Recipient for ‘Best Cinematography for a Feature Film’ at the Aungerah Profima 2017 awards for ‘Girlfriend Kontrak’.
By far one of the most interesting projects which I have shot recently is ‘Anak Merdeka’. Probably one of the most ambitious TV series in Malaysia with a budget of around RM6 million. Each episode was helmed by different directors and cinematographers. I was fortunate enough to work with Shamyl Othman on episode four. This episode was set in the eighties. Shamyl wanted a look that was appropriate for that era. With that in mind I decided to shoot this on a set of Standard Speeds, as well Hollywood Blackmagic filters throughout.
This is also probably one of the only projects for which I had the luxury and freedom of sitting in and directing the color grade with the colourist. The director could not join me for the session at Imagica, although I did run through on the tone I was looking for beforehand. I did not make it for the final sessions so one scene did not make the grade I would have wanted, but generally I am quite pleased with the result.
This mini series aired on three Astro channels leading up to Merdeka Day.