Hotel 66 is about two people living in a lonely world, who rediscover the possibility of happiness. One is an illegal Chinese female immigrant working as a security guard in a small Soho hotel, the other, Tan, a live in resident. The security guard quickly falls for a man she knows very little about. As her attraction grows, she finds about out his true occupation. Tan is a male prostitute. He uses the motel as his 'base'. As she notices his customers more and more, her jealousy grows. And when Tan notices her attention, he realises that happiness is not such an alien prospect. Perhaps there is such a thing as love?
Hotel 66 relates the uncanny rendezvous of two emotionally displaced workers an innocent female security guard and a male sex vendor.
Born in 1984 in Singapore, Anthony Chen enrolled in the School of Film & Media Studies, Ngee Ann Polytechnic in 2001 to pursue his passion in filmmaking. Apart from being a film enthusiast, Anthony has served as a radio presenter, a movie reviewer and has done work as an actor both on stage and on screen. In 2004, he graduated from film school with his graduation film, G-23, which went on to screen at over 40 film festivals around the globe and won awards in Korea, France, Belgium, Malaysia and Singapore. His second short film, Ah Ma (Grandma), secured a Special Mention Award at the 60th Cannes Film Festival, the first time a Singapore filmmaker was awarded in Cannes. Haze marks his third short film effort and was nominated for the Golden Bear for Short Film at the 58th Berlin International Film Festival. Collectively, his films have screened at numerous prestigious film festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, Rotterdam, Pusan, London, Sao Paulo, Stockholm, Sydney, Montreal, Melbourne, Chicago, Hawaii, etc. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Film Directing at the National Film and Television School, UK.
Screening / Award history:
Huesca International Film Festival 2010
Cine Jove Film Festival 2010
Melbourne International Film Festival 2010
Shanghai International Film Festival 2010
Soho Rushes Shorts Festival 2010
Milan International Film Festival 2010
Encounters International Film Festival 2010