Secret Child: The Bridge
SECRET CHILD: THE BRIDGE [R: PG] World Premiere
DIRECTOR: Yew Weng Ho
RUNTIME: 18 m GENRE: Drama, Historical
BLOCK I: HISTORY IN THE MAKING (1)
WEBSITE and TRAILER In 1950s North Dublin, a single mother (Fiona Glascott) and her eight year old son (Austin Taylor) meets her man (Aaron McCusker) from her past after nine years. Based on the true events and story from the book ‘Secret Child’. Q&A with director Yew Weng Ho after the screening.
SCREENING: Friday 24.08.18, 3.10-4.25 PM
Born in Malaysia and finished his tertiary education in UK, Yew Weng Ho started off his career as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor. He then ventured into performing arts (which he always wanted to do) for a couple of years and then 8 years with Sky Television. After that he set up his own property company.
Yewweng was involved with the book which the film was based on and also the script/storyline for the short. He was later approached by the writer/producer Gordon Lewis to direct the film as his original director ended up in hospital just before rehearsals and shooting started.
Apart from directing school plays and acting in them, this is his debut as a film director.