Let me be the first to have this out there…
Over a year ago, I had the pleasure of meeting three young filmmakers who came fully prepared to document illegal Filipino migrants in Sabah. Travelling constantly from Kota Kinabalu to Lahad Datu, the three used every opportunity they had to find a way to tell a story on Sabah never before brought to the silver screen. They came fully prepared to undertake this difficult and rather sensitive issue, despite having to fund themselves, battle resistance from members of the public and encounter several episodes with the law.
What is most interesting about this project is that they had no predictions that the Sulu incursion that took place in March this year would be such an impact on their film, and despite the danger that entailed, followed their subjects throughout the crisis, a risk they were all willing to take.
Since returning to the states, where film is edited, the trio have kept rather quite, and I must admit that I wondered oftentimes if their film was ever going to happen.
That is until now.
Today I am proud to introduce all of you to the first glimpse of their work through their website and Kickstarter Campaign. The three are still trying to raise a little more funds and I hope those of you who want to see a professional feature film on Sabah and the most recent state of affairs, please fund them through these links. You could very well be part of a very big thing for Sabah and its people.