We are KIX, a film company based in Kuala Lumpur, and Seeing Eye Films recently released their first short film experiment, titled “LALU”, a hyper-stylised Malaysian short thriller. The word “lalu” (in Malay) is used to refer to the passing of time or to pass through something.
Directed by Ion Michael Furjanic (of We are KIX fame), it tells the story of 3 friends’ trip into the jungle being interrupted by their SUV breaking down in the middle of the road. One of the guys then goes to fetch some water when he sees something suspicious far across a deserted lake.
The ending is a little predictable, although we must say that we half-expected a paranormal element somewhere due to the nature of the short. That having said, do keep an eye out for the cinematography, editing, sound mixing, and trippy visual effects because it’s out this world!
Shot entirely in Malaysia, the experimental film also features homegrown talents Iedil Putra, Deanna Ibrahim, Ismail Jamaludin, and Pekin Ibrahim. Watch the short below but be prepared for a couple of F-bombs:
We are KIX was also responsible for the Teleport Café event, which took place on 18th October 2014 at One Utama New Wing’s Oval Concourse, featuring a fully operational café built into a set of giant screens that projected cityscapes shot around the world. Read more about it here.