15Malaysia is a short film project. It consists of 15 short films made by 15 Malaysian filmmakers. These films not only deal with socio-political issues in Malaysia, they also feature some of the best-known faces in the country, including actors, musicians and top political leaders. You may think of them as funky little films made by 15 Malaysian voices for the people of Malaysia.
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Pete Teo is a multiple award winning singer songwriter based in Malaysia. He tours the East Asian region regularly and his work has been featured on the BBC world service, the National Public Radio [USA], Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, KBS [South Korea] and NHK [Japan]. Pete is also a sought after actor in what has become known internationally as ‘Malaysian New Wave’ cinema.
Films he has worked on have competed, won awards or been screened in film festivals worldwide including Venice, Cannes, Tokyo, Rotterdam, Busan, Marrakech, Toronto, Hong Kong and Nantes. In 2008, he produced an anti-racism music video project entitled ‘Malaysian Artistes For Unity’ [MAFU] that became a national popular culture phenomenon.
The zero-budget project featured more than 52 prominent Malaysians and has to date been seen or heard by more than 10 million Malaysians. A famous workaholic, Pete worked on 2 film scores, released a top selling original soundtrack album, acted in 2 films, built a new personal recording studio and produced the 15Malaysia project all within the first six months of 2009. He is currently writing his new album.
#1 Potong Saga
A laugh-out-loud film about a Chinese boy’s misguided attempts at opening an Islamic bank account
The controversial head of UMNO Youth plays a taxi driver who is asked his views on some current Malaysian talking points. He ends up offering a keris to a Chinese boy as a gift.
#3 Healthy Paranoia
An over-zealous public relations consultant advises the current minister of health how to discourage unhealthy lifestyles in Malaysia.
#4 Duit Kecil
A man finds himself without small change in a cheap brothel. Many arguments ensue and problems faced by the Malaysian common man are discussed humorously.
A haunting portrayal of a pedophile preparing to hunt, interspersed with metaphors on the state of Malaysian politics.
A Rojak seller’s take on Malaysia’s multi-faceted social political tapestry. Made entirely with CGI special effects. Visually stunning.
#7 The Son
A teenage Chinese witness to a racially motivated assault is being driven to the police station. A quiet reminder of the dangers of inter-communal suspicion and conflict.
A modern, poetic and beautifully constructed ode to Malaysia – its common people, places and enduring spirit.
#9 One Future
An edgy and powerful science fiction story of a society where everything is perfect, except no one is allowed to speak.
#10 Slovak Sling
A comedic re-enactment of how one politician tries to entice another to switch party allegiance as DVD pirates look on.
Two secret lovers rendezvous in a plush hotel room while TV news is read in the background. A dark take on apathy in Malaysia.
Sebuah kisah yang mengingatkan kita bahawa walaupun berlaku pelbagai pertembungan di Malaysia, hidup tetap diteruskan – walaupun tidak semuanya manis.
#13 The Tree
Malaysia’s most influential spiritual leader Nik Aziz offers commentary on the virtuous and Islamic way to conduct ethical commerce in his inimitable style.
An Indian boy is asked to build a model of his house at school. A tale on the social economic plight faced by many Malaysians.
A very silly slapstick comedy demonstrating the proper Islamic way to slaughter chicken.
Packet One Networks (P1) is the leading WiMAX telecommunications company in Malaysia. It is the first large scale development of WiMAX communications technology in Southeast Asia and the first commercial deployment of an 802.16e 2.3GHz WiMAX network in the world outside South Korea. The company won Red Herring Asia’s ‘Most Innovative Private Technology Company’ award in 2008.
P1 believes that nurturing new creative voices is essential to the development of a progressive and innovative Malaysia. As such, it is proud to sponsor 15Malaysia under the company’s corporate social responsibility program known as ‘P1 Malaysian Filmmakers Showcase’. This is the first in a series of homegrown arts and artists empowerment initiatives that P1 plans to support in the years ahead.
P1’s subsidiary company RUUMZ is also official online delivery partner for 15Malaysia. RUUMZ is Malaysia’s own online social networking platform where members can hangout, listen to music, watch movies, play games, chat and be a part of a vibrant cyber community. Please join it!