Khairil M. Bahar
WAMM: Tell us a bit about yourself and what you do.
KHAI: On the filmmaking side I do everything from directing to writing to sound to the camera to editing, anything really. It's a tough industry so I try and make myself available for more than one role so that I can get hired for more things. 

I also act, did a few bit parts in some TV shows and last year decided to jump back into theater, something I hadn't done since 2001 when I was still in England. 

I also have my blues rock band, Rollin' Sixers, and I sometimes write and record some of my own solo music. A lot of people have often asked why I don't just pick one thing and concentrate on that but the truth is I enjoy all of it - the filmmaking, the acting, the music - all of it. Although whenever I'm asked if I could only pick one I always choose writing - everything I do, it all comes down to telling stories.

If there was ever a downside to all this (apart from the lack of financial security) is that when all your hobbies are your job you start running out of hobbies, stuff you just do for fun. Right now it's photography but last year I got hired for a shoot or two and did a photography exhibition so we'll see how long that lasts. I'd rather keep that as something fun to do.

Debbie thought Ciplak was funny, and found Khai an affable and fun person. She will be at the Part II of the Khairil M. Bahar Showcase next Thursday, 5th May 2011, Actors Studio Lot 10. More ke-po's about Khai in a bit.
For the first time ever, CIPLAK on sale on DVD.
This a WAMM first.

WAMM contributed to the cost of printing the first ever CIPLAK DVD for sale with the filmmaker, Khairil M.Bahar.

And it will be on sale for the first time at our screening happening next week, 5 May 2011 at THE ACTORS STUDIO, LOT 10 Rooftop which happens to be Part 2 of the WAMM Khairil M.Bahar showcase.

Be there to buy this DVD and watch for yourself a specially put together anthology of his early works to his latest stuff plus a surprise announcement about an upcoming project.

Click HERE for more details.

Deanna performing at an event for Fendi
I always think of Deanna Yusoff as the beautiful, waif-like, svelte Malaysian celebrity who graced the silver screens and magazines (remember her role in Anna and The King?). First as a model and actress, who also crossed over to singing. A couple of years back, I interviewed her when she launched her premium Swiss chocolat brand, "Grandjean Freres". Her horror flick "Cermin" had also just ended its run. It was then that I discovered that this remarkable lady has a deep passion for whatever she was doing, and she rarely falls short of being second tier.

With Michael Veerapan's band at Mezze, Medan Damansara, Deanna very much played the part of jazz songstress in belting out smooth and sultry tunes packaged with great showmanship. Among the songs that I really enjoyed were her renditions of "I've Got a Crush on You", "Je Ne Veux Pas Travailler" and an unbelievably jazzed up version of Justin Timberlake's "Sexy Back". 

Deanna also graciously obliged us for e-mail interview which we are excited to publish here. Thank you Deanna! (For more on Deanna, visit her Facebook page

A close WAMM friend, Bahir asked, what if WAMM curated a bi-weekly amateur section on WAMM?

We at WAMM said, "Why not?"

If you're keen on this idea, leave a comment here and someone will get in touch with you. Spread the word to all your photographer friends!

Lets get more Malaysian Made creative content curated in one place!
(*Stay tuned for more pics.)

Super Ring, Chickadees, Twisties and Mamee, Discounted Burgers from THE BEE and free drinks to go along with the awesome CIPLAK. What more can one ask for?

I know, MORE! If you enjoyed (or missed) this screening, be sure to come for the 5th May Screening at THE ACTORS STUDIO, Lot 10 next week.
  • We'll be selling a limited edition and first ever DVD printing of CIPLAK.
  • There'll be an announcement for Khairil M.Bahar's next flick shooting in June 2011.
  • Surprise give-aways and more.
Come lah... :)
Click here for the older post about this.

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