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Sep 15, 2018

“At the starting stage you may do things which you don't really want to do, but you have to do it because it's a job. So, I think being able to accept that is important, putting your dreams aside, just for a moment, and learn the skillset required.”

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When you promise to love a person 'till death do us part', what does it really mean? On the 11th of March, 2011, Yasuo Takamatsu lost his wife to the tsunami during the Great East Japan earthquake. Since that fateful day, he has been diving in the sea every week in search for her. Compelled and inspired to share Yasuo’s story, “I want to go home” was a documentary about the strength of human resilence and the power of love, with an accompanying book. 

In this episode, we speak to director and author Wesley Leon Aroozoo on the process on conceiving both works, his filmmaker journey and what it is like to be selected for Busan International Film Festival after years of trying. What are his insights about the media industry and its future from teaching the next generation of filmmakers?

Wesley Leon Aroozoo is a filmmaker, writer and a LASALLE College of the Arts lecturer. His first full-length documentary, I Want To Go Home, made its world premiere at the Busan International Film Festival and was one of 10 entries shortlisted to compete BIFF ’s Wide Angle Documentary Competition.



- THE FREELANCE CREATIVE EXCHANGE SERIES - The Freelance Creative Exchange Series is our first ever podcast about freelances by freelancers. Every 2 weeks, we catch up with professionals over coffee at the PIXEL Studio and share stories about freelancing or anything in and around the topic. Each episode is about 30-40 minutes long and available in both podcast and YouTube formats. Hosted by CreativesAtWork co-founders Fanny and Jayce, you will find candid conversations with the creatives professionals about freelancing and the gig economy in Singapore & beyond.



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