Online Casting Call Latest's News by Tanah Licin Sdn Bhd
Tanah Licin, is holding an online casting call for their upcoming motion picture, Hanyut, based on Joseph Conrad's first novel.
Know the Director of Photography of HANYUT
ARKADIUSZ TOMIAK (Poland)
2008 “Two theatres” Polish TV dramas Festival; Award for The Best Cinematographer
2007 Nominated to Polish Film Awards “Eagles 2007” as cinematographer for “Palimpsest”
2006 RiverRun MFF; Award for Best Technical Achievements
XXXI Polish Film Festival Individual Award for Cinematographer for “Palimpsest”
XXXI Polish Film Festival Individual Award for Cinematographer for “Supernumerary”
2005 Montreal World Film Festival 2005 for The Best Artistic Contribution as cinematographer
Nominated to Polish Film Awards “Eagles 2004” as cinematographer for “Symmetry”
2003 Nominated to Polish Film Awards "Eagles 2002" as cinematographer for "Silence"
2002 Nominated to Polish Film Awards "Eagles 2001" as cinematographer for "Far from the window"
2000 XXV Polish Film Festival Individual Award for Cinematographer for " Far from the window”
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Know the Director of HANYUT
U-Wei debuted as a television director in 1987 and made about 16 television movies up until 1996. During these years, he also made 5 feature films. The first of these films “Woman Wife and Whore” 1993, received 5 awards at the 11th Malaysian Film Festival including Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay.
In 1995, his film “Kaki Bakar” (The Arsonist) was invited to Un Certain Regard in Cannes Film Festival as well as Berlin, Montreal, Nantes, Fribourg, New York and Pusan. The film was awarded Grand Prix at Brussels Film Festival.
His third film “Jogho” (The Bullfighter) 1998 was also invited to numerous film festivals such as Singapore (1998), Pusan (1998), Cinemanila (1999) and Nantes (2001). U-Wei is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and was the recipient of a financial cash grant from NHK Japan (BBC Equivalent) in 1997.
Nantes Film Festival (France) held a retrospective on his work in 2001.
U-Wei was invited to be on the Jury for the Sundance Film Festival in January 2007. He was also was on the Jury for the Young Contemporary Art in Kuala Lumpur 2007. U-Wei was head Juror for the newly established KL International Film Festival November 2007.
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Diana Danielle as Nina
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Diana Danielle as Nina.
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HANYUTS's Kampung Ladies
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Sehari di Lokasi Hanyut - Who will win the world cup.
Sehari di lokasi Hanyut, Azli's personal experience on location during shooting of Hanyut in the midst of world cup fever. Sometime in June 2010.
p/s: Find out who predicted the winner correctly.
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Photo from our fan
If you have photos like this, and upload it on your facebook, please tag us so that we can share them with everybody.
Here a fan, Ismail Othman shot his friend at the set of Hanyut in Padang Tengku Kuala Lipis after the production ended. The question is, is the giant turtle real?!
Photo by Ismail Othman from his Facebook and Hanyut TheMovie Facebook.
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The Good & The Bad.
'When you play a good man, try to find where he is bad.
When you play a villain, try to find where he is good' -Stanislazsky 1889
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There are no small parts, only small actors
Bront Palarae is certainly no small actor. This up and coming Malaysian actor plays the supporting role of Sayed Rashid, an Arab trader who despise the local Raja and Almayer.
Bront gives Sayed Rasihd a dynamic presence in the trade conflict at Sambir, posing more threat to the already troubled Almayer.
Although Sayed Rashid is no villain in the story, he is certainly not welcomed by Raja Ibrahim and Almayer in their businesses.
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From storyboard to scene III
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Faces of Hanyut II
Our children change us..wheteher they live or not.(Lois McMaster Bujold, "Barrayar", 1991)
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From storyboard to scene II
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From storyboard to scene I
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U-Wei's interview with KLUE magazine
KLUE magazine have interviewed U-Wei for their September issue. KLUE is about art, lifestyle,music, film and many more. You can visit their website, http://www.klue.com.my to know much more about this interesting magazine.
Zedeck Siew from KLUE magazine
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Taminah, HANYUT's femme fatale?
photo by Azam Neurmaya
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Maskara Shorties 2010, Short Film Screening
A 9 minutes raw footage of HANYUT was shown for the first time to the Malaysian audience at the MASKARA SHORTIES 2010, the biggest screening of short film in Malaysia on August 7 2010, 8pm at RUMAH PENA, Kuala Lumpur.
MASKARA SHORTIES is annual event organised by cultural activist, Sindiket Sol-Jah, where short films from South East Asian amateur and professional filmmakers are screened. The event is gaining popularity and attracts not less than 500 people every year, a big crowd considering the size of the venue.
The production team of HANYUT wishes to thank the organiser, Sindiket Sol-Jah for giving us the oppurtunities to screen Hanyut at the event.
Deansham, Hanyut's Marketing Manager at Maskara Shorties.
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Hanyut's young warriors
Two young kids performing silat while the crew rested in Pekan. It was amazing when two young kids have a lot of martial arts skill.
"Awsome!", Kyle from art department was amazed by their performance.
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Faces of Hanyut
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Hanyut's last day of shooting
Last call sheet for Hanyut's shooting.
Tears of success after Hanyut's shooting process finished.
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Dato' Seri Utama Dr. Rais Yatim visited Hanyut's set
Uwei's interview by Astro
Press conferences with Dato' Rais Yatim at Almayer's house.
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Shooting in Kenong II
Poland team and Rick on the British steamer ready to shoot, "Everybody take the first position!", Rick told to the cast to get ready for shooting.
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Hanyut's shooting progress
It's almost 90 percent complete for Hanyut's shooting in Lipis and left about a week to finish all scenes. The shooting was followed the schedule and if there are no boundary Hanyut's team will finish the shooting process on time.
Good luck to all Hanyut's crew!
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Sub Lieutenant Fergus of HANYUT
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James Corley of HANYUT
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Hanyut's pre-production teaser (III)
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Hanyut's pre-production teaser (II)
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Hanyut's Pre-Production Teaser
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Interview with the Frasers.
Howard and William came all the way from Australia to support the making of Hanyut.
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LALU-The Real Star of HANYUT
LALU, from the Macaque species will be sharing the silver screen with Peter O' Brien when he plays Almayer's pet monkey in the film. Here he shows us why he is chosen for the role!
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Hanyut's steamer test
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Hanyut's steamer arrived in Lipis
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Hanyut's steamer on the water
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Hanyut's shooting opening ceremony
Opening ceremony for Hanyut's shooting in Padang Tengku, Kuala Lipis was held on 9th May 2010. There were great foods and spectacular Silat show by Padang Tengku's teenagers.
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Hope and pray of Hanyut's crew and actors
All the best for HANYUT!
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Arek (HANYUT's DOP) plays with snake
Arek, HANYUT's Director Of Photography from Poland will play with everything in front of him on set. That include snake, monkey, ball and also leaves!
He's a funny guy and everyone loves him.
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HANYUT's Animal Trainer
HANYUT's animal trainer, Fendi from KL Tower Zoo.
Fendi is also the monkey wrangler, in charged of Lalu, who will play Almayer's pet in the film...
...and he is a snake wrangler as well.
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HANYUT shooting preparation
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Bainun Waheeda explaining some of the props that will be used in HANYUT.
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The lifeguards from the Lipis Fire Brigade and Rescue team ready to roll on the first day of shooting. This team ensures the safety of the casts and crews while shooting scenes in the river.
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Gun Powder Test
The special effects guys are testing the gun powder that will be used for the shoot. It was magnificient and the crews had a 'blast' with the gun powder.
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Rowing lessons for the cast. There will be a lot of paddling in Hanyut and the casts must keep their body fit.
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A message from JKK Kampung Beralas
An interview with JKK Kampung Beralas at Padang Tengku about Hanyut's pre-production. Hanyut got a positive feedback from the people of Padang Tengku at Lipis.
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Panavision camera test
The production crew tested the Panavision film camera that will be used in Hanyut. Panavision is the leading camera systems in the world and Hanyut is the first Malaysian production that uses Panavision.
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A chance to familarise themselves with the words, the rehearsals are proving an invaluable experience for the actors. U-Wei is softly but firmly guiding them through the story and finding the truth in the scenes.
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HANYUT Rahayu Saraswati as Taminah
Indonesian actor, Rahayu Saraswati during the costume fitting for the role of Taminah. The slave girl that falls for Dain.
In the film Hanyut, the character, Taminah sells cakes. That is why she is seen here trying out several baskets on her head. The traditional way people sell cakes in the Malay community.
Malay beauty of the late 19th century.
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HANYUT The Making of a Warrior Prince
Adi Putra under the tutelage of silat master Pak Ku put in the hours to get the silat (Malay martial arts) moves correctly.
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U-Wei is explaining his expectations and the exact directions that he wants from his casts.
"You must understand that each line has its purpose, and you must be able to get the correct 'feel' for each line, so when we choreographed our movement, everything will fall in place"
Sabri Yunus, total immersion.
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Hanyut Casts Silat Rehearsal
The first of many sessions of the silat (Malay Martial Art) rehearsals.
Adi and the gang shown here in this video being taught the silat by Pak Ku.
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Hanyut Body Casting
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HANYUT Production Team- 22 DAYS to Shooting Day
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Hanyut scenic artist
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Hanyut costume fitting
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Hanyut Test shoot
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Hanyut's costume for Mem
Sofia Jane during the fitting of her costume as Mem in Hanyut.
Costume design by Akma Suriati Awang
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Men at Work for Hanyut
As the shooting deadline is getting nearer, work on the set building intensifies.
Here the men are seen working hard on Almayer's house.
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HANYUT's River Cruise
U-Wei and his crew on Sungai Jelai River Cruise, during their location recce.
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HANYUT- Progress of Almayer's house
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HANYUT's Boat Building
The construction of Captain Ford's steamer is almost done.
1. The frame of the steamer
2. Nick Wong, trying to act it out.
AFTER (60% Completed)
Dean Sham, on the Steamer.
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Props For HANYUT
Nick Wong and Sam Hobbs discussing on the props that are going to be used in the film.
Here they are seen examining the hammock that the character Almayer will use in the film.
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HANYUT's Script Reading Session
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Scene at HANYUT's Production Office
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HANYUT's Script Reading Session
A script reading session was held at Tanah Licin's office. This session enables U-Wei, the director to explain the script to the main casts.
U-Wei making his point.
"It must come from the heart Sofia"
"…Disloyal and unscrupulous! What has my
glorious empire ever done to make me
loyal? You have no grip on this
country. I had to take care of myself,
and when I asked for protection, what
did I get? Threats and contempt; the
Arabs throw slander in my face. I! A
U-Wei's reading of Almayer's line awed everybody.
"can you feel me, Wak?"
"Oh my god, I'm lost!"
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HANYUT's Boat Building
The Steamer, designed by Sam Hobbs, is currently being built. The production team will construct two steamers for the film.
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HANYUT'S COSTUME DESIGNER
Akma Suriati Awang, the Costume Designer, explaining the art of costume design.
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Sneak Peek into HANYUT
Scene : The burning of Almayer's Folly
Storyboard Artist: Shadan Hashim
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Hanyut, the construction.
The building of Almayer's Folly.
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Mari Belajar Buat Model Bot dengan Abang Sam
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NICK WONG, Props for Hanyut.
Nick Wong is in charge of the props for Hanyut. Seen here, Nick is doing some notes on the boats and sampans for Hanyut.
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HANYUT Casting for Jumbo
These elephants will be used in the arabs compund. The working force!
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Orang Asli of HANYUT
HANYUT's production will get the co-operations from the Orang Asli (indigenous people) of Kg Kuala Koyan. They will appear as part of the community portrayed in the film. The portrayal of the multiracial community is essential to the film as just to show how prosperous we were back then.
Achom Luji, the leader of the Orang Asli village.
Achom Luji showing off his 'love potion'. The 'masterpiece' of his village.
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Jeza for HANYUT
Jeremy Raymond Fenton a.k.a. Jeza Fenton is a student from Australia currently in Malaysia for a Student Exchange Programme in Universiti Malaya. What is so special about Jeza is that he could speak flawless Malay! in Aussie accent of course!
We are thinking of giving him the part as one of the British Soldiers whose mission is to capture Dain in the film. What do you think?
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HANYUT"s Little Odyssey
U-Wei, during earlier location recce. Notice the short hair.
U-Wei, Location recce in Sg Miang Pekan quite recently. Notice the long hair.
“My three Ps: passion, patience, perseverance. You have to do this if you've got to be a filmmaker.” - Robert Wise, Filmmaker.
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Cameo by Our Special Friend in Pahang
Our special friend in Kuala Gandah, Pahang will be making a cameo appearance in the film Hanyut.
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Aida Ross as Young Nina
U-Wei has finally decided that Aida Ross will be playing Young Nina. Aida is a very talented young girl, she does sports, music, and she knows how to do the pencak silat as well!
You can view her audition video here at findingnina.com (Casting video).
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Tanah Licin Crew
Tanah Licin crew with U-Wei bin Haji Saari. Good guys wear black!
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The Love Nest
Gua Kenong, Kuala Lipis, Pahang. The location for Dain & Nina's love nest.
(recorded using mobile phone)
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Tanah Licin Crew Confessions VI
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Tanah Licin Crew Confessions IV
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Tanah Licin Crew Confessions V
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HANYUT Pre-Production Video Clip
A glimpse of the pre-production work by U-Wei and his team.
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Getting fit for Hanyut
The ladies of Padang Tengku, Kuala Lipis doing aerobics to get fit in time for Hanyut shooting.
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Tanah Licin Crew Confessions III
Asst. Production Coordinator
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Tanah Licin Crew Confessions II
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Tanah Licin Crew Confessions
Asst production coordinator
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Sam's Little Boat for Hanyut
Sam is busy with his boat model before he left for Pulau Duyong, Terengganu early this morning. The model is important for the boat builder, it serves as a reference, as the boat is supposed to be built in 1830s.
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Rahayu Saraswati, Shorlisted candidate for Taminah
Rahayu Saraswati, Indonesian actress uploaded her casting video clip on findingnina.com and caught the director's eyes.
She is being shortlisted for the role of Taminah, a slave girl who falls for Dain, NIna's love interest.
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Impian Liana's Lydia Ibtisam talking to U-Wei on the possibilities of working together in the Hanyut production.
Her BIG smile is a plus point!
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Costume for Hanyut
Hanyut director, U-Wei Bin HajiSaari and costume designer Akma Suriati Awang examining the details of the costume design for Hanyut.
"Clothes maketh the man"
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Another Dain candidate?
Adi Putra is in the office to do Dain Maroola, if you think that he is THE Dain that we're loking for, vote for him now here at findingnina,com
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Look What the Cat Dragged In
U-Wei talking to Malay Heartthrob, Aaron Aziz. Aaron, one of the up and coming actors in the Malay film industry is interested to join the production of Hanyut.
Maybe, U-Wei has found his Dain Maroola?
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Hard at Work
Pre-production meeting between the director, 1st assistant director, producer, production designer, and production assistant.
Ironing out the details of the production design and planning for the production works that will begin in April.
"It pays to plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark"-Anonymous
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Ground Breaking Ceremony by Atan
Atan, Kg Beralas's most eligible bachelor is officiating the ground breaking ceremony of the construction of the Hanyut set.
There is no stopping us now. There is no turning back. the show must go on.
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U-Wei's Shadow Part Deux
U-Wei explaining the U-Wei's Shadow competition. For those who are interested to join the competition please go to the link on the left hand side panel "Start Your Film Career Now'.
Don't wait, NOW is the time!
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U-Wei explaining the U-Wei's Shadow competition. For those who are interested to join the competition please go to the link on the left hand side panel "Start Your Film Career Now'.
Don't wait, NOW is the time!
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Maybe Nina Maybe Not
Zara Fenley, one of the director's favourite, is going to London to further her studies. She posted her video on findingnina.com from Singapore, and caught the director's eyes. Unfortunately, when contacted, she is not able to come down to KL to be interviewed.
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What could've been
Ummi Nazeera, auditioning for Hanyut. She is one of the shortlisted candidates for Taminah, but as she is going to further her studies, she puts her acting commitment on hold.
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Building for the future
Nishino, engineer for set construction pointing to the location of where Almayer's house will be built, along the Jelai river.
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A Road to Many Possibilities
Construction works has begun. The first task is to prepare a road to the set. So that it"ll be easy to move the filming equipment to the set.
The Road Not Taken
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that, the passing there Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.
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findingnina.com's crop circle!
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location Recce-Pekan, Pahang
U-Wei Bin HajiSaari (standing), the director of Hanyut together with Rick Beecroft (dark tee), the 1st assistant director, and Sam Hobbs, the production designer, traveling along Sg Miang, in Pekan Pahang.
With no life jacket, Sam looks a little bit nervous, but U-Wei is more concerned about the location for the shoot.
photos by Jo Ghazali
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Location Recce-Pekan Pahang
Sam Hobbs surveying the beach of Sg Miang, Pekan. Sg Miang is one of the locations for Hanyut.
From L-R: Rick (1st AD), Sam (Production Designer), U-Wei (director)
photo by Jo Ghazali
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Sam Hobbs, the production designer starts the idea of Almayer's House with a sketch after he did his initial research. Later, he developed a more specific plan for the house.The next phase would be the constructions of the house and sets.
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Production Designer's impression of the village. This will be used as a point of reference to the actual design of the whole feel and mood of the village set
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Rehearsal by Locals
The locals have started rehearsing for the Hanyut shoot! Commitment is the essence of professionalism!
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Words on the Street
A lot of people out there are still oblivious to findingnina.com. Help them discover the world of findingnina.com by promoting this web site on your facebook, blogs, twitter etc.
There will be a lot of happenings to come in this website! Contest and what not, and you'll never know, you will end up sipping coffee on location with the main cast from Hollywood!
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Sharon going through the casting file for Hanyut. Most of the casting are done through findingnina.com, but a few send their photos, CV by snail mail as well.
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The script breakdown of Hanyut on Julia's (the producer) wall. A reminder of the task ahead.
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Site plan of the set, which will be constructed in Kuala Lipis Pahang. Construction will take place somewhere in February. We will set up a time lapse camera to document the constructions for the fans of findingnina.com
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More of Sam's notes on production design
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Sam Hobbs's (production designer) interpretation of the design philosophy of the Hanyut production
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Azam Raslan, editor for the EPK (electronic press kit) is busy at work. He is responsible for most of the videos uploaded here in findingnina.com
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HANYUT THE MOVIE Team, in charge of Marketing, Dean Sham is seen discussing with Lina Hasbullah, assistant producer on the Hanyut project.
With limited resources, the team has to be creative in order to realise the project. They take it as a challenge, as the reward of being a part of a team that will be producing an international standard film is definitely worth it.
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The Search of Jetty
Sam search for a perfect location to build the Jetty at Sungai Jelai. By the time the filmming is over, Sam will be an expert of the river, and the jungle of Kuala Lipis!
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The production team lead by Sam Hobbs, the production designer scout for a house for Almayer. They went all the way to Terengganu to seek inspiration for the design of the house. The problem with doing a period piece in Malaysia is getting the right information or documentation to assist the filmmaking.
Although it is not the intention of the filmmaker to make the film to be a history textbook, it is vital for the production to get the facts as right as possible. This is to move the story.
For history buff, they may find some things are not really well placed in terms of period or it may be geographically incorrect, and may accuse the film of not getting it right. Call it artistic license.
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Sam Hobbs, the production designer, went to Pulau Duyung in Terengganu to look at the boat making technique, so that he could design a realistic design for the steamboat that is going to be used in the filmming of Hanyut in April 2010.
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Ukur Sungai Bersama Sam Hobbs
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Loch Ness in Lipis
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Almayer's Best Friend
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Calling all aspiring film makers.
Submit Your Videos Now
We are seeking talented young filmmakers to help us make a documentary about U-Wei and his journey with Hanyut. If you think you are the filmmaker we are looking for - all you need to do is upload some recent audio visual work so we can view it. We will allow our fans to comment, and will put together a shortlist of potential young filmmakers to meet.
Looking forward to meeting upcoming creative talents & storytellers!
We will be asking a shortlist of actors to come in to our office and meet with our director over the next few weeks. We are sorry for the lack of communication about the next phase of our casting process recently. We have been very busy visiting the location and having pre-production meetings ...and its now going to get even busier! But of course the casting of our movie is incredibly important as well.
We really appreciate everyone's interest in our movie - and hope that a lot of the actors who uploaded their videos will join us on the set in either small roles or bigger roles... you never know!
So, do keep an eye on what we are doing, and stay tuned for the next round of our casting process.
Very best wishes, Findingnina.com Management Team!
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Director's pick of the week
Kuala Lumpur 11 December 2009
The 3 LUCKY winners are ...
MARINA TAN ACHU LIZZIE HUANG
Congratulations guys! You each WON 2 tickets to the Premier of the movie "Hanyut"!
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All participating talents will be invited to attend a comprehensive acting workshop at a mystery location which will be conducted in December 2009.
A working paper presentation by U-Wei Bin HajiSaari will be held at Universiti Sains Malaysia on Malay film making adaptations from western literature by William Faulkner Barn Burning & U-Wei's Kaki Bakar ( The Arsonist) foremost on U-Wei's upcoming project Hanyut, an adaptation from Joseph Conrad's Almayer's Folley.
U-Wei Trying To Work...
" I didn't do it"...
"I shall take notes"...
Recce Trip Sept 09
Photography by: Jo Ghazali
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Vote & Win
Since we are announcing some prizes & giveaways on Friday, 9 Oct 2009. We are pleased to announce that we will be giving away exciting prizes in relation to Hanyut to our Top 5 Most Active Fans.
Selection Criteria will be based on the overall activity of each fan's consistent interests on each videos, comments & of course the number of votes made.
Stay Tuned For the Announcements & Happy Video Viewing!
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Watchout for our latest events
Free Screening Sessions
Anything goes, anything shows
Thursday 10 Dec
21 Jalan Mesui, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
For more information & location map: www.palatepallete.com
Snap Shots from Kaki Bakar Screening at Cloth & Clef, Changkat Bukit Bintang KL, 26 Oct 2009
Tanah Licin & Cloth & Clef proudly presents an exlcusive screening session and up close with U-Wei in person.
The search for Nina`s love interest is now open for online audition submission for the role of Dain Maroola.
Dain is a prince, a Malay warrior. He is young, intelligent and attractive. This is the man whom Nina falls for in which she is willing to risk everything to be with her `knight & shining armour`.
If you fit these descriptions for the role of Dain Maroola, dont wait any longer, upload your casting video and show us THE DAIN MAROOLA we been looking for!
25-35 years old
Must be physically fit, pleasant with adventurous rough personality & of course attractive, knowledge in Silat would be an added advantage!
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Seeking Malay Beauties
We are on the lookout for a Malay Beauty addition for the role of Taminah who`s beauty is ignored caused by the existence of white skin who is an `exotic competitor`in the movie.
Taminah should be 100% Malay, long black hair, tanned skin between 17 - 25 years of age, female. If you think you fit the characteristics of Taminah, upload your video and specify your role of Taminah.
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18 August 2009
A recent Press Conference for the launch of www.findingnina.com the global casting call for U-Wei's upcoming feature film "Hanyut" based on the adaptation of Almayer's Folly by Joseph Conrad which was published in 1895. The press conference was held on 18 August 2009 at the Basil Leaf Restaurant , Ampang and was attended by 120 VIP,guests and representatives from Celcom's Senior Vice President, Marketing- En. Zalman Zainal, En. Kamil Othman from MOSTI and En. Mohammad Rosdi, representative for Kuala Lipis District office. The press conference was launched by the honorary guest the Ambassador of Poland, Mr. Eugeniusz Sawicki with overwhleming presence from local and international film actors, film makers & musicians: Al Manik and Pak Subowo(music composer from Indonesia), Khalid Salleh, Sabri Yunus, Ayob Ibrahim, Sofea Jane, Vanida Imran and especially members of the media, radio & tv stations.