Malaysian-born Director and Writer, Jess Teong recently bagged the award for Best Writing at the 7th Macau International Movie Festival (Golden Lotus Awards). The winning movie title, aptly named The Kid From Big Apple tells the heart warming story of a preteen born and bred in New York being sent to live in Malaysia.
The movie, which was filmed entirely in Malaysia premieres in Malaysian cinemas on March 10, 2016 and has recently bagged four awards at the 7th Macau International Movie Festival (Golden Lotus Awards) for best actor, best supporting actress, as well as best writing and best newcomers.
The movie is also the official finalist of the 2013 New York Screenplay Contest and the 2014 Hollywood Screenplay Contest.
Speaking on her experience as a Director and Writer, Jess Teong reiterated; “I write stories from the heart that people can relate to. I am blessed to have a great team and I am proud to say that they are the key to my success. This film, The Kid From Big Apple was made possible by the Malaysian Team”.
Jess shares her drive and passion in making it in the film industry. Jess said; “Do what you love. Do what makes you happy. Most importantly, sharing is happiness. Have a positive attitude and believe in what you are doing”.
Jess Teong is the Managing Director and Producer at Three Production Sdn Bhd as well as the Vice President of Chinese Film Association of Malaysia (CFAM).
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