Following the lives everyday people, coming together for one common love – Malaysia with six inter-related tales set during the frantic days leading up to the nation’s most important election ever. Each story that unfolds show what it means to be a true Malaysian – respect, hope, standing up for yourself, fighting for your rights, redemption, and building the future.
A student living in London races against time to deliver crucial postal votes; a businessman is imprisoned by the politics of fear; a reporter eager to report the truth; a policeman trapped between doing what’s right and doing what’s best for his family; a forbidden inter-racial love story between an aimless hawker in Singapore and a polling agent (PACA) in Malaysia. Come 4:58 pm on the 9th May 2018, all six characters will meet. And as a new dawn breaks, their lives will be the reflection and testament to the choices they have made.
Rise is a 100-minute feature film inspired by Malaysians from all walks of life and from around the world, coming together to vote for change for a new Malaysia. A monumental moment after 61 years of independence, created in time for a history- making breakthrough as this.
This is WebTVAsia’s first feature film original production and in collaboration with production outfits Prodigee Film and Filmmaker Studio. It brings together a trio of visionary, critically-acclaimed directors: Saw Teong Hin “Puteri Gunung Ledang”, Nik Amir Mustapha “Terbaik Dari Langit” and Prem Nath “Vere Vazhi Ille” to embark on a highly challenging production with the shortest turnaround time possible of only 3 months.
Added to the three directors is an all-star, multi-racial ensemble cast of Remy Ishak “Pulang, Nur Kasih”, Mira Filzah “Fastest Rising Star commanding over 3 mil followers online”, Sangeeta Krishnasamy “FFM 2017 Best Actress for Adiwiraku”, Jack Tan “Shanghai International Film Festival 2017 Asian New Talent - Best Actor for Shuttle”, Shashi Tharan “Veteran Tamil Star”, and Jenn Chia “Multi-Talented Digital Star”.
Rise is slated to be the Malaysia Day theatrical release that aims to celebrate ordinary Malaysians achieving the extraordinary through 6 individual stories crossing path on the fateful day of May 9th, after twists and turns, culminating with a grand finale.
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