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Malaysian wins big at Macau International Movie Festival

Writer: Dhivakaran Jude


Her movie bagged four awards for best actor, best supporting actress, best writing and best newcomers at the recent award show.

28 Jan – Malaysia's very own director and writer Jess Teong has been awarded for the Best Writing category at the recent Macau International Movie Festival.

The movie that won her the award is "The Kid from the Big Apple" which tells the story of a child from New York being sent to live in Malaysia.

The film that was entirely shot in Malaysia took home four awards in total for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Writing and Best Newcomers.

"The Kid from the Big Apple" which premieres in Malaysian cinemas on 10 March 2016 is also the official finalist of the 2013 New York Screenplay Contest and the 2014 Hollywood Screenplay Contest.

"I write stories from the heart that people can relate to. I am blessed to have a great team and I am proud to say that they are the key to my success. This film, "The Kid From Big Apple" was made possible by the Malaysian Team," shares Jess Teong as published on kr8tifexpress.com.

Jess who is the Managing Director and Producer at Three Production Sdn Bhd as well as the Vice President of Chinese Film Association of Malaysia (CFAM) shares her drive and passion in making it in the film industry by saying, "Do what you love. Do what makes you happy. Most importantly, sharing is happiness. Have a positive attitude and believe in what you are doing".

(Photo Source: kr8tifexpress.com)

Cinema Online, 28 January 2016

Related Movies:
The Kid From The Big Apple (Mandarin) (10 Mar 2016)
Paper Moon (Mandarin) (17 Jan 2013)



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