Film - Braven Yeo Film - Braven Yeo

Cine65 Official Selection
Cine65 Best Direction Award
Cine65 Best Cinematography Award
Cine65 Best Art Direction Award
Cine65 Best Sound Design Nomination
Cine65 Favourite Actor Nomination


An elderly cardboard collector manages a measly $4.80 from selling his cardboard boxes to a recycling centre at the end of a long days work.

Barely enough money to make ends meet, he bums a cigarette from a passerby outside a hawker centre on the way back.

Hungry and exhausted upon arriving home, he is greeted by his wife and a table of simple yet comforting dishes. Warm porridge, stir-fried vegetables and a can of black bean dace.

As the couple have a honest conversation about their daily struggles, they find joy in the simplest of pleasures: sharing a “You Tiao”(dough fritter).

“一人一半” or “Two Halves” is a short film that delves deeper into the heart of the problems in lower income, elderly families in Singapore. Also, bringing to light the unrelenting harshness of reality: “When life comes down to the dollars and cents, it’s whether you see the glass half full or half empty.”


Old Man - Tuen Wai Meng
Old Man’s Wife - Pearl Wong
Recycling Center Boss - Larry Low
Passerby Smoker - Jonathan Cheok


Producer - Jonathan Cheok
Director - Jonathan Cheok
Co-Director - Braven Yeo
Writer - Jonathan Cheok
Co-Writer - Braven Yeo
Assistant Director - Aaroson Koh
Director of Photography - Braven Yeo
Camera Assistant - Ryan Yong
Gaffer - Afiq Aris
Grip - M. Nurhidayat
Art Director - Justin Mok
Editor - Braven Yeo
Sound Designer - Braven Yeo
Colourist - Braven Yeo
Location Sound Recordist - Zhuning
Makeup Artist - Vivian Ang
Production Assistant - Brianna Wai, Tay Chun Hsien

Special Thanks

Cathay Photo
Blackmagic Design
Rhino Rental
My Little Props House