UUM ONLINE: Kuala Lumpur, 15 February – To honour one of Malaysia's iconic world champion, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), in collaboration with ThreeSixty Management and UniTalent Sdn. Bhd. will produce a biographical film (biopic) on ‘Pocket Rocketman’, Azizulhasni Awang.
Depicting sports as the central element, this film will highlight several themes including enthusiasm, patriotism, friendship, romance and solidarity based on the true story and life experience of the nation's track cycling champion, Azizulhasni from childhood until he became the world champion.
UUM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak explained that, UUM will be involved in terms of research, script writing and advising the production of the biopic film.
"The research element is the element that will be emphasised in the production of this film where researchers from UUM will also be involved in the development of the content."
"The film will be directed by Raja Mukhriz Raja Ahmad Kamaruddin, a young director who has won various awards and the cost of production of this film is approximately MYR6 million and it is fully funded by the private sector and Azizulhasni sponsors."
"The profits gained by UniTalent Sdn. Bhd. will be mutually distributed if the film is successful," said Prof. Dato' Seri during the press conference which was also attended by the Director, Raja Mukhriz Raja Ahmad Kamaruddin and Azizulhasni at UUMKL yesterday. The film is slated to be released by mid-2019.
Translated by Nur Ida Faradilla binti Aziz
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