Bront in director’s chair
After talking about doing it for quite awhile, award-winning actor Bront Palarae achieved his dream by making his film directorial debut on 3Rasa which will open in cinemas early next year.
“It’s a multi-cultural drama, it’s from my own production company Otto Films Sdn Bhd and I am co-directing it with two close friends,” said Bront, 32, who was born Nasrul Sulaimin Saifuddin in Alor Setar, Kedah.
“Being in the director’s seat is liberating and, unlike acting, it gives one a wider perspective. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience although the workload was taxing mentally and physically and I am now excitedly editing the scenes we shot.”
His co-directors are Sheikh Munasar Abdullah and Rozi Izma Abdul Karim. The film, whose English title is 3Senses, stars Mano Maniam, Radhi Khalid, Azad Jasmin, Nell Ng, Soffi Jikan, Along Ezendy, Sharifah Amani and Ruminah Sidek.
“3Rasa was also the first time I was involved as producer and I still have a lot to learn but I am eager to start directing-producing on another project soon,” said Bront who started acting in 2000 and for his role in 2009’s Belukar, won Best Actor at the 23rd Malaysian Film Festival 2010 and TV3’s Anugerah Skrin 2010.