Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Here in my HOME. Malaysian Artistes for Unity
Story behind with this project. Here in my HOME!
pete was juggling tomatoes.
bored. so he telephoned a few friends. “how about getting together to make an anti-racism national unity song and music video?” all said yes without hesitation. not because pete threatened them with a sharp and rusty knife. but only because they love malaysia.
The people involved in this project!
afdlin shauki . awie . ning baizura . atilia . jaclyn victor . reshmonu . pete teo . jason lo . klg sqwad . altimet . suki . daniel lee . nikki palikat . melina william
tony fernandes . maya karin . harith iskander . singletrackmind . stephen chua . izzy mohamed . shebby singh . nell ng . mak wai hoo . mak wai hoo . badri ibrahim . chan fong . mark teh . kamal sabran . sharifah amani . ng choo seong . pang khee teik . jerome kugan . january low . amber chia . nick lee . liang you cheng . muid latif . chong ji ann . ida nerina . muhamad safwan . anissa abd aziz . fadly sabran . danny one . nurhanim khairudin . joe loy . ho yuhang . yasmin ahmad . all the singers & project volunteers
pete teo [project producer + song co-producer + song composer] . albert law [assistant producer] . greg henderson [song co-producer + sound engineering] . nick lee [mixing & mastering] . justin lim + jamie wilson [sessionists] . yasmin ahmad [video co-director] . ho yuhang [video co-director] . michelle lo [making of director] . pete abdullah [director of photography] . effendi harjoh [video production] mirage post + chilli pepper films [post production] . pitt fierdaus [assistant director] . kazman kassim + raja affandi [video editors] akashdeep singh [making of editor] . farid yusof + fara ghaaz + nina [technical producers] . krubanatham +. joe kumar + syukor hashim + azam mohd yusoff [camera] . megat anuar + suri [lighting] . yazid + zamzul [grip] . josephine yam + vivian lee + suning c [styling] . edwin goh + emily tan + dora chua + melissa tan + fry hew + kelvin yoon + raymond lee + frederick tan + felix tan + chong chin siong + vincent lee + william ong + evangeline wong + jenny heng + lim vi vian + alvin law [project volunteers] . kuala lumpur performing arts centre[location sponsors] . alliance cosmetics + alexis [catering sponsors] . becky anderson + redbag music [web design & services] . joan lau + millennium associates [publicity]
[editor: "replace photo of fruits with stars."] [geek:"no difference."]
malaysian artistes for unity
the contingent swelled to 52 people a few days later. it included filmmakers, dancers, singers, producers, musicians, actors, entrepreneurs, designers, footballers, activists, celebrities, students and a florist. nobody would be paid. yet they were enthused. not because they were high on speed. only because they love Malaysia.
they gathered to record the song. it had a catchy chorus and was able to induce a mass sing-along. everyone was happy when it was done. they named it ‘here in my home’. then more people joined. the party now included more than 120 people. but the budget remained exactly zero. it seems even the spreadsheet loves malaysia.
everyone turned up for the video shoot. much fun was had and friendships made. video editors went to work after the shoot was done. both the recording and the video would be given away for free. a gift to the nation. from those who love malaysia to those who feel the same.
did you ask what this is all about?
it’s about love.
[editor: 'text too cheesy. please revise.'] [geek: 'no.']
malaysian artistes for unity