The Day I Left

The film is narrated by Matt, a young autistic boy who lives with his sister, father and step-mother. We see examples of Matt’s autistic tendencies and hear him explaining them in the voiceover. He appears to have savant-like qualities and a desire to learn how everything works. Matt’s stepmother resents him and does not understand him. Matt leaves home while his family is asleep, hoping to seek an understanding of everything before his return home.

  • Director: Kirsten Tan Keng Ing
  • Runtime: 12m3s
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG
  • Availability: library@esplanade
  • Accession No: 2007-D-0430
  • Subtitles: -
  • Release Year: 2004
  • Producer: Marie Kwok Lye Ching & Kaajal Wallia
  • Language: English
  • Production Country: Singapore

Cast List:

  • Frasier Tiong, Samantha Nonis, Rick Tan, Angeline Soh


  • Writer - Kirsten Tan
  • Director of Photography - Sameer Mangtani
  • Editor & Script Supervisor & Art Director - Enny Tan
  • Assistant Director - Jessica Tan
  • Camera Operator - Nikhil Pase
  • Camera Assistant - Alex John Tan
  • Gaffers - Nikhil Pase, Alex John Tan, Wong Mun Lai
  • Key grip - Andre Rolando Cardoso
  • Boom Operator & Sound Recordist - Tascha Eipe
  • Sound Engineer - Wong Mun Lai
  • Production Assistant - Kelvin Sng


  • Relationships: Brother/Sister, Husband/Wife, Stepmother/Stepson, Father/Son
  • Places: apartment; Autism

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