It is so easy to believe that I’m made entirely of empty space. Loneliness is familiar – it’s blue and flushed, like remembering. It’s a mother tongue. It comes so easily to me. I disappear into myself and I find solar systems, galaxies. I understand more than I ever could when I’m surrounded by others. But loneliness isn’t always enough. These days I see humanity rippling around me and I yearn to touch, to join in on something greater than myself, at once millimetres and light years away. I crave the company of others as much as they overwhelm me. I’m like a supernova, constantly imploding into myself, bright and burning, ineffably untouchable...
My friends, I am beyond thrilled to share with you a project unlike any I've undertaken. It stretched my emotional & creative limits, & I could not be prouder of the result.
Welcome to Supernova.
(My first short film: exploring the loveliness in loneliness & the infinite wonder we find when we allow ourselves to bloom into the empty. A soft sense of purpose, how it sings within & around itself: this is so, this is so, this is so.)
SUPERNOVA was directed by award-winning filmmaker (& my dear friend) Ishan Modi. I wrote & starred in it, & the soundtrack is composed by Mattia Cupelli. This project marks my debut in the film world, the first of what I sincerely hope will be many cinematic collaborations in the future. For now, though, it is impossible for me to express how overjoyed I am to share this tender, intimate, & deeply personal creation with you. Please hold it like the light that it is.
I am also over the moon to say that SUPERNOVA can already be called an award-winning film! It was shortlisted for the Across Asia Youth Film Festival by Tom Batchelor of Disney, Steve Burton of HBO, & CheeK of Mediacorp & it is being submitted to other film festivals worldwide as we speak, so keep your eyes & ears peeled - more bright news is hopefully forthcoming.
The best way to support SUPERNOVA is to watch the film on Youtube & share it with your friends, family, & social media followers using the hashtag #SupernovaFilm. Feel free to use this prewritten tweet, or craft one of your own. Bloggers & journalists can write reviews of the film on their platforms - I & the team would so love to hear your thoughts. If you'd like to do more, consider sponsoring my art on Patreon to receive many lovely perks (patrons have known about SUPERNOVA for months now, had access to weekly essays about the creation process, & were the first to see the film the moment it was finished!).
I am so grateful for the support that this community has shown me over the past four years as a writer, & I hope you find infinite warmth in this new piece of art. Watch, share, review, donate, enjoy. All my love. xoxo