Short Film (NNW Support)
Supported by Next New Wave is a grant started in 2016 where young filmmakers aged 18-25 get an opportunity to make a short film with a small grant of RM 3000 and a limited time of maximum one month. Young filmmakers are given a chance to experiment and make interesting work.
The young filmmakers must direct and write their short films and gather their peers to participate in their team to produce, production manage, be editors, sound designers, cinematographers and production designers. The finished work will be sent to film festivals and participate in curated screenings by Next New Wave.
Strnge Plce by Chloe Yap Mun Ee / 29Min / 2016
Synopsis: A young couple arrives at a budget hotel attempting to get a room. This is the first time they will be intimate with each other. They are two young people confronting their real desire in a strange world.
Director Bio: Chloe is a final year student in the Faculty of Cinematic Arts at Multimedia University, Malaysia. An aspiring filmmaker and video artist, she explores emerging ways of storytelling that engage the senses and provoke thought. She won Best Experimental Short at the 2014 Festival Filem Pelajar Malaysia (Malaysian Student Film Festival), and her work has been screened at the Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film, Video, and Music Festival. Her previous short film, (?)’s Gaze, has travelled to multiple short film festivals such as Thai Short Film and Video Festival, 2nd Minikino Film Week & Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film Festival.
Cast Nabilah Aimi Ali Shahir
Crew Producer: Sharifah Aryana Director: Chloe Yap Mun Ee Writer: Chloe Yap Mun Ee Assistant Producer/Assistant Director: Nina Sareena DOP: Chan Teik Quan Assistant Camera/Casting: Syukri A. Rahim Sound Engineer: Wee Jia Foong Sound Department: Ng Yi Kee and Gabriel Zoe Chew Editor: Chloe Yap Mun Ee
Falling In Love Again by Jacky Yeap / 23Min / 2016
Synopsis: A 24-year-old young boy breaks up with his girlfriend. That night, he meets a mysterious older woman, Ah May. Ah May’s resemblance to his mother piques his interest and encourages him to approach her.
Director Bio: Jacky Yeap born at Taiping, a small town which looks like Paris, it is a peace, quiet, and slow rhythm place. Jacky moved to Sarawak to pursue his degree. In year 2015, he graduated from University Malaysia Sarawak with major in film making. When he was young, he love to watch Malaysian Drama because he felt that the environment shown in the Drama make it look “very Malaysia”. Then, he decided to visual method to capture “Malaysia” and share it with peoples around the world. Jacky has produced 4 short films, and all of them had one similarity, that is a shot showing [I Love You Lau Shu Lin] is appeared in all the films. He said, all his films must show this shot until the girl see the film.
Cast Jared Liew Wei Yang as The Boy Jacyn Wei Yee Teng as Ah May Wong Mun Kwong as The Father Chan Chee Wai as The Boss Elise Chong Shick Chuin as The Ex-Girlfriend Siew Pak Chow as The Grandfather
Crew Producer: Woon Xiao Rui Director: Jacky Yeap Writer: Jacky Yeap Assistant Director: Lim Han Loong DOP: Howard Tai Khai Shen Assistant Camera: Soh Li Jin Lighting: Valentine Low Jee Yen Sound Recordist: Vevainedra Hendry Composer: Woon Xiao Rui Editor: Jacky Yeap Sound
1304KM: Girl From Sumatra by Lim Han Loong / 12Min / 2016
Synopsis: Di (22), a maid who travelled from Sumatra to work in Kuala Lumpur, takes care of a lonely elder man. She sees KLCC everyday, and longs to visit there, yet she can't leave her workplace due to the nature of her job.
Director Bio: Born in 1992 and raised in Ipoh, Lim Han Loong is an aspiring young filmmaker graduated from University Science of Malaysia (USM) with a Bachelor Degree of Communication Studied (Film & Broadcasting). He believes filmmaking is an art to express the relationships, personal struggles and conflicts among ordinary people in their daily lives. He has participated in Astro New Director Award 2014 and 2nd New New Wave Young Filmmaker Workshop 2016. His work “The Way We Love” has been selected as a finalist of Astro New Director Award 2014, and also SKT Short Film Competition, which was recognized as ASEAN TOP 10 in the competition and screened internationally in Beijing. His recent work “1304km: Girl From Sumatra” has been selected as finalist of BMW Shorties 2016.
Cast Mia Sabrina Mahadir as Ah Di Yap Chin Fong as old man Nathan A/L Tharmalingam as Passenger A Lee Sy Yi as Passenger B Shahkir as Passenger C
Crew Producer: Putri Purnama Sugua Director: Lim Han Loong Writer: Lim Han Loong Assistant Director: Teh Rou Ning Assistant Producer: Lee Sy Yi Production Manager: Nathan A/L Tharmalingam DOP: Sam Koay Assistant Camera Operator: Lee Sy Yi Gaffer: Aidril Shahkir Best Boy: Aidril Shahkir Composer: Mickey Lai Editor: Jacky Yeap Color Grading: Ee Kai Sheng Production Designer: Woon Xiao Rui Sound Recordist: Vevainedra Hendry