AWARD-WINNING MALAYSIAN FILM “THE KID FROM THE BIG APPLE” IS BACK

The follow-up to the 2016 heart-warming hit “The Kid From The Big Apple” reunites Tommy Tan (Ti Lung) and Sarah Tan as everyone’s favourite grandfather-granddaughter duo. Jason Tan also reprises his role as Ah Bao while Debbie Goh takes over the role of Sarah’s mother, Sophia Lin, and Hong Kong’s Shaun Tam joins the cast. 

“The Kid From The Big Apple 2: Before We Forget” is set to be released nationwide on November 16, followed by other countries such as Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. The sequel picks up where the first film left off with Chun Gen moving into his new family house but this time around, the sentimental flow is taken a notch higher. 

It didn’t take the family long to realise that the most important thing in the world is family and, ultimately, love. As life takes an unexpected toll on all characters, audiences will be able to see a more matured and sentimental side to Sarah’s usual cheerful and vibrant personality. 

“The Kid From The Big Apple 2: Before We Forget,” directed by Jess Teong, highlights the importance of family ties, traditional values and carries a key message of cherishing each and every family member while we still have privilege to do so. 

This film also promises to be emotionally poignant and relatable to Malaysians from all walks of life. “The script of the movie was based on not only my personal experiences – it was also heavily influenced by day-to-day reflections and observations of Malaysian stories,” stated Jess Teong. 

Although the film has yet to be released, a novel with the same title has already been launched at BookFest Malaysia on June 26, 2017. Based on the film’s script, author Lee Hui Hui and Michelle Yoon wrote the Chinese and English editions, respectively. 

Jess Teong’s touching Malaysian film “The Kid From The Big Apple” cinched four awards at the 7th Macau International Movie Festival for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Newcomer and Best Writing while another two awards for Best Child Actor and Special Jury were nabbed at the 28th Malaysian Film Festival.  

The film, which tells the tale of 11-year-old Sarah from New York City who was forced to stay with her estranged grandfather in Malaysia, made over RM6 million in ticket sales. The film featured key themes such as loyalty to one’s family and importance of preserving culture in modern society. 

About Three Pictures Sdn. Bhd. 
Three Pictures Sdn. Bhd., initiated and founded by renowned producer/director, Stanley Law back in 2010, is a movie production company that engages the key value chain of filmmaking – spanning from development, production, distribution and marketing of commercial movies for main Asian territories; as its primary market and the rest of the world as its secondary market. With over 20 years of production experience, Stanley has produced over 300 hours of highly-popular TV programs both locally and internationally with many being award-winning international productions with Hong Kong, China, Singapore, and Indonesia. For more information, please visit https://www.threeproduction.net.



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