Sweet Sorrow

A young schoolboy is propelled by pity for his neighbour and schoolmate, who is frequently unfairly caned by her grandmother, to improve her life in as many ways as he can. Unwittingly, his goodwill soon puts an end to the physical abuse in a most conclusive manner.

  • Director: Joshua Tan Kai Hui
  • Runtime: 15m32s
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG
  • Availability: library@esplanade
  • Accession No: 2007-D-1142
  • Subtitles: English
  • Release Year: 2006
  • Producer: Tan Meifang
  • Language: English, Malay, Mandarin
  • Production Country: Singapore

Cast List:

  • Brendan Perng Jiayu, Rabiya'atul Addawiyah Bte Mohamed Roslan, Annie Neo, Maimoon Bte Sidik, Siah Siew Ling, Rexton Low


  • Camera - Loh Siew Chen
  • Assistant Camera - Rashad Bin Taha Aljunied, Justicia Phuang, Ng Eng Yeow, Leonard Sim, Jeline Ong, Evan Chai
  • Lighting - Rashad Bin Taha Aljunied
  • Editor - Jeline Ong
  • Sound Design - Andrew Loone
  • Assistant Sound - Loh Siew Chen
  • Location Sound - Dexter Lee, Evan Chai, Andrew Loone, Kwek Jun Xian, Kevin Ho
  • Boom Operator - Dexter Lee, Kwek Jun Xian, Jonathan Ng
  • Assistant Producers - Loh Siew Chen, Andrew Loone, Jeline Ong
  • Production Manager - Tan Meifang, Jeline Ong
  • Assistant Director - Andrew Loone
  • Screenplay - Jeline Ong, Joshua Tan Kai Hui, Taufiq Ja'afar
  • Storyboardist - Nuraidah Bte Rauf
  • Casting Director - Jeline Ong
  • Art Director - Loh Siew Chen
  • Set Design - Tan Meifang, Andrew Loone, Jeline Ong
  • Wardrobe - Tan Meifang, Jeline Ong
  • Make-up - Justin Lim, Jeline Ong
  • Gaffer/Dolly Grip - Andrew Loone, Jonathan Ng, Ng Eng Yeow, Leonard Sim, Derrick Chew
  • Grip - Lee Feng Nian, Fazril Bohari
  • Still Photographers - Su Liyun, Andrew Pan, Tan Meifang
  • Production Assistant - Justicia Phuang, Charlene Tan, Derrick Chew, Edwina Hui, Dylan Tan, Alan Lum
  • Post Production Assistant - Taufiq Ja'afar, Fazril Bohari
  • Foley/ADR - Andrew Loone, Loh Siew Chen


  • Item - Ant Collection, Ant Tank, Insects, Ice-cream
  • Subject Matter - Physical Abuse, Child Abuse
  • Themes - Silence, Powerlessness, Helplessness, Friendship, Suffering
  • Emotions - Pity, Sympathy, Compassion

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