Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Off to the censors it goes

My new movie Malaysian Gods will be sent to the Malaysian Film Censorship Board today, together with the requisite RM50 fee.

I hope there will be no problems! This is the synopsis:

On 20 September 1998, the recently-sacked Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim headed a massive anti-government demonstration in Kuala Lumpur. A few hours later, he was arrested at his home. Ten years later, an unnamed man walks along the same path that the demonstrators took. He reminisces about the past and notices the buildings and people around him. It starts to rain but he keeps on walking. Will he reach his destination?

Duration: 68 minutes

Budget: RM10,000


I wanted to return to the low-budget starkness of my 6horts. It is a very direct way to communicate but there is (I hope) fun to be had along the way.

The censors will get back to us by 28 August.

19 comments:

Izwan said...

Harap ia lulus.. ;)

Khyrel said...

Wow. hope they dont read "gods" in the funny way they usually do. remember the Herald?

BTW, yasmin ahmad, that other good filmmaker posted her personal review of susuk. check it out on her blog if u haven't already.

Now, i am pretty convinced to watch susuk since she's given the impression its not so scary.

Jordan said...

Even if it passes the censors, I wonder what the title will end up being.

Amir said...

I seriously don't mind changing it to Malaysian Cods.

Ajami Hashim said...

tajuk cadangan kot2 lpf reject..

"Marilah Pandang Belakang"

..ermmm! sound like another horror film kann?

Suzila A said...

All the best! Semoga lulus censors :)

Uzair Sawal said...

do you plan to screen it at the cinema?

dylan said...

all the best. great timing

Amir said...

We do indeed plan to screen it in a cinema, on 20 September (the 10th anniversary of the demonstration).

Aan Andes said...

Hi MrAmir, sorry off topic here :P

Nak tanya pasal susuk, why producer Lee went to the hospital (according to ur script), dia sakit apa eh?

My friend buat teori dia mati pucuk. Then cured and that's why ada scene he with the girl. Haha.. I know it is not important, saja2 tanya ;)

Amir said...

Your friend was right ;-)

Lee banyak sangat buat kokain.

Aan Andes said...

This Malaysian Gods ada private screening tak? :D

Amir said...

KIta nak buat PUBLIC screening ;-)

Obefiend said...

let's see

i say the thing will be banned due to sodomee element

ha ha ha

Anonymous said...

bila lagi nak bagi kenyataan pada mahkamah?

zubin said...

thx for the word susuk in the age of sonomi, bolehlah kita pakai tu. Hope u don't mind. All the best to Gods, looking fwd to that!

Anonymous said...

semoga hatrik yang diidamkan menjadi genggaman saudara.

zhfr said...

few month back i thought it will be Tuhan Melayu.

anyway
cant wait public screening

good luck amir

maxhamdi said...

God luck. I mean, Good luck.