Severance 断绝

Posted in Short Films with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 19, 2014 by tayh0010

Severance-posterDuration: Approx. 11mins

Language: Mandarin and English

Starring: Kelvin John Lim, Sharon Liew, Gerald Chew and Tan Shou Chen

Written/ Directed by: Michael Tay

Date of release: December 2013


Based on true events.

A young man is about to experience his ultimate test of faith with serious consequences.

Festival Screenings:

8th Jogja-NETPAC Film Festival, Indonesia, 2013

10th INDPanda International Short Film Festival, Hong Kong, 2014

25th Singapore International Film Festival, 2014 (Singapore Premiere)

Production Stills:

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Director’s notes:

(Coming soon)


Available now on Viddsee

Posted in ANNOUNCEMENTS!!! with tags , , , , , on November 18, 2014 by tayh0010


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Hey everyone 🙂

Three of my short films (Respirator, Wet Season and Sisters) are now available to watch on Viddsee.


Enjoy good quality short films from Asia only on Viddsee.


“Severance” is in competition at this year’s Singapore International Film Festival

Posted in ANNOUNCEMENTS!!! with tags , , , , , , , on November 11, 2014 by tayh0010

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This space has been dead for awhile and it could finally use some good news.

My latest short film “Severance” is in competition and will be screening at this year’s Singapore International Film Festival 2014.

For more details:

I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all the cast Kelvin John Lim, Tan Shou Chen, Gerald Chew and Sharon Liew. And the production team; Lim Teck Siang, Lincoln Chia, Ah Huat, Kexing, Goh Kunlei, Coco Low and many more for making this happen:-) 

(Not forgetting the sexy voice of Jeffrey Low and Tony Law for planting the seed in my head to start this off.)

Thank you every one:-)

Audition call for “Severance”

Posted in ANNOUNCEMENTS!!! on November 24, 2010 by tayh0010

Based on true events.
“Severance” is about Joseph, 20, a young man who is about to experience his ultimate test of faith with serious consequences.

If you think you fit the role of:

JOSEPH, early 20s, Chinese male, able to speak English and a little mandarin. An innocent and naive young man.

LUKE, early 20s, Chinese male, able to speak English and a little mandarin. A good friend of Joseph

MATTHEW, 30s, Chinese male, able to speak English and a little mandarin. A charming and influential man who is also a mentor to both Joseph and Luke.

MOM, around 40 to 50, Chinese female, able to speak Mandarin and a little English. Joseph’s mother who’s husband just passed away.

Acting experience is not a must. Just be yourself.

When:  4th December 2010

Where: 33 Kerbau Road, Room K2.
Singapore 219166
(Nearest mrt: Little India)

Time:   From 11am to 7pm.

For more info. pls email:

“Respirator” showing at this year’s Singapore International Film Festival 2010

Posted in ANNOUNCEMENTS!!! on April 8, 2010 by tayh0010

After it’s premiere at last year’s Pusan International Film Festival in South Korea, “Respirator” is now showing at this year’s 23rd Singapore International Film Festival 2010 under the Panorama Shorts Screening this 16th April 2010 at Sinema Old School.

Friday, April 16, 2010
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Sinema Old School
11B Mount Sophia, 228466

For more information on how you can purchase the tickets please visit the website below:

“Respirator” premieres at Pusan this year !!!

Posted in ANNOUNCEMENTS!!! on September 10, 2009 by tayh0010



“Respirator” will be premiering at this year’s 14th Pusan International Film Festival, 2009. Keep a look out for it if your at the festival this October.

South Korea is a great place to premiere and not to mention a lot of my favorite film makers are there too. 

And yes. This will mark the first time, any of my works has ever premiered at Pusan and hopefully this won’t be the last. 


Check out the link: 


Posted in GENERAL on June 17, 2009 by tayh0010

I finally uploaded my showreel !!!

An overview of all the short films I have done so far. Brings back the old memories. Hope you guys enjoy it.

Best Regards,

Michael Tay