Top personalities come together for patriotic-themed video

PETALING JAYA - Malaysian personalities will be featured in a moving Malaysia Day-themed video which takes viewers down memory lane on the founding moments of the country.

They include Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh, Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, Nurul Izzah Anwar, Lim Kit Siang, Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah, Jo Kukathas and Sharifah Amani.

The four-minute clip entitled Hari Malaysia was shot by singer-songwriter and producer Pete Teo (pic). It will be released on YouTube and on Sept 16 in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the country's formation.

"I want Hari Malaysia to serve as a reminder to Malaysians about our commonality," Teo said.

"At the end of the day, we all share a similar thing, which is the same path and destiny."

Teo's filmography in­­cludes several other videos such as Here In My Home, 15Malaysia and Undilah.

The video took five months to make and displays CGI-enhanced archived film footage from the 1950s and 1960s.

"We went through a lot of old footage from the community that depicted the time during the establishment of Malaysia. It is really a project by and for the community," he said.

Teo added that the video would focus on a storyline surrounding a moment when Malaysia came to be.

There will be two versions of the video. The English version features a rendition of the song Slipstream, performed by Melina William, while the Malay video contains the song Kembara by Asmidar.

Both tracks were written by Teo and the Malay version features an orchestration by Japanese violinist Sayaka Katsuki.