6 Jul – Most Malaysians will have heard of Metrowealth International Group (MIG) and its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), David Teo, who excels in churning out tons of locally made Malay movies, but now MIG will also be credited with the production of locally made Chinese movies as well, with the establishment of a sister company known as Cao Min Pictures Sdn. Bhd.
Founded by director Lai Kim Koon and producer Sylvia Lim in 2011, Cao Min Pictures aims to present audiences with small-budgeted, "down to earth" movies that focus on Malaysians and its communal and social issues perforated by the country's unique culture.
Fans may not have been able to watch the production company-produced "Too Much CO2" last year, as it was an independent film about a promising but stressed out young man who works as the secretary of a politician, who tries to find peace in his life, but was not shown in local cinemas.
However, this year will be different as Cao Min Pictures will take their first steps in the local movie industry by shooting their very first Chinese film called "Glorifying Love" this month. The film is directed by Lai and stars a group of MIG newcomers, including actor-singer Lawrence Wong, who was previously based in Singapore, Emily and Tommy, who was last seen in the Singaporean horror, "23:59".
"Glorifying Love" is scheduled to be released in cinemas at the end of 2012.