Month: July 2017

James Lee attempts to re-define film-making through smartphones!

Production stills by Kenny Gan, sourced from James Lee Interested in filmmaking but lacking in conventional (and probably costly) equipment? Your smartphone might just be your next best bet. As smartphones and other handheld gadgets increasingly infiltrate every aspect of our modern, tech-reliant lives, local independent filmmaker, James Lee explores the possibilities offered by the ubiquitous smartphone as an alternative to traditional filmmaking equipment in his latest brainchild, the ‘Smartphone Films Series’. Just check out his short film below! ‘Overtime’ is the first product in the series of several short films shot entirely on smartphones. This project is a new...

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Malaysians beat 2,000 hopefuls to get in UK’s prestigious acting school

All images credit Stephanie Van Driesen Stephanie Van Driesen. You might remember her for portraying Emma in Joe Hasham’s adaptation of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal a couple of months back at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac). You might even have seen her perform in a concert or in a play. What can she not do? The triple threat recently upstaged some 2,000 hopefuls worldwide to get accepted into Britain’s leading acting school, the prestigious East 15 Acting School! Amazingly, two other Malaysians, Tika Mu’tamir and Vinna Law, also made the cut. “I was accepted on the spot as 1 of...

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Are you fierce enough to send a post card?

In this age of instant gratification, waiting for something in the mail has turned into checking your inbox multiple times throughout the day until…it’s there. Once upon a time, the anticipation involved a few more exciting steps, such as the arrival of the postman, which gave chance to a possibly friendly perhaps flirty banter before something physical presented into your hands. Juxtaposed like that, which would you prefer? I don’t know about you but I grew up believing that receiving pretty stationery inscribed with a personal message, to be one of the hallmarks of romance. And I’m thrilled that The...

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POETRY | 21st Century Children by Sumati Muniandy

Image credit: Pinterest Glued to the television Their noses buried deep in their smart phones Digital devices are their heaven 24 hours online games Ranting on the social web Sharing their ideas Posting pictures Creating so much havoc Gone are the days Children playing in the field And catching up with their friends for a cup of tea Over protective parents Jump on the bandwagon Put their children under tremendous pressure Not much fun as we had in the glorious days Children lost their direction Engaging in the digital world Make friends with the unknown people Lead to serious...

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SHORT STORY | Prayers from Above by Anuradha Chelliah

Artwork by Synthia Snider Paati was my best friend in my younger days. I grew up with her. She was my maternal grandmother. Appa and Amma were there, but I hardly remember being with them. Both of them were very hardworking and hardly had time for me. Then one day, they decided to go separate ways. Amma stayed on with me and Paati. Amma was the owner of a beauty parlour. She was meticulous and worked her way to be an entrepreneur. Even though, she was occupied with her growing business, she tried her best to spend some time...

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july, 2017

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