

A collection of 5 animated short films about life, love and the landscapes of Singapore past and present. With virtually no dialogue, each film is accompanied by a musical score and aims to show how our living landscapes and surroundings intertwine with our memories and imagination.


Genre: Animation, Family
Language: No Dialogue
Year: 2016-2017

Duration: 63 Minutes
Territory/Rights available: Worldwide, except Vietnam, Singapore, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong & Macau
Formats Available: No
Show Format: HD
Produced by: Robot Media Playground & Starhub Singapore

The Violin (16 min 30 sec)
2017 Asian Television Awards – Best 2D Animated Programme
2016 Apollo Awards – Best 2D Animation
2016 Apollo Awards – Best Music Composition (Full length)
2016 Digicon6 Asia (Singapore) – Gold Award
An old violin graces different stages of Singapore over 80 years, its music bearing witness to a young
country’s transformation – from the bustling 1930s to the dark days of the Japanese Occupation,
followed by the political awakening in the 60s that led to its independence and finally, present day.

Little Red Bricks (14 min 37 sec)
An innocent friendship that blossomed between bookshelves of the old National Library that grew into a life-long love story that would find its way back decades later in search of memories amongst little red bricks.

Rain (9 min 55 sec)
A story of kindness, catharsis and chance during a perennial late afternoon downpour in the heart of the city as two souls try to find their way home in the rain.

Playgrounds (10 min 50 sec)
A look at life’s bittersweet simplicity as we follow a boy and a girl from childhood to old age with their years marked by Singapore playgrounds from days gone by.

The Girl And The Cat (12 min 48 sec)
A little girl is separated from her mother at a Pasar Malam (Night Market) and meets a cat who brings her deep into the underbelly of the bazaar where fantasy meets reality.