BMW Group Malaysia has unveiled its latest BMW funded production, “Sid & Barry” by Quek Shio Chuan. The multitalented film maker first gained recognition with his short film, “Guang”, which was the winner of the BMW Shorties 2011 short film competition and which has gone on to win numerous awards at other international film festivals.
“Sid & Barry” was premiered at a star-studded event and it signifies yet another milestone in the BMW Shorties initiative:
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At the premiere, Quek said, “My journey as a film maker has grown from one high point to another since winning the BMW Shorties in 2011. It has been a deeply fulfilling journey and experience for me which has reached yet another milestone with this premiere. I hope it does not end soon. Winning the BMW Shorties has been like a dream come through and I am not ready to wake up!”
Described by Quek as an experimental film totally unlike his multiple award winning BMW Shorties 2011 winner “Guang”, “Sid & Barry” was an effort to push the production boundaries of a Malaysian-made short film, as well as his own personal abilities as a film maker.
With “Sid & Barry”, Quek hopes to once again to demonstrate to the film making community that Malaysian film makers are as talented as any in the world.
The BMW Shorties remains to be Malaysia’s longest running and most prestigious short film competition. The sixth edition of the BMW Shorties is currently underway and budding film makers have until the 26th of October 2012 to submit their short films.