PETALING JAYA: His directorial debut Cuci collected RM1mil in five days – but director-producer Hans Isaac is far from happy.
“I feel Cuci could have done much better,” said the 36-year-old actor.
Hans Isaac: 'It’s very encouraging to see locals queuing up to watch a Malaysian movie'
“After spending quite a bit, it’s natural that we hope to do much better. But I am proud that the film appeals to Malaysians of all ages.
“It’s very encouraging to see locals queuing up to watch a Malaysian movie. It really feels good,” said Isaac.
He is also thankful that Cuci did extremely well though the film was released simultaneously with Sylvester Stallone’s Rambo 4.
“It proves that Malaysians can appreciate local films as long as the subject is interesting and the storyline is entertaining,” said Isaac, who has 15 years of experience in the film industry.
The ambitious man is also overjoyed that the pirates have not touched Cuci.
“I am so happy with this,” said Isaac, who was inspired to direct Cuci based on his observation of building cleaners.
Cuci is about four orphans – Khai (Isaac), Fairil (Afdlin Shauki), C’Tan (AC Mizal) and Jojo (Awie) – who enter the cleaning business and take part in a “window-washing Olympics” for the lucrative prize of a contract to clean KLCC.
The film was jointly produced by Tall Order Productions Sdn Bhd and Datuk Tony Fernandes’ Tune Entertainment Group Sdn Bhd.
Isaac will be off to Thailand at the end of this month to act in a movie titled Sanctuary, after which, he will be acting in the Malaysia-Philippine joint-venture alongside Jericho Rosales.
He will also be directing his second movie, Minah, soon.