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Check out "Djezna's Stalker" and their DIY music video of their song "Uninspired". Well done fellas! 

Their FB page here
After the wonderful reception and almost two hour Q&A at the Actors Studio last night for the sneak peek of Relationship Status, director Khairil M. Bahar is bringing the sneak peek to Penang together with 'Fast, Cheap & Dirty', his anthology of previous works!

It'll be happening on Wednesday, 14 December 8.30pm at PenangPAC. Click here for the Facebook event.
Taken from Malaysian filmmaker Edmund Yeo's blog (Swifty, Writing):
The YxineFF is an annual online short film festival that focuses mostly on Vietnamese short films, and also some South East Asian ones.

I met its founder Marcus Manh Cuong Vu at last year's Hamburg International Film Festival, when he moderated the question and answer for THE TIGER FACTORY screening (Ming Jin the director couldn't go, so I went on his behalf as the immensely cute producer). He also later did a short interview with me about Malaysian Independent Cinema and other stuff.

I'm very honoured that this year's Yxine Film Festival is doing a mini-focus on me. For a temporary amount of time, four of my previous short films are uploaded online for the viewing pleasure of audiences, all of them except INHALATION are actually loose adaptations of Yasunari Kawabata's works.

The winners for this year's BMW Shorties will be announced soon at their gala premiere this Thursday 8th December and you can still check out the finalists' shorts on line at their site so if you haven't already, what are you waiting for? Just click here!

Top Ten Finalists
Come Home by Liew Onn Wah Arthur is an atmospheric journey about a man seeking redemption from his troubled past. His encounter with a mysterious character results in his realisation to break free and enjoy the finer things in life.

Short & Sweet by Balachandran S.K. Sivalingam is a romantic comedy that revolves around a charming young man who has a hard time expressing his feelings to the love of his life due to his height. When all seems lost, his house-mate and best friend, a self-proclaimed playboy named Santana, comes to the rescue.

The Long Distance Relationship by Jared Lee Wei Sheong is a heart-wrenching love story that revolves around a young man who struggles to move on after the death of his girlfriend. He soon discovers messages left by his late girlfriend to help ease his pain and start a new life.

Guang by Quek Shio Chuan is about a boy with autism and attention deficiency disorder who struggles with social interaction and has difficulty performing day-to-day obligations. But he also has a secret passion.

The Scientist by Ng Ken Kin is about a lonely scientist who is engrossed in his job. In order to keep his lab operating in a resource-exhausted world, he scavenges in the open for any junk parts and modifies them into useful elements.

Lepas by Muhammad Hidayatullah is about a single mother, who is reminded by her young daughter of her long forgotten tragic past. She realises that she never really moved on from what happened.

How To Write ‘I Love You’ by Tan Ce Ding revolves around Zheng Feng, a young man who puts up illegal posters for a living and always takes his girlfriend for granted.

The Stolen Happiness by Loh Kar Sang is about Wei who was born in a rich family, and has everything he needs but happiness. His encounter with a scavenger’s daughter changes his perspective about life.

Let The Plastic Fly by Moh Chee Loong tells a story about how to discover joy through the virtue of simplicity. Many people experience a phase when their lives become routine and dull. They lose their sense of meaning and direction and there is a lack of purpose that permeates their very being. They eventually get tired of feeling emotionless and seek out ways to break the numbing cycle.

Breathe by Tan Hyon-Lè is a dark psychological thriller about Mark, a man plagued by the events leading to the loss of a loved one. Consumed by rage and sorrow, Mark takes it upon himself to track down the person responsible. His journey to find closure is complicated by the sudden appearance of a mysterious stranger.
Khai's put up a poster and event page for his half of the WAMM fused event happening at the Actors Studio Lot 10 this Sunday! And it turns out he'll be giving out FREE GIFTS for the first 20 attendees so you better be there early.

Click the pic or click here to check out the event page! And be sure to check out the official Relationship Status tumblr site.
After a weird delay with program scheduling we've now bombarded you with three podcasts in less than ten days! You know why? Because we love you!

Anyways, back to the topic - this weekend's guest is none other than film director James Lee! You may know him from The Beautiful Washing Machine, you may know him from Histeria or you may know him from his new movie out now - Petaling Street Warriors!

James was a blast to have in the studio and if you're a budding filmmaker you're gonna want to listen to this informative, frank and at times quite funny interview with the man. Apart from Petaling Street Warriors, we talk about how he managed to go from indie arthouse to mainstream, his upcoming films Claypot Curry Killers and his thoughts on the local film industry.

You may also notice that it opens with an ad pimping out the upcoming WAMM double whammy (or WAMM-y, if you will) of the Kinks world premiere and the Relationship Status sneak peak on the 10th & 11th of December at the Actors Studio. Be there!

WAMM will be ending the year of 2011 with a bang!

In collaboration with FUSED by the Actors Studio and PenangPAC - 
Screenings will take place in KL at The Actor's Studio, Lot 10 and also in Penang! 

by Virginia Kennedy & Juliane Block. 
Two sisters meet while shooting a kinky American reality show in Malaysia and fight because one is the Host and the other, the Censor. Kinks is a mockumentary style feature film. The movie takes a cynical but nevertheless humorous look at two inter-racial sisters who appear far from alike. Inside and outside. One is white and one is dark.
Followed by Q&A with the directors.

3pm on 10 Dec, Saturday @ TAS, Lot 10. RM 10 min donation.
8.30pm on 21 Dec, Wednesday @ PenangPAC, Stage 2. FOC

Fast, Cheap and Dirty (Indie Film) + Relationship Status (Preview)
by Khairil M. Bahar

Written and directed by Khairil M. Bahar (Ciplak, 15Malaysia), Relationship Status is a film that could have only been written in the 21st century.

Based on the numerous options available on sites such as Facebook, Relationship Status tells the story of a number of KL-ites from all walks of life whose relationships are created, changed and sometimes even ruined by social networking and the way we communicate in this day and age.
3pm on 11 Dec, Sunday @ TAS, Lot 10. RM 10 min donation.
8.30pm on 14 Dec, Wednesday @ PenangPAC, Stage 2. FOC
It's that time of the year again to bring in the end of the year by rocking out to your favorite local acts at Rock the World! Happening on the 10th of December 2011, this year's line up features bands such as Kyoto Protocol, Akta Angkasa, The Azenders, The Padangs, Madamme and much more!

Rock The World: Adrenaline 2011 
Date: 10th December 2011 (Saturday) 
Time: 10am-11pm 
Venue: Stadium Merdeka 
Tickets: RM30 
Website: www.rocktheworld.com.my/tickets.html
(This is the last LiveShocks session before our Christmas break. LiveShocks will resume in January 2012.)

LiveShocks is a friendly, laid back reading session where writers can have their work read, actors can have a chance to read some brand new material and directors can listen (for a change). It can be a ground for new writers to gauge their work, for experienced writers to experiment or just a place to meet other people interested in the performing arts. All are welcome!

FB event page: http://tiny.cc/sgj0j_

This video was shot and edited by Michael Chen, Founder of WAMM and is a direct result of using Sony Vegas to edit, and is his first edit after receiving a tutorial session from Khairil M.Bahar. Check out the first video which was done before the tutorial here!

But, as always, do take note of the main point of this vid, which is to spread the word about MALAYSIAN GIRLS, the musical. 

The preview was a whole lotta fun. So, be sure to catch the full thing when it takes the stage at Pentas 1, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre(KLPac).

Dates & Times: 
10 Dec @ 8:30 PM
11 Dec @ 3:00 PM
12 - 17 Dec @ 8:30 PM
18 Dec @ 3:00 PM
19 - 24 Dec @ 8:30 PM
25 - 26 Dec @ 5:00 PM

More details at http://kakiseni.com/eventdetails.aspx?id=NzIw or athttp://mgirls.klpac.org .
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