KAKAK – Short Film

  • RM340.00
    raised of RM18,000.00 goal goal
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Raised offline: RM50.00
Total: RM390.00
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What is KAKAK?

A 15-minute Malaysian Drama short film focusing on an Indonesian mother who struggles to reconnect with her daughter while she cares for her Malaysian Chinese employer's child.

It is a short film that explores the profound and nuanced relationship between a young girl and her Indonesian domestic worker, who is affectionately referred to as "Kakak" meaning "older sister" in the Malay and Indonesian languages. Directed by Cammy Koo, the film delves into themes of love, loss, identity, and the complex dynamics of familial relationships beyond biological ties. It draws on Cammy Koo's personal experiences and reflections on her own childhood, specifically her relationship with her family's domestic worker, to portray the deep emotional bonds that can form between individuals from different backgrounds.


What does KAKAK aim to achieve?

To deliver a powerful, emotionally resonant Malaysian story that addresses the complexities of human relationships and societal roles. The film aspires to do so by providing an honest and engaging narrative that can captivate both Malaysian and international audiences.

Through the lens of the director Cammy Koo’s personal experiences, KAKAK aims to shed light on the intricate lives of domestic workers, a topic that is often shrouded in invisibility. The film seeks to spark important conversations about identity, empathy, and the unseen sacrifices made by those who care for others' families. By illuminating these stories, KAKAK hopes to encourage viewers to reflect on their own perspectives and prejudices, potentially leading to a broader understanding and appreciation of the domestic workers' experiences. In essence, KAKAK is more than just a film; it is a medium for change, a conversation starter, and a beacon of hope. It seeks to entertain, enlighten, and inspire courage in addressing complex issues, using storytelling as a powerful tool to bring about a more empathetic and unified society.


How can I help?

You can support KAKAK by contributing any amount, and by sharing the film with others who might want to contribute as well. Any amount, small or large, is truly appreciated as it brings us one step closer to making KAKAK a reality.

GoGetFunding is a crowdfunding platform, where you can contribute directly to fund KAKAK so that it can be made. We target to raise RM18,000 which will be used entirely for production and to pay fair, working wages for the cast.


What Will I Get In Return For Contributing?

By contributing to KAKAK, you are ensuring that this compelling Malaysian tale is brought to life and shared globally through film festivals, with the aspiration of future distribution on various online platforms.

While there are no financial returns for your contribution, you become an integral part of a meaningful project—a story from Malaysia that demands to be told. Additionally, there are non-financial rewards available, aligned with the various contribution rewards we have established.


About KAKAK

Synopsis

Ika is an Indonesian mother and domestic worker for a Malaysian family. Despite her tiring work hours, she wants nothing more than to stay connected with her faraway daughter. At the same time, Ika has to care for her employer’s young child, who becomes a constant reminder of her own. One day, the employer’s child gets a hold of Ika’s mobile phone and ends up on a video call with her daughter. Although the conversation is short and innocent, Ika’s daughter becomes despondent and stops responding to her calls altogether. The situation worsens for Ika when she has to deal with the troubles and childishness of her employer’s child. Desperate to hold her family and the one she works for together, Ika tirelessly attempts to reconnect with her daughter while juggling household chores and caring for another child.


Genre

It is a drama that unfolds in a blend of Indonesian, Malay, English, and Cantonese, reflecting the rich linguistic tapestry of its Malaysian setting. The film is crafted to be approximately 15 minutes in length, which is consistent with the typical duration of short films showcased in prestigious international film festivals.


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Rewards

Movie End Credit

Your name will be included in the film's end credits under the "Special Thanks" section.

Private Preview Screening (Physically in Malaysia)

Private Preview Screening of the finished film in a cinema hall in Malaysia.

Executive Producer Credit

You will be recognized as an Executive Producer of the film and be credited in the film's end credits as an Executive Producer.

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Donors

  • Intan & husband
  • Donated on Mar 30, 2024
  • almost there.....

RM20.00
  • Gabriel & Olive
  • Donated on Mar 21, 2024
  • Jiayou bro 👊🏻

RM300.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 15, 2024
  • Goodluck!

RM20.00

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3 donors
  • Intan & husband
  • Donated on Mar 30, 2024
  • almost there.....

RM20.00
  • Gabriel & Olive
  • Donated on Mar 21, 2024
  • Jiayou bro 👊🏻

RM300.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 15, 2024
  • Goodluck!

RM20.00

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RM340.00
raised of RM18,000.00 goal
1% Funded
3 Donors
Time left
36 19 50
Raised offline: RM50.00
Total: RM390.00

You only have the opportunity to donate to this campaign before Friday May 31, 11:59 pm UTC

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