Thursday, March 3, 2016

The Kid From The Big Apple, a Malaysian Film That Snagged 4 International Awards

It is always great to hear that our Malaysian Film bagging international awards. It will always made me proud of my own country. The Kid from the Big Apple had snagged 4 awards at Macau Int. Movie Festival. The awards went to Jess Teong for scoring Best Writing, Malaysian Child Actress, Sarah Tan was named Best Newcomer while the other two went to Hong Kong nationals, Ti Lung received the Best Actor and Jessica Hester Hsuan received the Best Supporting Actress awards. Congrats to all of them and Congrats to all Malaysians. Yeah...

Mommy Jane and the Eldest Angel, CM were invited for the Gala Premier at Pavilion to watch the Malaysian Actors and Actress singing performance and official signing ceremony. There is a meet and greet session with the all of them which include Hong Kong famous actor, Ti Lung and actress, Jessica Hester.

The film got some serious recognition at the Macau Film Festival, defeating other tough competition at the festival which include Wilson Yip's Ip Man 3 and Dante Lam's To The Fore. It also gained its recognition in the Hollywood movie scene where it is an official finalist in the 2014 Hollywood screenplay contest and an official finalist in the 2013 New York screenplay contest. Wow...
4 Awards Winners at The Kid from the Big Apple. Congrats to all of them
The Kid from the Big Apple is a story of a 12-year old girl named Sarah who was born and raised in New York City. As Sarah's mother has to relocate to China for a few months on a work assignment, she has no choice but to turn to her estranged father back in Malaysia for help in looking after her daughter for these few months. To a contemporary youngster like Sarah, raised in the Big Apple since birth, Malaysia seems like all her worst nightmares come true.
Jess, Director of the movie taught Tan Qin Lin who act as Sarah on how to gave the best action for the movie
Sarah feels isolated and lonely at the beginning of this chapter in this strange and new place. Living in one of the group apartments with her grandfather, Sarah hides her insecurities underneath and treats her new neighbours as though they are truly beneath her.


Influence by a group of friendly neighbours around her age and in a period of time living under the same roof with her grandfather, it slowly opens Sarah's hearth to the strangers she finds around her. From there, Sarah comes to learn and understand the reasons why her mother and grandfather care so much about their cultural traditions.



The movie reflex the current growing global phenomenon where the Elders see the younger generations as eyesore because of their "westernised" (wild or care free) behaviour and poor moral's. Whilst the youngsters on the other hand, have no time for their elders. It is the intention of the Director to tell this tale in a witty, comical and sadness manner and by doing so, she hope that this true life story will touch the audiences' heart. 


A production of Three Production Sdn Bhd, this movie is supported also by main sponsor Mah Sing Group, honorary sponsors FINAS, Malaysia Airlines Berhad, DoubleTree KL and McDonalds Malaysia. Mah SIng foundation had collaborated with the film in order to raise funds for notable causes which include financial assistance and relief schemes for the poor. To be part of the raising, any photos taken from the movie with hashtag "#MahSingBigApple", Mah Sing will donate RM8 for every post at the instagram. So, do your part now to help those in need.

An Apple a Day, Keeps the Doctor Away
The Kid from the Big Apple is a much anticipated movie for the year in the Malaysian scene and it is set to be release on 10 March 2016. Eventhough the language used are English and Mandarin but there are subtitles in our 3 main languages i.e. Malay, English and Mandarin. Means that all Malaysians no matter what ethnics you are, this movie is suitable for you and your family and friends. The running time is 120 minutes. Meanwhile, enjoy the trailer to the film directed by Jess Teong.



Remember to tune in to official radio stations MY FM and Melody FM for more movie updates, exclusive interviews and giveaways of "The Kid From The Big Apple". Catch the making of the movie on Astro AEC CH301 and CH306 on 5th March at 6 p.m.. This movie is distributed by GSC Movies.
"Grandfather and Grandmother are like Stars, not always seen but always there" a meaningful caption at the movie that reminds us the importance to be with family
Malaysia born singer, Bell performed the movie theme song along with the young casts
that received huge applause by the crowd
After watching the movie, my personal opinion is, the movie was full of ups and downs and suspense. You will filled with laughter, sadness and wondering what might had happen to Sarah's mother. The movie ended with happiness and reminds all of us the value of being together with our family. I'll definitely bring my Little Angels to watch this movie so that they'll know their traditional cultures well and the importance of family and friends.
Mommy Jane at the Gala Premier event at GSC Pavilion


18 comments:

  1. Although many people say award winning movie is a bore movie but I love to watch it very much. Plan to watch it and share with my readers after that. :)

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    1. Kakalina, great to hear that. I'm sure your readers will love it too.

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  2. I tell you this movie is certainly not boring... not at all... Kakalina. hehehe it is an amazing story

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    1. Miera, agreed with you. It is indeed an interesting movie for adults and children.

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  3. Thanks for including the trailer in your post. It makes me want to catch this movie all the more.

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    1. Emily, you're most welcome. I'm sure you'll love the movie too.

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  4. Wow! Recently got lots if nice movies to watch from cinema :) this will be in my list to watch next soon :) cheers, SiennyLovesDrawing

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    1. Sienny, agreed with you especially during CNY. Stay tune on their release on this Thursday ya.

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  5. very good movie story....all actor is really good...

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    1. Cindy, actress good too especially Sarah and Jessica.

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  6. after so many reviews...i bought my tickets. not watched a chinese movie at the cinema for so long!

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    1. Missy, great to hear that. Hope you enjoy the movie too.

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  7. I like this simple and heartwarming movie too, another great Malaysian production :)

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    1. Ivy, agreed with you. Really very proud of my own country now.

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  8. Must watch this movie a few times and I am sure I will cry each time I watch. Love Sarah so much.

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    1. Kelly, Sarah really talented. A great Malaysian actress. Hope she will go further.

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  9. It's a beautiful place, having such an open and joyous feeling to it. It's totally amazing! This is definitely a wonderful place to spend time. It's plenty fun to sit at venues in San Francisco and enjoy food and drinks with amazing conversations.

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