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Imagine Ocean
This film will be presented during the event La Nuit du court on March 16, 2024 at Concordia University.

Imagine Ocean blends Hindu mythology and human stories with a rich soundscape, reflecting on our changing environment. Featuring a Japanese Ama diver, the Ise-Shima coast’s waves and the mythical Makara, it highlights a deep sea-human bond. With no dialogue, it relies on visuals and sound, merging reality, myth, ecological shifts and human existence into an intertwined narrative. Initially straightforward, it evolves into an evocative, profound film, showcasing our intricate relationship with the ocean and Earth.
Director Jiekai Liao, Angela Liong
Production Jeremy Chua, Joyce Beetuan Koh
Cast Andine Elaina, Marveen Lozano, Aisha Polestico, Cymone Woo, Boby Ari Setiawan

In Partnership with


• Université Concordia - H110, Pavillon Henry F. Hall
Saturday, march 16, 2024, 07:00 p.m. — 11:00 p.m.


Jiekai Liao

Jiekai Liao

Liao Jiekai is a filmmaker and artist based in Singapore. He is a founding member of the film collective 13 Little Pictures. Since 2005, he has directed several shorts, most notably Before the Wedlock House which won the Best Documentary Short at the 2nd Salaya International Documentary Film Festival and The Mist which won the best director prize at Singapore International Film Festival’s Silver Screen Awards. His 2010 debut feature film, Red Dragonflies, won the Special Jury Prize at the Jeonju International Film Festival and was selected for competition at various film festivals such as Buenos Aires, Santiago, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo.

Liao was conferred the Young Artist Award for Film by the National Arts Council of Singapore in 2012. He won the Credit Suisse Artist Commissioning Award for his 16mm film installation, Brother’s Quarters, which was presented at the President’s Young Talent Exhibition at the Singapore Art Museum in 2013. In the same year, he was invited to participate in the Singapore Biennale with the video installation Bukit Orang Salah. His second feature film As You Were world premiere at the Asian Future section of the Tokyo International Film Festival, and was in competition at Torino Film Festival and Nantes 3 Continents Film Festival. He is a IMDA Digital Scholar and completed a Masters Degree in Film Directing at the Tokyo University of the Arts in 2020, under the tutelage of Kiyoshi Kurosawa and Suwa Nobuhiro.

Liao co-founded Prism Pictures LLC with Furuichi Akiho in 2021, and had since worked on many Singapore and Japan co-productions.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
 Angela LIONG

Angela LIONG

As co-founder and artistic director, Angela is a prolific dance-maker with a large body of works that has shaped the distinctive dance profile of ARTS FISSION since the company’s inceptionin 1994. She believes in extracting arts from the everyday and often appropriates form and
methodology from cross-discipline sources to innovate new ways of dance making.
Spanning a dance career of more than 35 years, Angela has turned her professional practice into hybrid dance creations that go beyond traditional performance making. She leads dancers and staff of ARTS FISSION in designing movement-based projects to enrich the everyday as well as empower wellbeing for people and communities. Her foray into research and development of dance intervention by using movement to reinforce kinetic memory has resulted in Everyday Waltzes for Active Ageing® – a wellness program that benefits seniors and people with dementia as well as extended facilitation training for eldercare professionals.

Angela is the recipient of the 2009 Cultural Medallion, Singapore’s highest arts and cultural accolade. She continues to create new works with ARTS FISSION on diverse issues that impacts life in modern Asia.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team 

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