My name is MJ Samaroon, a striving independent filmmaker from Malaysia. I'm passionate about telling stories. I am here on behalf of our team from J. Films.
We are currently making an advocacy short documentary that features the trials and tribulations of a mural artist fighting for his art in Johor, Malaysia. This short documentary project is entitled "Story Behind the Wall" .
"Story Behind the Wall" is the title of the biopic documentary which tells the audience about the story of NABIL (@nabilink), a young artist based in Johor Bahru whose greatest desire is to become an endless mural artist. However, it is a formidable task: how will he do it? This story will inspire many Malaysian youths, particularly those believe it’s not possible to make a living through the arts. Nabil proves that it is possible.
We need to raise 2500USD in order to bring this film to life (including production crew fee, traveling and lodging, production cost, lights and camera requirement, post-production etc.). This project of mine is non-profit, and those who contribute will have the opportunity to be a part of the production of this film. Once completed, I plan to submit this film to festivals, both local and international, as well as publicly screening it at different schools, to raise awareness about youth, the arts, and policy issues in Malaysia.
We include some teaser posters, for you to have a visual idea of how it would look like.
Courtesy of Nabil
Why should you donate?
Firstly, every donation counts and we are extremely grateful for your kind gesture. If you donate to this project, you are helping not only our team, but also a community. Seeing it from the bigger picture, you are the reason this film even gets made. You will help us release a film that puts positivity on the artist/painter community. In a way, you will be part of our own community. It's sweet.
The end part where we say THANK YOU.
This is a film I know how to make. It is a film that I feel passionately about and that if done correctly can be an extraordinary piece of art form. Quite literally, the more money we are ble to raise, the better the film will be. And if you are the type of person that is proud to have your name associated with artistic pursuits, or someone who supports film making as an art, or if you just like us as people, we thank you for supporting our film. It is our life's work to make cinema that breaks conventions and challenges the expectations of the ordinary.
Yes, there is a "reward" we have. If you donate below 100USD, we will put you name in a "special thanks" section at the end of our film! If you'd like us to use a different name or have any other concerns, email us at [email protected]
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Thank you for helping to make this film possible. You are the new patrons of the filmic arts. An honored place to exist. We hope you can help us bring this story come to life into the society. Thank you and God bless!
Don't have a Paypal Account, You can also send donations to;
Mohd Jefri Samaroon
Maybank Savings Account Number: 154017386169