#happykch is finally out!

By Danielle Sendou Ringgit
@danitbpseeds

 

It’s finally out!

 

After two months of filming, the highly anticipated video preview of #happykch by the Filmmakers Company was finally launched on May 23rd at Plaza Merdeka on a large screen before a large crowd of excited Kuchingites.

 

 

Filmed solely in the streets of Kuching in 110 different places, #happykch saw 175 people dancing and singing along to Pharell’s ‘Happy’.

 

One of the volunteers featured in the #happykch video was Emily Yii, 25, who took part dancing for the video at Methodist Church Kuching. She thinks that the video is a way of connecting people as well as appreciating Kuching and the whole filming industry in Kuching.

 

Emily Yii

Emily Yii

 

“Most people think Kuching is dull, but I joined the making of the video to show them otherwise,” she said.

 

She also added that the video really connects everyone by contributing their time and effort to bring Kuchingites together.

 

“It’s really exciting being here tonight and I am excited about the video.” she said.

 

Also featured on the infectiously cheerful video is 19-year-old Ariel Lo, a Mass Communication student from Segi College who is also one of the crew members of Vanity Crew Street Shock.

 

Ariel Lo, 19, member of Street Shock Dance Studio.

Ariel Lo, 19, member of Street Shock Dance Studio.

 

According to Ariel, she has been dancing since she was six years old but only joined Street Shock Dance Studio two years ago. For her, joining the video was her way of contributing her love of dancing and it was able to bring dancers together.

 

“Seeing the video makes you feel somewhat accomplished and now that I have seen the video, and you also happen to have a share in the video,” she said when asked what she felt upon seeing the video.

 

She feels that Kuching has more to show to the world and what we can do.

 

Aside from Ariel, her crew member Cherry Chong, 20, an Early Child Education student also from Segi College, said that she has been actively dancing since she was 15 years old and also took part in dancing for the video in Padungan.

 

Cherry Chong, 20, member of Street Shock Dance Studio.

Cherry Chong, 20, member of Street Shock Dance Studio.

 

She said that after watching the preview video, she feels proud to see that the video is able to bring so many dancers together and be connected through the video.

 

Also present in the crowd was the Filmmaker Company, Samuel Wong, Koh Khai and Lydia Lau.

 

Looking happy and relaxed throughout the video preview, Lydia said she was relieved now that the video was already out for people to see.

 

HAPPY AND RELIEVED: Producer Lydia Lau (left), Editor Koh Khai and Director Samuel Wong (right) of The Filmmaker Company who made #happykch happen.

HAPPY AND RELIEVED: Producer Lydia Lau (left), Editor Koh Khai and Director Samuel Wong (right) of The Filmmaker Company who made #happykch happen.

 

“I am very happy to see everybody getting very excited to see the video,” said Lydia, who also made a surprising cameo in the video.

 

For Samuel, the launching of the video means that there are more projects that are able to show more about Kuching

 

For their upcoming project, Samuel and his crew are planning on making a short documentary featuring people of Kuching from all walks of life in this town which will capture them and their moment and will also feature a glimpse into their lives.

 

“Everyone’s life is a story worth telling,” he said when talking about his upcoming project which he called ‘Faces of Kuching’.

 

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Also making dancing performances during the launching of the video are dancing crews of Soul Dance, Feasible Dance Studio, Studio 23, and Street Shock Dance Studio while the music and acoustic sound was brought by Akoustik Connexion, Sound Art, 1st August Band, and Amore Band.

 

To see the video, feel free to check it out on the Filmmaker Company facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/filmmakersco

 

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