Former Rhythm and Hues crew’s clip shortlisted for Digicon6 Asia Awards

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  • Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015

Loving the alien: Alien Pizza is a mix of live action and animation that is influenced by the movie Paul.

The local team that worked on the visuals of Hollywood movies like the Life of Pi, Snow White & The Huntsman, Django Unchained and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters has created a seven-minute clip called Alien Pizza and it’s one of the five movies in the running for the Malaysian component of the DigiCon6 Asia Awards.

Alien Pizza is a live action short film filmed in Kampung Baru with a cute animated alien character called Enul in the lead. “It’s a sci-fi buddy comedy. It was mainly influenced by the movies I grew up with and we tried to put some Hollywood vibe into it as well,” said Azim Hulaiman who helmed the project along with Harees Mahbob, Firdaus Hashim and Ridhwan Razak.

The short clip about the pizza-loving alien is influenced partly by the 2011 movie, Paul, about a wisecracking alien. The script was written by Azim and his brother Johan, who is an assistant editor with The Star

The film was funded by the Multimedia Development Centre (MDeC). The Malaysian leg of Digicon6 will be held at the Content Malaysia Pitching Centre tomorrow.

There were 55 entries this year, which were whittled down to 15 and then five. MdeC is the local organiser. MDeC’s creative multimedia director Hasnol Samsudin said, “It just so happens that Alien Pizza was funded by MDeC but it does not affect the shortlisting and judging process that also involves Media Prima.”

The finals will be held in Tokyo next month. DigiCon6 is an annual competition held to recognise talented creators throughout Asia.

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