Tuesday, 3 October 2023

We are shifting our daily news to Gutzy.Asia Support us there!

Viddsee Originals completes launch of ‘Drive’ and ‘Scene City’ original series & celebrates 4 million views

Viddsee Originals, an original content initiative by Viddsee in collaboration with the Info-communications Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA), has garnered over 4 million views across Viddsee’s platforms and channels since its debut on February 2018.

The initiative is led by Viddsee Studios, the company’s digital content creation arm launched in November 2017 and is headed by Singapore filmmaker Kenny Tan. The content slate for 2018 comprises five series, starting with ‘Scene City’, an anthology of short films that premiered on February 13, three episodic series titles, and documentary series, Viddsee Voices.

Said Ho Jia Jian, the co-founder of Viddsee: “We started Originals as a way to collaborate with the incredibly talented local filmmakers from our community of content creators. The quality of work and response from the public has been amazing – to see such a sizable and engaged viewership is a big endorsement of our mission to empower storytellers.” In addition to their current distribution platforms, Grab users in Singapore can also watch Viddsee Originals via Grab app’s content feed feature, GrabDaily. Each week, five new videos from a Viddsee Originals series or documentary will be included within GrabDaily.

A scene from the “Drive” series (Image by Viddsee)

Said Dorothy Lai, Director, Public Service Media & Assessment, IMDA: “Our partnership with Viddsee has enabled talented Singapore filmmakers to harness the power of digital platforms and technology to tell stories in their own unique style and voice. We are excited to see the growth of Viddsee Originals and its collaboration with Grab, which will allow our stories to inspire and entertain more users anywhere, anytime.”

Viddsee’s latest originals: ‘Drive’ and ‘A Spectacular Sight’ The latest series under the Viddsee Originals label is ‘Drive’, a five-episode series conceived and directed by the award-winning Don Aravind. Launched on July 26, the series revolves around Uncle, a taxi driver for over 30 years who has to drive the remaining last three days of his career for hours following the death of his relief driver, setting in motion a journey that blurs reality and delusion.

Said Don Aravind on the making of ‘Drive’: “It takes a collage from personal memories to people who mean a lot to me; the story and characters of Drive are somehow connected someway to me, only known to me. But, they are universally relatable too. Talk and spend time with any taxi driver and you will know.”

A scene from “Scene City” (Image by Viddsee)

Another film that recently premiered was ‘A Spectacular Sight’, the fifth and concluding part of the ‘Scene City’ series that captures the heart and soul of a city through vignettes of modern life. Made to coincide with Singapore’s National Day, the family drama directed by Rifyal Giffari centres on how a dysfunctional family comes together as they prepare to watch the National Day Parade.

The other Viddsee Originals series are ‘Sleeping Beauty & The Man In The Red Suit’, (premiered on June 6), and ‘Queen of Hearts’, which is due to launch in September. Viddsee Voices comprises three social documentaries: ‘While You Sleep’ (March 8), a series that focuses on Singaporeans who work the graveyard shift, ‘Memories on a Plate’ (April 12), an intimate examination of Singaporean food and heritage, and ‘Confessions’ (June 21), which captures the private thoughts of those who have struggled through personal tragedy.

Viddsee Originals is produced in collaboration with the Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) as part of a public service content initiative to develop original content with local content creators that caters to Singapore viewers on digital platforms.

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Latest posts

Election surprises and certainties: Dissecting Tharman’s presidential win

In the 2023 Presidential Election, Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam secured a stunning 70.4% landslide victory, surprising many, including himself. Despite expectations that TKL would win the opposition votes, voters from both camps showed a preference for Tharman's charisma and perceived competency. As Singapore reflects on the outcome, questions arise about the election's fairness and the real implications of Tharman's dominant win.

Volunteer as a Polling and Counting Agent for Singapore’s 2023 Presidential Election

For the upcoming Singapore Presidential Election on 1st September, members of the civil society have spearheaded an initiative to strengthen our democratic fabric. We invite committed individuals to join us as Polling and Counting Agents, standing together for a transparent, fair, and just election. This vote counting exercise, organized by members of civil society, is not specifically in support of Mr Tan Kin Lian, a candidate in the upcoming Presidential Election. It's an exercise in active citizenry. Nonetheless, Mr Tan endorses this initiative, which hinges on his candidacy, championing transparency, and has given permission for the results to be shared publicly.

Reflections from the Centenary: The Legacy of LKY and Singapore’s Future

Gilbert Goh reflects on the LKY centenary event: an inspiring showcase of a leader's global legacy juxtaposed against current challenges, urging Singapore to continue its path of progress.

Lim Tean advocates for Tan Kin Lian: A visionary leader for Singapore’s Presidency

In his speech at Mr Tan Kin Lian's launch of his presidential bid, Mr Lim Tean passionately championed the need for a truly Independent President. Highlighting Mr Tan Kin Lian's unique credentials and genuine concern for the wellbeing of Singaporeans, the Peoples Voice leader emphasized the pressing challenges of rising living costs and job insecurities faced by the public. Mr Lim depicted Mr Tan Kin Lian as a beacon of hope for the nation, advocating for a leader who genuinely understands and represents the people’s aspirations.

Tan Jee Say endorses Tan Kin Lian for President: A courageous, genuine, and humble...

In advocating for a truly representative leader, Tan Jee Say underscored Tan Kin Lian's humility, courage, and genuine dedication. Highlighting the pressing need for restored public trust and effective independence, Tan Jee Say emphasized that Tan Kin Lian, as the 'People's President', would bring back hope to Singaporeans and champion true democracy

Tan Kin Lian’s pledge: Rekindling unity and charting a vigorous future for Singapore

In the press conference to announce his bid for the Singapore presidency, Tan Kin Lian emphasizes safeguarding Singapore's reserves and strengthening public service integrity. Drawing on his 30-year leadership at NTUC Income, he envisions a future with affordable living, accessible housing, and job stability, pledging collaboration with the government for a united nation.

Strengthening Singapore’s political foundations: A call to action by Leong Mun Wai on Singapore’s...

Leong Mun Wai urges Singaporeans to strengthen political checks and balances, emphasizing, 'The best is yet to be for Singapore if we dare to make the right decision in upcoming elections.

Trending posts