Malaysia does its comedies and lightweight dramas, and occasionally a stagnant art house indie, but gritty neo-noir is a rare bird from its film industry. That could change with even a modicum of success for first-time director Zahir Omar’s Fly By Night.
Fly By Night brings together several talents from Malaysia’s rising independent film scene. Now, there’s been a character poster reveal for the film, with Sunny Pang’s character, Tailo at the centre of it. You can check it out below.
Meet Tailo (starring @sunnypang1972 ), the Mastermind. Always calm and collected, a born leader. But he carries a burden of a dark family secret that makes him a cautious man. Stay tuned as we reveal other #FlyByNightmovie characters. COMING SOON. #supportmalaysianmovie pic.twitter.com/7dAbt3ZYqL
— Fly By Night The Movie (@movieflybynight) February 18, 2019
Produced by Perin Petrus and Leonard Tee, a long-time collaborator of Tsai Ming Liang, Fly By Night is co-scripted by Dain Said, Ivan Yeo and Frederick Bailey.
Low Keong, who regularly worked with the late Yasmin Ahmad, is also on board as cinematographer. Among the cast, Sunny Pang is known for his role in the Mo Brothers’ action thriller Headshot, while Jack Tan recently starred in award-winning arthouse drama Shuttle Life.
Fly By Night follows a group of taxi drivers and small-time extortionists, who are forced to escalate their criminal activities to pay off debts. Bront Palare also stars as a cop tracking their extortion racket.
Fly By Night will be released sometime in 2019. Stay tuned for more updates on the film.