The long-awaited independent local movie, "Cuak" was released on 14 February 2014 and in conjunction with it, we caught up with one of the five directors, Khairil M Bahar to talk about his experience on filming it non-chronological style while he reveals what made the cut and what got censored.
Cinema Online's interview with Khairil M Bahar was conducted on 11 February at TGV One Utama.
Q: Hi Khairil. Congrats on the film! Tell us, how did you piece the story together?
Khairil: Before any of us came up with any sort of story, the first thing that we looked at is what kind of premise we wanted to play out in the movie. So we went through a whole bunch of different ideas until we finally settled down with the concept about a guy who is getting married.
Q: Are you worried that your movie lacks the commercial value to perform at the box office?
Khairil: Actually that is one of the worries we have. Any producers would. But at the same time, I think for us, one of the main concerns is to be able to make a great movie with good performances and cast these actors based on the movie.
Q: Speaking of casting your actors, for which some are mostly not commercially known, do you think that's a risk?
Khairil: Well, our movie's budget is not as high as most other movies. That's why we can afford to take the risk to cast these actors. As you can see, a lot of the cast members are from the Malaysian theatre background, and we hope we can give them recognition amongst the general public.