“Don’t tell my mother I work in the Malaysian MSM, she thinks I play the piano in a whorehouse…”

by Eyes Wide Open

I can’t help but recall the title of a book written by Jacques Seguela (founder of the global advertising juggernaut Euro RSCG) – “Don’t tell my mother I work in an advertising agency, she thinks I play the piano in a whorehouse…”

But when I substitute the words “advertising agency” with “Malaysian media”, it seems so much less like an outlandish joke and so much more like reality…

Is this what you want?

An edgy and powerful science fiction story of a society where everything is perfect, except no one is allowed to speak. When something goes wrong, do we still keep silent? Or do we then speak up? Watch the making of One Future here. (15Malaysia is a short film project. It consists of 15 short films … Continue reading

It is in us, waiting to be awakened…

A teenage Chinese witness to a racially motivated assault is being driven to the police station. A quiet reminder of the dangers of inter-communal suspicion and conflict. Watch the making of The Son here. (15Malaysia is a short film project. It consists of 15 short films made by 15 Malaysian filmmakers. These films not only … Continue reading

Gerenti Halal

Understanding our Muslim friends’ practise of halal better with comes easily with this very silly slapstick comedy demonstrating the proper Islamic way to slaughter chicken. Watch the making of Halal here. (15Malaysia is a short film project. It consists of 15 short films made by 15 Malaysian filmmakers. These films not only deal with socio-political … Continue reading

What makes a house a home?

An Indian boy is asked to build a model of his house at school. A tale on the social economic plight faced by many Malaysians. Watch the making of The House here. (15Malaysia is a short film project. It consists of 15 short films made by 15 Malaysian filmmakers. These films not only deal with … Continue reading

The business of worship

Malaysia’s most influential spiritual leader Nik Aziz offers commentary on the virtuous and Islamic way to conduct ethical commerce in his inimitable style. Watch the making of The Tree here. (15Malaysia is a short film project. It consists of 15 short films made by 15 Malaysian filmmakers. These films not only deal with socio-political issues … Continue reading

We take the bitter with the sweet

A thought-provoking study by the late great Yasmin Ahmad about the state of relationships within a family and among the races in Malaysia. A quiet tale that reminds us that, despite the multifaceted contradiction of Malaysia, life goes on – even if not all of it is sweet. Watch the making of Chocolate here. (15Malaysia … Continue reading

The first cut is the deepest!

A cheeky comment on the state of ignorance among the races about each other’s cultures and norms! Watch the making of Potong Saga here. (15Malaysia is a short film project. It consists of 15 short films made by 15 Malaysian filmmakers. These films not only deal with socio-political issues in Malaysia, they also feature some … Continue reading