Three Malaysian directors; James Lee, Gavin Yap and Shamaine Othman has team up to produce the first-ever full-length local zombie feature film titled, KL24: ZOMBIES that will be backed by Webe; a one-of-a-kind crowd backing platform that is designed to enable Malaysians to connect, collaborate and co-create.
The renowned short film directors will each shoot the film in their own point of view; portraying different stories with different characters representing various local communities by using zombie outbreak as the story's main theme, since it is rarely told from an Asian perspective – especially in Southeast Asia.
"My goal is to create a story that will change the way people think about our country. I often wonder how Malaysians would work together and support each other in overcoming and dealing with a zombie outbreak in Kuala Lumpur, in a truly Malaysian way. Would we overcome our differences? I believe zombie movies are a good genre to examine contemporary dynamics in a society and nation," said James Lee on his inspiration behind the idea for the film.
"I wanted to do a sort of potboiler story where you can take a look at family dynamics and see what is funny about the whole generation gap issues between Malaysians. With our society that is comprised of different customs, religious beliefs and backgrounds, the film could certainly make for a very insightful, funny and intriguing experience," added Gavin Yap.
KL24: ZOMBIES will not only be the first ever full-length indie zombie film produced locally, but it will be the first Malaysian feature film to be released for free viewing online. It will also be available on YouTube with subtitles for global audiences.
The film, which is currently in development stage, is targeted to end productions in July 2016. Although the project is fully-funded by Webe, it requires the public’s support within 30 days to unlock it. Crowd backing is free and it can be done via the Webe community mobile app.
James Lee, one of the directors for KL24: ZOMBIES