Malaysian award-winning production company, renowned for The Kid From The Big Apple, Three Pictures Sdn. Bhd., hosted an exclusive screening and press conference on November 10 for its film sequel especially for media and selected guests. The screening took place at Golden Screen Cinemas, Mid Valley Megamall while the press conference was held at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
The Kid From The Big Apple 2: Before We Forget reunites veteran star, Tommy Tam (Ti Lung), and Sarah Tan as the iconic grandfather-granddaughter duo. Jason Tan also returns to the silver screen as the adorable Ah Bao while Malaysian well-known actress Debbie Goh and Hong Kong’s Shaun Tam join the cast.
The sequel, set to be released nationwide on November 16, followed by other countries such as Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan, resumes where the first film left off with Chun Gen (Ti Lung) moving into his new family house. However, this time around, the film plunges deeper into the sentimental elements by touching on real-life issues that resonate with people from all walks of life.
Written and directed by Jess Teong, the film highlights the importance of family ties, traditional values and carries a key message of cherishing each and every family member while we still have the privilege to do so.
The director reiterated, “On a day to day basis, face-to-face communication has been drastically reducing. Our film aims to remind our audiences on the importance of family as well as to encourage them to be expressive with their love before it’s too late.”
“The issues portrayed in the sequel are relatable to many people in Malaysia, as well as all over the world – but these issues haven’t really been looked at seriously. Through this film, we hope to educate and inspire audiences on ways to deal with problems such as dementia while it is still in its preliminary stage,” expressed Jess Teong.
The event turned out to be a success with many audiences left visibly moved by the film. Casts of the film were also present at the event such as Tommy Tam (Ti Lung), Sarah Tan, Jason Tan, Debbie Goh, Shaun Tam as well as the director herself.
The Kid From The Big Apple 2: Before We Forget is proudly supported by Golden Destinations as the honorary sponsor; BC Bullion and Digital Mall as main sponsors; while Colourland Paint, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Leagoo, and Pensonic stand as exclusive sponsors along with Weconnect as the exclusive partner. Other sponsors include Red Berry, BLIV, Delica, Focus Point, KK Mart, SBS Prints, LOVE 18 and WePrint.