The Assistant has been Internationally Shortlisted

The Prime Minister of Malaysia and Minister of MCMC joins Director Adrian Teh at The Assistant special screening

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In celebration of The Assistant being shortlisted in Udine Far East Film Festival in Italy and Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) in Switzerland, Act2 Productions held a special screening at GSC Aurum Theater with attendance from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri bin Yaakob and Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (MCMC) Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Annuar bin Musa.

Written, directed, and produced by industry wunderkind, Adrian Teh (PASKAL: The Movie), ‘The Assistant’ will be the first local action blockbuster to hit the cinemas since the theatrical industry reopened. The film has also made history with two International Film Fest Recognition.

“We value the role local films play in enriching the tapestry of our local film industry and starting new opportunities post pandemic. ‘The Assistant’ is a great example that exemplifies how a good local film should be made and with two International Film Fest recognition from Udine Far East Film Festival in Italy and Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) in Switzerland, we hope that Malaysia’s local film industry continues to grow internationally” said Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Annuar bin Musa, Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia.

“The Assistant” symbolises Malaysia’s international fame, on which director Adrian Teh stated “I am honoured to be recognised by both Udine Far East Film Festival and Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival. This film has challenged me to try out new camera and stunt tricks as well as the challenge of shooting the film during the pandemic with shoot date starting in March 2021. We are looking forward to the premiere of “The Assistant”, We hope that the moviegoers across Malaysia will enjoy our film.”

The Assistant is the fifth collaboration between Adrian Teh and Hairul Azreen who also collaborated on PASKAL: The Movie (2018), WIRA (2019), Pasal Kau (2020) and Ada Hantu (2021).

The Assistant will be showing in cinemas from 19th May 2022, exclusively in cinemas near you.