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River of Exploding Durians - Trailer 【榴梿忘返】 预告片

《榴槤忘返》主要讲述一群中六生面对即将袭来的稀土厂一阵慌乱,人生产生了变化之余,在反对稀土厂的过程中,这群学生产生革命情感和一些单纯的爱慕情怀。A coastal town is turned upside down by the construction of a radioactive rare earth plant. An idealistic teacher and a group of high school students find themselves battling for the soul of their hometown. Based on real-life events, River of Exploding Durians is a sweeping tale of Malaysian history and its youth, where people are enveloped by politics and sadness while searching for love. #riverofexplodingduriansStarring: Zhu Zhi-Ying 朱芷瑩, Koe Shern 高圣, Daphne Low, Joey 梁祖仪Written, directed and edited by Edmund YeoProduced by Woo Ming Jin and Edmund Yeo Executive producer: Eric YeoDirector of Photography: Kong PahurakProduction designer: Edward Yu Chee BoonMake-up and wardrobe: Kay WongSound: Minimal Yossy PrapapanMusic: Woan Foong Wong

Posted by River of Exploding Durians 榴莲忘返 on Saturday, October 18, 2014

Saturday, August 10, 2013

"3 Doors of Horrors" (omnibus with my latest short film) on The Hollywood Reporter

August 17th, exactly a week from now, my new short film FLOATING SUN, which is part of the "3 DOORS OF HORRORS" omnibus horror will be launched online.

It's great to see this being covered by The Hollywood Reporter yesterday.

Malaysian Filmmaker James Lee Launches YouTube Omnibus '3 Doors of Horrors' - The Hollywood Reporter

I rather liked the film still (mine) that they used for the article.

Developed and produced by prolific Malaysian director-producer James Lee, the digital anthology 3 Doors of Horror will feature short films directed by three emerging Malaysian filmmakers: Leroy Low (I Miss You Two), Edmund Yeo (Floating Sun) and Ng Ken Kin (Horror Mission).

The omnibus premieres on YouTube on Aug. 17, the first day of the Hungry Ghost holiday, a popular period for the release of ghost and horror films in the region. Often likened in the West to something like the “Chinese Halloween,” the holiday marks the period when the ghosts of ancestors are traditionally believed to pay visit to the living.
Lee said he developed the project with the goal of introducing local audiences to a new generation of vibrant young
filmmakers who hadn’t yet been given a voice in the local industry.

“Any industry gets stagnant if there are no new works by new blood,” Lee said.

The project is backed by Lee’s independent production outfit Doghouse 73. The series will also be screened at Singapore’s Gluttony Nights Festival on Aug 23 and 24, as well as at Malaysia’s Pangkor Island Arts Festival in September.

“If the response to the short films is encouraging, then the 3 Doors of Horrors will be an annual project that we'll use to introduce more new local directors working in the genre,” Lee said.

Lee, whose breakout My Beautiful Washing Machine won the best Asean feature award at the Bangkok International Film Festival in 2005, is currently developing a manga-inspired action-comedy project called After School Complex, which he hopes to finance via a crowd funding platform. “Crowd funding is still very new to us in this region,” he said. “It will be an experiment.”

"The landscape of traditional cinema production and distribution models is changing rapidly -- with YouTube and countless VOD services," he added. "I'm just trying to explore the possibility of making films in as cost effective manner as possible, where the filmmaker has the most creative and marketing control."

Well, I do hope that this becomes an annual occurrence, for new directors to rise up to the challenge and attempt the horror genre. (It's not easy!)
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