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... one of the most moving films I’ve ever seen.
— Kate McFarlane, Sassy Mama Magazine
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...should be viewed by anyone interested in the plight of migrant women workers.
— Rhacel Parreñas - Prof. of Gender Studies & Sociology, University of Southern California

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 ---   DVD available in NOVEMBER 2017 //   Digital Streaming coming in JANUARY 2018 ---

 
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About

 

Based upon an original script by Patrick Daly and Joel Fendelman, Remittance is a realistic portrayal of low-wage migrant workers in Singapore shot at real locations with a cast including actual domestic workers.

Remittance follows Marie, a foreign domestic worker from the Philippines as she struggles to cope with demanding employers, long hours of work, and separation from her family. Breaking from the conventional image of maids as labor, the story explores the transformations Marie goes through as a woman dealing with conflicting obligations and aspirations. At its heart, Remittance is a coming of age story about a woman trying to balance living for her family versus living for herself.

This is not just a Singapore story but a global story of the commodification of labor, the exportation of mothers from poor third world countries to first world nations. Singapore is a microcosm of what is happening across the globe.

As I watched some of them cry silent tears, I wondered what had they been through.
— Tan Xiang Yeow, Kentridge Common

PRESS

 

BBC WORLD NEWS: director patrick Daly

 
 

DIRECTORS PATRICK DALY & JOEL FENDELMAN

Writer/ Director duo Patrick Daly and Joel Fendelman have been able to harness their skills to create a unique and complimentary collaboration. They have developed an ethno-narrative style of filmmaking that has been widely lauded for its unique perspective and handling of real locations and non-actors. Their work focuses upon socially important issue and has touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world.

Collaboration on films

Working with non-actors

Watch the filmmaker duo's first two feature films "David" and "Needle through Brick".

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...it humanizes migrant labourers and makes the experience real...
— Dr. Oona Paredes, Assistant Professor of Southeast Asian Studies, National University of Singapore
 
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crew

 

Writer, Director  //  Patrick Daly

Writer, Director  //  Joel Fendelman

Producer  //  Frank Hall Green

Executive Producer  //  Brian Newman

Co-Producer  //  Gwyneth Teo

Co-Producer  //  Allan F. Nichols

Co-Producer  //  Jennifer D’ Angelo Kircher

Cinematographer  //  Tan Teck Zee

Editor  //  Jon Hammond

Sound Mixer  //  Dimitri Kouri

Composer  //  Gil Talmi

Original Songs // Joey Ayala

Associate Producer //  Michael Daly

Associate Producer // Charles Leary

Associate Producer  //  Bradford Walterhouse

Unit Production Manager // Charles Carroll

First Assistant Director // Shiv Tandan

Art Director //  Imran Khan

Production Coordinator  //  Abishek Balasubramanian

Casting Director  //  Ng Xi Jie

Social Media  //  Olivia Griselda

Storyboard Artist  //  Luca. L

Make-up Artist  //  Tan Wei Fen

Set Photography  //  Chris Yong

 

Benefactors //  Cristina Adair, Caroline Adelman, Tim Barnard, Nancy Bercaw, Maryanne & Terry Buechner, Inti Carboni, Kellie Chen, Christine Chia, Melvin Chua, Liana Chua, Kimberly Conyers, John Daly, Kevin Daly, Tom Daly, Tim Daoust, James A Deyo, Kelly Dineen, Priya Doraswamy, Sean Dunne, Glenn Duzy, James Fendelman, Jimmy Ferguson, Michael Fischer, “James Flasch”, Michael Frachetti, Joe Franco, Kathy Gatto, Ian Gordon, Holcombe T Green, Phyllis Grossman, Joyce Hamilla, Joanne Haydon, Jacqui Hocking, Judith Hubbard, Robin Jeffrey Arwen Joyce, Kathiravelu Laavanya, Isaac Kerlow, Carl M Kesser, Jennifer Kircher, Lisbeth Larkin, Stephen Lanier, James Lester, Li Hongyan, Lim Kai Heng, Rosa Luning, Haryati Mahmood, Heidi, Mak CK, Sooch Martin, Maxis, Rhonda Mitrani, Hazirah Mohamad, Amina Moinuddin, Mok Mei Feng, Candida Moss, Gene Navera, Elina Noor, Victor Ong, Jane O’Riley, Sahar Pirzada, Daniel Praid, Rajshri Puspanathan, ReelClever, Aaron & Deborah Resch, Robin Ann Rheaume, Lawrence Rucinski / Angela Rucinski, Wende Salyards, Sasha Santiago, Manuel Sapitula, Lawrence Siebert, Yuta Silverman, Lael Stanczak, Mark Stolaroff, Matthew Stuart, Adam Switzer, Dori L Tattrie, Jasmine Thien, Andrew Tupper, Phillip A, Trella, Bradford Walterhouse / Grace Mabini, Lila Yomtoob, Yue Jie, Kaori Zage, Joyce Zaide, Alan D Ziegler

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