TAJ JENKINS MUSCO





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ASH / 2012 / Teaser /
Ash depicts the unlikely friendship that develops between a grieving widower, upholding a promise to scatter his wife's ashes before sundown, and a young Singaporean policeman who has no choice but to intervene.
RT: 10:30 min. Made in Singapore.


FESTIVAL SCREENINGS:
Moscow International Film Festival, Moscow, Russia, June 21-30 2012
Telluride Film Festival, Telluride, Colorado, Aug 31-Sep 4 2012

Guam International Film Festival, Guam, Sept 27-30 2012
Shnit International Film Festival, Singapore, Sept 27-30 2012

Valsele International Film Festival, Salerno, Italy, Nov 25 2012
XIX Capalbio Cinema International Short Film Festival, Capalbio, Italy, Dec 28-31 2012
First Take @ The Substation, Singapore, Feb 4 2013
Glasgow Short Film Festival, Glasgow, Feb 7-10 2013
Taos Shortz Film Fest, Taos, New Mexico, March 7-10 2013
Tokyo Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, Tokyo, Japan, June 2013

 

 
 



THE WOMAN / 2012

A short documentary about Singapore's first female Mixed Martial Arts fighter. RT: 4 min. Made in Singapore.




 
 

SICK / 2011 / Teaser
A curious fourteen-year-old boy decides to steal his cancer-stricken mother's medicinal marijuana. RT: 9.30 min. Made in Singapore.

 

 
 



RICE / 2010
A man struggles to make a perfect bowl of rice under the tutelage of a stern Japanese rice master. RT: 6 min. Made in Singapore.


FESTIVAL SCREENINGS:
Slamdance Film Festival, Park City, UT, January 21-27 2011
Sinema Showoff! "Best Mix of Heritage", Sinema Old School, Singapore, June 29 2010
Palm Springs International ShortFest, Palm Springs, CA, June 22-28 2010
SouthSide Film Festival
, Bethlehem, PA, June 15-19 2010
23rd Singapore International Film Festival, Panorama Shorts, April 15-24 2010
Fusion Film Festival, New York, NY, 2010

 

 
 



K: THE MAINSTREET MURDERS / 2010 / Teaser
The story of a karaoke vigilante killer and the song that fuels his deadly obsession. RT: 11 min.
Made in Singapore.

 

 
 

EVERNEW / 2010
A short observational documentary that looks behind the scenes at the Evernew TV studio in Karachi, Pakistan. RT: 6 min. Made in Pakistan.

 

 
 

HOW FAR IS YOUR WATER? / 2009
PSA about climate change and water recources. Written by Taj J. Musco and Ujala Qadir. RT: 1 min.
Made in Singapore.
 

 

 
 

CUCKOO / 2009
Photo Roman (film made entirely of still images) about two rival bird photographers. RT: 1.5 min.
Made in Singapore.
 

 

 
 

BIRDS OF JURONG / 2009
A short video that shows some of the stunning birds at the Jurong Bird Park, Singapore. RT: 5 min.
 

 

 
 

ALL THOSE LITTLE THINGS / 2008
Two anonymous soldiers in a potentially hazardous situation share stories about their fathers. RT: 5 min.

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS:
TriggerStreet Online Film Festival, 2010
SouthSide Film Festival, Bethlehem, PA, 2009

 

 
 

THE SWITCH AND THE SPARK / 2007
While home for Christmas break on his father's yacht, a boy who fears he may be depressed makes a surprising discovery, and his subsequent actions could have dire consequences for both father and son.
RT: 16 min.

 

 
 

THE ROAD TO MANAGUA / 2006
A short film/travelogue that explores the colorful villages, beautiful people, and stunning natural settings of Nicaragua. RT: 7 min.

 

 
 

SOME MOURNFUL BIRD / 2004
A short remake/update of Elia Kazan's 1954 "On The Waterfront", set in contemporary Brooklyn, NY. RT: 27 min.
 

 

 
 

L'ABEILLE BUMBLE / 2001
A one-minute movie from The Brothers Chienne. RT: 1 min.
 

 

 

 
 

EXPECTING / 2010
In the black market baby-trading business, no one can be trusted... Made as part of the 48 Hour Film Project Singapore. RT: 6 min