Saturday, September 1, 2012

“Home for Hari Raya” Ohio University filming—13 US students coming to Malaysia

Frederick Lewis, professor of film/video at Ohio University, recently emailed and said that he has 13 students coming to Malaysia for the filming of “Home for Hari Raya”, from Lovers and Strangers Revisited.  He said, “All systems go.”  This was the final confirmation that I wanted to hear.  Ever since he first contacted me in December 2011 about his interest in filming one of my short stories,  I’ve been excited about the project.  It’s not every day that one of your short stories is going to be filmed, especially a story set in Malaysia.

As noted in an earlier blog, two stories from the collection, “Home for Hari Raya” and “Only in Malaysia” have also been taught at Ohio UniversityI was fortunate enough to hold a Skype session with Tun Razak Chair, Professor and a group of her students there back in April. 

*(update) Filming December 2012, during their term break.

**Update: Ohio University posted HHR on YouTube (It starts at 3:16, so scroll back to the beginning)

***Update, the 20th anniversary of Lovers and Strangers Revisited
***Here's the link to my website, to MPH online for orders for all three of my books, including my latest, Spirit of Malaysia and for Trois autres Malaisie.


sintaicharles said...

Happy for you.

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.