Where is actually Pusan? I have been hearing (reading actually) the news about Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (“P1”) and ruumzNation Sdn Bhd (“ruumz’) sponsoring the 15Malaysia short films' directors with their casts and crews to attend the 14th Pusan International Film Festival in Korea from 8th Oct till 12th Oct 2009, I was intrigued. So, I googled it. It is actually in South Korea and is more known as Busan but pronounced as Pusan by Koreans. It is a port city and is quite beautiful.
The Malaysians who were sent by P1 actually was vying for some trophies and they were also there to showcase Malaysian films. During the time they were there, this itinerary was the basis for their presence :
Day 1- Trip to Pusan
- Red Carpet
Josh Harnett and Lee Byung Hun were there
Day 2- 15Malaysia screening
- 15Malaysia Party where white balloon was released to commemorate Yasmin Ahmad
Day 3- Screening of Talentime by Yasmin Ahmad
Day 4- Screening of At The End Of Daybreak by Ho Yuhang
- Screening of My Daughter by Charlotte Lim
Pete Teo has all the reason to smirk like that
Isn't all this great? I mean, you get to mingle and promote Malaysia through film. Go to http://www.ruumz.com/
15Malaysia if you want to see more photos. Rummz now seems to be growing day by day.
When I did my take on the 15Malaysia project, even my blogger friends from other country 'gets' the shorts. These films transends boundaries. If you want to catch them yet again, the links to my blogs are here, here, here, here and here. You will laugh, you will cry, you will sing, you will smirk, get angry, understand some and scratch your head to some other. Enjoy!