Category: Arts

FINAS’ Dato’ Azmir and MyDocs’ Lina Teoh talk about the future of documentaries

Courtesy of Discovery Networks, we were given the opportunity to interview two prominent figures in the film industry: Lina Teoh, the head of MyDocs and Dato’ Azmir, Deputy Director-General of FINAS to talk more on Malaysian documentaries and its future. Their opinions however, may differ from each other. How is the documentary scene now compared to a decade ago? What have been some of the biggest developments? LINA TEOH: The scene has definitely matured. Back then, most local documentary filmmakers had not really ventured into doing international productions. In fact, 10 years ago was when the first co-productions between...

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Dato’ Aliff Syukri berlakon sebagai ‘Superhero’ dalam Badang

By Shazwan Zulkiffli Pemilik syarikat kosmetik D’Herbs, Dato’ Aliff Syukri, kini boleh digelar pelakon layar perak selepas mengeluarkan sebuah treler untuk filemnya, Badang. Aliff Syukri, yang baru-baru ini popular dengan lagu hitnya ‘Abang Nak Tegur’ bersama seorang lagi jutawan kosmetik Sajat, melaburkan wang yang banyak untuk muzik videonya yang difilemkan di Sepanyol. Selepas menunjukkan bakat berlakonnya dalam music video tersebut, kini peminatnya boleh menonton filem Badang pada 15 Februari ini. Badang menampilkan bintang-bintang yang terkenal dalam arena filem di Malaysia, termasuklah Fasha Sandha, Dynas Mokhtar, dan juga penampilan istimewa  pelawak antarabangsa, Douglas Lim. Dato’ Aliff Syukri mengambil watak utama...

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Tenacious: The Art of Transition

by Yasmin Newman The Art People Gallery graciously presents Tenacious, the first solo exhibition by Lisa Wong Sook Kuan, an emerging artist. With her large scaled exhibition, it portrays a very societal function as a window into the journey of someone who has constantly lingered on the outskirts of the societal norm. It showcases the struggles of a young woman, represented through a physical medium. Within these artworks, the artist has utilized Tenacious as a transition journey, which is chosen to be portrayed through letting the viewers embark on the journey itself through her series of artworks. Firsts, beginnings...

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What I Saw At KL Biennale

by Yasmin Newman The Kuala Lumpur Biennale returns this year from now till 31st March 2018, touting a game changer of an exhibition as it stamps its new presence with the history of the progression of the visual arts scene in Malaysia, hosted by the National Art Gallery! The Biennale has been around for years, but now the international contemporary art exhibition will serve as a benchmark for the Malaysian national culture! (How about some of that Malaysian pride!) Before getting into anything else, let’s talk about their very important theme: The theme this time around for Malaysia is...

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The Level’s Artist Spotlight #5: Jennifer Teh

By Yue Lynn Thanks for sticking around and joining us for our fifth episode of The Level’s Artist Spotlight! For this interview, we have the wonderful Jennifer Teh with us! Describe yourself briefly so that readers get to learn more about you and how awesome you are! I am a varied artist who dip my hands in with both traditional and digital medias, and I am also an animator specializing in 2D animation, digitally. What do you do for a living? Also, are you an artist full time/part-time/freelance or etc.? I work as an animator by day, and a...

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