Apple Highlights Singapore’s Chicken Rice Clash in Film Directed by David Gelb

Apple has tapped David Gelb, director of Jiro Dreams of Sushi, and creator of Chef’s Table for the film.

In the latest iteration of its “Shot on iPhone” series, Apple has released a short documentary film about Singapore’s hawker food culture that was shot entirely on the iPhone 13 Pro.

The 5-minute short film, from the creator of Chef’s Table and director of Jiro Dreams of Sushi, David Gelb, features two Singapore food stalls competing over chicken rice, a popular dish at open-air food courts in Singapore’s iconic hawker centers.

As Apple describes it on their YouTube page: “Big ambitions clash in tiny kitchens, all in the name of Singapore’s beloved hawker dish — chicken rice.”


The film also features local-food commentators including chef Bjorn Shen and food blogger, Annette Tan talking about the different cooking styles of Tian Tian and of Ah Tai Chicken, as they narrate the building tension between the two stall owners.

Check it out:


Apple also released a behind-the-scenes look at how the documentary was shot.


Creative Agency: TBWA\Media Arts Lab Singapore
Director: David Gelb
Production Company: Independent Media