In what may be this year’s most talked-about popular culture event, politicians will join actors, singers and other personalities in the 15Malaysia project which is helmed by singer-songwriter Pete Teo.
Sources said the project, which was privately-initiated and apolitical in nature, would revolve around 15 short films directed by 15 filmmakers, from award-winners Yasmin Ahmad, Tan Chui Mui and Nam Ron to directors like Linus Chung, the Suleiman brothers and Kamal Sabran. A peek at the project’s website http://www.15-malaysia.com shows that all will be revealed on its Aug 17 launch date.
“These films not only deal with social-political issues in Malaysia, but also feature some of the best-known faces in the country, including actors, musicians and top political leaders,” says the website.
“You may think of them as funky little films by 15 Malaysian voices for the people of Malaysia.”
The films feature a diverse range of actors and personalities, including Harith Iskandar, Adibah Noor, Amber Chia, Sharifah Amani, Jason Lo, Ida Nerina, Patrick Teo and Daphne Iking.
It is learnt that some politicians, including Pas spiritual adviser Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, Liow Tiong Lai, Khairy Jamaluddin, Tian Chua and Datuk Zaid Ibrahim.
Sources said the 15Malaysia project was in support of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s 1Malaysia concept. They said it was made in the spirit that Malaysians should not be identified on the basis of skin colour or religion, but on citizenship.
The video, which saw more than 120 participants from the arts and film industry taking part, became the third most viralled video in the world for a week, according to London’s Metro newspaper.
A viral video is a video clip which gains popularity through the process of Internet sharing, typically through email or instant messaging.
他在部落格中写道：“這15部影片即將在八月17號舉辦首映禮, 身為主角之一的我當然會出席.. 但是…聽說現場出息的人還有…
曾經要讓我死得很難看的巫青團團長凱里(前駙馬爺), 還有之前跑去台北找我 “喝咖啡”, 並試圖對我洗腦的衛生部長廖中萊 (果然很會洗, 洗到變衛生部長).
總之, 那些不三不四的人最好離我遠一點吧… 唉唷…別管那麼多先!”