what has to be
Adapted from S. Rajaratnam's short story of the same name, What Has to Be explores the dysfunctional relationship between two grieving parents as they confront the inevitable truth of their unborn child.
This film was commissioned as part of Utter 2017, an annual Singapore Writers Festival initiative that supports the adaptation of Singaporean literature into moving media.
National Youth Film Awards, Best Animation – Winner
16th Asiana International Short Film Festival – Official Selection
16th IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival – Official Selection
Directed by: Jerrold Chong
Assistant Director: Jia Lee
Screenplay by: Jerrold Chong, Jia Lee
Animation by: Jerrold Chong, Andre Quek, Mark Wee, Li Yihua
Editor: Jerrold Chong, Jia Lee
Sound Design by: Lim Ting Li
Voice Acting: Sivakumar Palakrishnan, Rebekah Sangeetha Dorai
Produced by: David Lee, Eternality Tan, Jerrold Chong