Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Monday, June 14, 2021
Date: 4 July 2021, Sunday
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Basically, I’ll be speaking about how Asian filmmakers these days (aka someone like moi) are getting woke, lah. We are reclaiming our voices and identities into our films - deconstructing the film representions of Malay/Asians by the Ang Mohs.
To book your free seats and more details about Read! Fest 2021, kindly check this link.
Sunday, June 13, 2021
I was blessed with 3 things,
“Transported to the modern world, Tuah learns how to navigate his new environment while reflecting upon his existence. In his journey, he meets Jebat, an encounter that causes a shift in his perspective.”
Director of Photography: Sofyan Daud Mohamed
Martial Arts: Perguruan Silat Harimau Minangkabau Singapura (Tiger Silat Minangkabau Association of Singapore)
Poetry: Muhammad Salihin Sulaiman Jeem
Voice: Joe Jasmi
Translation: Suhaimi Nasrain
Post-production: Gravitate Pte Ltd
Premieres on 10 June, Thursday, 8pm
(Available online until 27 Jun, Sun, 11.59pm)
Thank you to Each and Everyone who made this beautiful project possible.
Sunday, November 29, 2020
Uncle refuses payment.
“No need. I know who you are. My grandson in JC watched your film about the barber shop. Now I have hope. Every time I cut my hair at the barber, I will remember how you made it possible for my grandson”.
“Next time make a documentary about us lah, the postmen”
I tried to catch his drift. And then I remembered the profile documentary I did about security guards early this year.
We both laughed.
“Don’t forget about us, ‘bang.”
I was involved in the production of WIRA KITA "Our Heroes" season 2.
Directing this series (and being involved hands-on during the research and scripting processes) saw me returning to my first love - storytelling. Crafting documentary stories of real, living people is more challenging that writing dramatic fiction. I have always been curious about people and their personal journey. I craft their respective stories based on how I see these individuals.
Most importantly, I want to showcase the humanity that makes their journey special.
|Absolutely loving the National Gallery location.|
The series has total of 5 episodes but I was only involved in episodes 1-4. The series premiered on 19 October 2020 on Mediacorp Suria channel and streaming on MeWatch.
Wira Kita profiles individuals who make a difference to the community with their deeds. These individuals are,
|Pre-shoot research with Rahimah A Rahim|
|Pre-shoot research with Danial Bawthan|
|Pre-shoot research with Nuraziana and her husband, Iskandar|
|Pre-shoot research with Aminur Rashid|
|Pre-shoot research with Noor Zakiah|
|Crew shot with Ira Wati Sukaimi (President's Award For Teachers 2020 recipient)|
|Pre-shoot briefing to run the keypoints with Shaheed Salim|
|Pre-shoot research with Ira Wati and her husband at MacDonalds. This was done right after a long day shoot with another Wira Kita profile. Myself and Ruby Mohd (researcher) were exhausted.|
|Pre-shoot research with Shaheed Salim|
|On the last day with Danial Bawthan after his shoot wrapped|
|Photobombed by Asraf Amin (host) and Ruby Mohd (researcher)|
|Wrap on my last day of filming for the series (episode 4)|
|...And a gift from Ira Wati for the production crew which she had sketched herself that morning at 4am before coming to the National Gallery for her filming. This came totally unexpected and it caught everyone by surprise! Thank you so much.|