‘Crayon’ first Malaysian film to be released in Los Angeles

‘Crayon’ a movie produced by a local film maker will become the first ever Malaysian-made movie to be released in Los Angeles, California, United States on Nov 4.

The director and producer of the movie, Dean A. Burhanuddin said, the movie was his own creation and produced under the Zioss Film Production.

“This is the first time I produced a movie. Before this I had worked as a script writer for an American studio. I am so happy and proud to release the uniqueness of the movie ‘Crayon’ compared with other movies,” he told reporters after the movie’s premier here today.

He said, the movie was produced in several languages and it showed the reality of Malaysian daily routine.

“To me what is important is to see that the viewers are enjoying it,” he said.

Dean said the genre of the movie is more to drama, family and adventure.

“It is a simple film of hope and truth governed by the dramatization of everyday life, feeling.. funny or sad and has its ups and downs just like in real life, it is not a commercial movie to make money,” he said.

He said, the movie was about two friends finding out the true meaning of friendship and unity when they become volunteers at an orphanage.

“The location of the movie centres around Kuala Lumpur, Melaka and Singapore,” he said.

Dean said, about 20 per cent of the proceeds from ticket sales would be donated to orphanages in Malaysia, namely Rumah Ozanam Petaling Jaya, Rumah Kasih Harmoni Sungai Buloh and Nur Hikmah, Selayang.

The movie ‘Crayon’ will be released in local cinemas (GSC, TGV, Cathay and Star) on Nov 11 while further details are available at www.crayonthemovie.com website.

– Bernama