Amir Muhammad

Amir Muhammad is an independent writer and filmmaker based in Kuala Lumpur. He has a law degree but does not use it. In 2000 he wrote and directed Malaysia's first DV feature, Lips to Lips, which travelled to over a dozen festivals around the world and which will be finally released on VCD in Malaysia this year. In 2002 he made six short videos (shown collectively as 6horts); two of these shorts have won awards at the Singapore International Film Festival. "The Big Durian" is his second feature. He will spend the second half of 2003 shooting his third, as-yet-untitled feature in Japan under a grant from The Nippon Foundation. He has been writing for the Malaysian print media since the age of 14, and now contributes to The Edge and

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