Everyone's got a blog nowadays and far be it for me to buck a trend. But in contrast to the blogs by certain Malaysian celebrities, this isn't a promotional tool disguised as personal musings. This is a promotional tool that isn't disguised as anything else.
I spent a few weeks last year shooting Lelaki Komunis Terakhir. It's mostly a documentary, and we interviewed over 80 people in various locations in Malaysia and Thailand. Now that the thing is almost done I want to record, for posterity or its cyber equivalent, some of the people we met, places we saw, and things we experienced, most of which did not even make it to the final cut of the movie. (We shot over 50 hours, after all).
I also plan to have the movie released in Malaysian cinemas this year, so will take you through the process of how movies are distributed in this our fair country.
So, Gentle Surfers, take this blog as a mixture of snapshot recollections of some weeks in 2005, as well as a record of a distribution process that will begin in early 2006. There will be some thoughts on documentaries too. And maybe some other movies. And maybe even more. So let's get it on.
Disclaimer: I am what the English would call a Luddite and the Indonesians gatek (gagap teknologi) so you will have to excuse a certain bare-bonedness to this presentation. But there shall be pictures aplenty if it kills me.