What happens when life takes a different turn - in the city that never sleeps?
HUJAN PANAS (AFTERNOON RAIN) is a 20 minute short film that revolves around Zaki, a Malaysian man, whom for the longest time has dreamed about coming to America. He enrolls himself in a business course and finds himself in New York City – and moving into an apartment with two illegal Indonesian immigrants; Ferdy and Mira, in Flushing, Queens.
As he grapples with the harsh reality of living in the city, he finds himself slowly attracted to Mira. She helps him realize the possibilities of starting life anew – possibilities that are threatened by an impending marriage and his awaited return to Malaysia.
I've been living in New York for three years but have never made a Malaysian film set in this city that I have grown to both love and hate. HUJAN PANAS is definitely my passion project before I leave New York for good at the end of this year! Currently, my producer and I are putting together an amazing cast and crew for a nice, breezy fall shoot come late this September.
What I am hoping for is the support of all friends and family in both United States and Malaysia to make this project happen! We are currently $3500 from our total budget of $16 253, but the more money that we can get, will go miles towards ensuring this project's success :)
This will also be the first immigrant film to feature a Malaysian as the main character, and the whole film will be shot in Bahasa Melayu/Indonesia.
Please help support a fellow Malaysian filmmaker, and I vow to return the favor in any way that I can! :)
- (30 days)