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 verse 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.
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
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
Associate Producer // Bradford Walterhouse
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
Behind the scenes
Education & public screenings
VOD and Home Dvd
Passion River Films