A collaboration between writer Zedeck Siew and visual artist, Sharon Chin is the recent publication from Maple Comics entitled Creatures of Near Kingdoms that elaborates on the bestiary and plant-life in South East Asia from a reverie perspective.
It was cold, there was death in the air and concentrated scent of fresh paint covering the stench of blood. Under the bridge, it was hidden from the world above where Malaysia has entered a new era when technology is realised in its full potential and there is a darkness that lingers which was naked but also somewhat invisible to the common people. This is the vibe that is exerted at The White Mask Exhibition at White Box, Publika where many artists have lent their talent with works that colour, shape and illustrate the story that the showcase was based upon which is The White Mask by Zedeck Siew included in Fixi Novo’s Cyberpunk: Malaysia anthology . I spoke with Sharmin [...]
Recently, news on Liew Seng Tat‘s The Girl With No Head surfaced on Facebook. The curiously-titled venture managed to secure support from the Taipei Golden Horse Film Promotion Project, an endeavour which aims to “promote collaboration between Chinese filmmakers and international industry professionals”.
Amir Muhammad has probably made more money from a year in publishing than ten years in filmmaking. For someone barely into his forties, he’s travelled the awards circuit more than most home-grown filmmakers, his name pretty much synonymous with the Malaysian independent scene.