July 19, 2018

Malaysian Filmmaker to Represent Asia in Sony’s Global Picture This Festival for the Planet in Los Angeles

Mark Lee Short Film, Mr. Garbage Representing Asia in Sony’s Global Picture This Festival for the Planet in Los Angeles

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Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPTN), in partnership with the United Nations Foundation on the 16 July 2018. The Malaysian filmmaker Mark Lee, and Singaporean filmmaker Wally Tham are the Asia finalists of the Picture This Festival for the Planet (www.sonypicturethis.com), a worldwide short-film competition for filmmakers to showcase the positive future they see for our planet.

Mr.Garbage film by Mark Lee ( Malaysia )

Introducing Mark Lee’s short film, Mr. Garbage, tells the story of Chua Hock Boon, an electrician and Loh Keat Geok, an environmentalist, who work tirelessly to recycle the mountain loads of garbage that have accumulated for generations in their hometown, Ketam Island, a small fishing village located off the coast of Port Klang, Selangor.

Mark Lee and Wally Tham are two of eight regional finalists from around the world who will receive a Sony RX0 camera and a trip for two to Los Angeles, where they will attend the Picture This Festival For the Planet at the Sony Pictures Studios lot on July 31. On this day, the regional finalists will meet with Sony Pictures executives from the television and the motion picture group, followed by an evening event exploring how stories can promote a better world through the lens of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). 

All regional finalists’ films will be screened and a winner will be announced at the event. Don't forget to visit www.sonypicturethis.com to watch all eight regional finalists’ videos.