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Directed by Siyou Tan

This film is only available to viewers in Southern California (excluding San Diego County) from October 1, 2020 at 12pm PT to October 31, 2020 at 11:59pm PT. Click here to watch the film on Eventive.

With their passports stuck in America’s immigration bureaucracy, 8-year-old Michelle and her parents cannot return to Singapore for Grandma’s funeral. Michelle absolves her grief and guilt by searching for Grandma’s reincarnation in a pet store turtle, but Grandma struggles to stay alive under Michelle’s eager and amateur ministrations.

Director, Writer: Siyou Tan
Producer: Samantha Lee, Shincy Lu, Paul Fishback
Director of Photography: Arlene Muller
Production Designer: Karu De Jesus Legrand
Editor: Benjamin Tolentino
Cast: Sofie Yang, Dawn Ying Yuen, Peter Boon Koh

Plays in

Dead to Me

From professional mourners to a withering town, this program invites you to embrace death with open arms. What are the rituals with which we honor our dead, mourn the movements of the past, and heal collectively? Let us find out in a line-up that merges fiction and non-fiction. — Udval Altangerel

Dates & Times



Thu, Oct 1
12:00 pm