Thursday, April 23, 2015

It's a great way to fly, Sayang.

I am very proud that my feature film, Sayang Disayang, is now screening inflight since February 2015 on all Singapore Airlines flights. It is an honour to be associated with the esteemed national carrier.

Here is an article that appears on Krisworld (February 2015), Singapore Airlines' inflight entertainment magazine. Sayang Disayang also receives the red thumbs-up by the magazine. Thank you so much!

Thus when you #flySQ, kindly look out for my film. Sayang Disayang is Singapore's entry at the 2015 Oscars (Best Foreign Language Film).

It's a great way to fly!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Pesta Perdana 2015 #PestaPerdana13

It was an evening full of blessings. The 13th edition of Pesta Perdana, Mediacorp's biannual prestigious television event where awards are handed to the the most deserving and popular in Singapore's Malay television, was held on 11 April 2015.

I received the award for "Best Directing" in a Drama Series. The drama in question is season 2 of BINGIT. The 2 episodes I directed deal with sexual addiction. 

(Photo credit: Mediacorp Suria)

(Photo credit: Mediacorp Suria)

Unlike previous speech moments in past Pesta Perdana, I have learnt to KISS (Keep It Short Stupid), haha! Thank you to Mediacorp's Eaglevision for the opportunity to work on this important series - largely because I have the chance to bring forward this scarcely-discussed, challenging issue within the local Asian, Malay and Muslim community to the mainstream. My gratitude to the professional leads, Siti Hajar and Nick Mikhail. Also to the production crew (i.e. Sofyan 'lontong' and his crew) for being my important second eye. Filming for these episodes was made more challenging because the production took place during the Ramadan of 2014. 

This is the 5th award I received in this category. Similar awards were received previously in the same television event. Alhamdulillah.

(Photo credit: Mediacorp Suria)

(Photo credit: Mediacorp Suria)