Violin & Tea

The accidental friendship between a violinist and a waitress at the café that the former frequents helps the two women through their different sets of hardships – in caring for a father trapped in a coma, and in giving up a dream job to solve the financial problems that a mother’s gambling habits create. Violin music and tea soon become symbolic of the comfort and stability missing from their lives, and eventually of each other’s presence.

  • Director: Derek Wee Choon Meng
  • Runtime: 21m4s
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG
  • Availability: library@esplanade
  • Accession No: 2007-D-0569
  • Subtitles: English
  • Release Year: 2006
  • Producer: Jayne Cheong, Derek Wee Choon Meng
  • Language: English, Mandarin
  • Production Country: Singapore

Cast List:

  • Joanne Marie Sim, Magdalene Tan, Catherine Sng, Kent Chan, Gladys Tan, Faith Ong, Mok Tye Par, Looi Wan Ping, Vel Ng, Helmi Yusof, Willie Koh, Ching Tim Juan, Jayne Cheong, Khairil Abdul Ramin
  • Donald Cheong


  • Screenplay - Magdalene Tan, Wee Choon Meng
  • Cinematographer - Edwin Cheng
  • Editor - Vince Lau
  • Assistant Director - Tham Wei Min
  • Production Manager - Jayne Cheong
  • Script-Supervisor - Vince Lau
  • 1st Assistant Cameraman - Alex John Tan
  • 2nd Assistant Cameraman/Loader - Azfar Jalil
  • Gaffer - Amsal Naeem
  • Grips - Francis Lim, Khairil Abdul Ramin, Ching Tim Juan
  • Production Design - Looi Wan Ping
  • Set Decoration - Miki Sim, Fiona Lin
  • Special Effects Make-up - Mariam Abdullah
  • Storyboard Artist - Lau Ming Yong
  • Stills Photographers - Tham Wei Min, Looi Wan Ping
  • Violin Music Composer - MorphyB
  • Sound Recordists - Michael Tay, Daniel Koh, Melvin Lee, Jason Tan, Zul
  • Boom Operator - Francis Lim
  • Production Assistant/Driver - Ching Tim Juan


  • Activities - Violin-playing, Tea
  • Music - Classical
  • Places - Café, Hospital, Park Gazebo, Asian Civilisations Museum Facade
  • Relationships - Father/Daughter, Mother/Daughter, Waitress/Customer, Friends
  • Themes - Departures, Survival, Coincidence, Accident, Support, Suffering, Sacrifice, Comfort, Coping
  • Emotions - Loneliness, Yearning, Mourning, Pain, Stress, Relief

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