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DATIN PADUKA SHUHAIMI BABA
NORAINI Baba
AIDA FITRI Buyong
IBRAHIM Elias
KAMARUL NIZAM Abdul Rahman
HALINA Abdul Samad
ASHLEY GRENVILLE

 

CONSULTANT PRODUCERS
kavita sidhu
RIVAI CHEN

 

SHUHAIMI BABA, DATIN PADUKA

MANAGING DIRECTOR
FILM PRODUCER/ WRITER/DIRECTOR

BA (Hons) English Literature,
University of Malaya

Postgraduate Dip. in Film Making
National Film & Television School,
Beaconsfield Studio

PROFESSIONAL
• Training in Production, Munich TV (Grant Prix Jeunesse Foundation)
• Training in Production, Drama & Current Affairs, BBC London (Grant Colombo Plan)
• Training with TV Magazine production (Thompson Foundation)-1979
• Post Graduate Diploma (Filmaking), National Film Television School,
   Beaconsfield, United Kingdom (Scholarship Award by British Goverment)-1983

WORK EXPERIENCE
• Director, Producer, Head of Production for RTM & TV3
• Director of Development, The National Film Board (FINAS)
• Theatre (Stage) Producer & Director
• Director, Writer, Film & TV Producer (Pesona Pictures)
• Creative Consultant, Measat Broadcast (Astro)1996 - 1997

FEATURE FILM
•1991 - SELUBUNG - Writer, Director
•1994 - RINGGIT KASORRGA - Writer, Producer, Director
•1997 - LAYAR LARA - Writer, Producer, Director
•2000 - MIMPI MOON - Writer, Producer, Director
•2004 - PONTIANAK HARUM SUNDAL MALAM -Writer, Producer, Director
•2005 - PONTIANAK HARUM SUNDAL MALAM 2 - Writer, Producer, Director
•2006 - WARIS JARI HANTU - Writer, Producer, Director
•2007 - 1957 HATI MALAYA - Writer, Producer, Director
•2011 - TANDA PUTERA - Writer, Producer, Director (A FINAS & PESONA PICTURES PRODUCTION)
•2014 - REGALIA & FORGOTTEN (Screener / In Development)

DOCUMENTARIES
•2009 - WIND CHUCKER - DISCOVERY CHANNEL
  Director & Producer
•2010 - MAKYONG - JABATAN WARISAN NEGARA
  Director & Producer
•2010 - P-RAMLEE - HISTORY & BIO CHANNEL
  Director & Producer

TELEVISION PRODUCTION
• Producer & Director for several dramas series & entertainment programmes.
• 2013 - ARKA - Epic Tv Mini Series on Raja Haji, Supreme Commander of the 18th century Johore   Sultanate.
• 2014 - APA GUNA BERJANJI (Director)
• 2014 - SELAMAT PENGANTIN MADU (Producer)

EXTERNAL SERVICES TO THE INDUSTRY
• Deputy President of the Malaysian Film Producers Association (PFM)
• Chairman - Film & TV Sub-Committee for the Policy Implementation of the National Creative    Industry Policy.
• Member - Music Authors' Copyright Protection (MACP)
• Member - American Film Institute
• Life Member - Director’s Associations Malaysia (FDAM)
• Speaker for over 70 industry and educational seminars & conventions.

NORAINI BABA, FCIS

ADVISOR, MANAGEMENT &
CORPORATE SERVICES
CREATIVE WRITER, TRANSLATOR

Master of Science (Management),
University of London.
Sloan fellow, London Business School

Fellow, Institute of Chartered
Secretaries and Administrators (UK) / MAICSA

After 20 years in the corporate sector, from assistant company secretary to training manager to corporate secretary of a public listed company as well as general manager of a hotel investment & development company, Noraini decided to try her hand at creative writing for Pesona Pictures in 2006.

Since then, she has written/co-written:

Writer :

  • Anak Pontianak (13 episode TV series on TV3)
  • Kasanova XXL (13-episode TV series on TV3
  • Dear Kak Teh (13 episode TV series on RTM)
  • Selamat Pengantin Madu (13-episode TV series on TV3)

 Co-Writer:

  • Windchucker -Documentary (30mins-English)- Discovery channel
  • P Ramlee -Documentary (2 hours, English)- History/Bio channel
  • Tanda Putera  - Feature fillm
  • Forgotten - Short Film

 Script Editor:

  • ARKA (Epic Action) - Mini series(8 hourly episode)- ASTRO
  • Apa guna Berjanji – Telemovie (RTM)

Noraini also advises the Company on Management and Corporate matters, and is very much involved in the company’s creative writing activities.


AIDA FITRI BUYONG

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PESONA PICTURES
SENIOR EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
PRODUCTION DESIGN SUPERVISOR

BA (Hons) in Photography,Film & Television,
London College of Communications, (formerly LCP), University of the Arts London

Foundation Diploma in Fine Arts & Design, Medway College of Design Kent England

 

PROFESSIONAL :
•1985 - Graduated and remained in London working on documentaries for Nicaragua as    researcher for the Lambeth Council – made for Granada TV
•1987 - Returned to Malaysia, worked as freelance Assistant Director and Line Producer for various    TV productions, Commercials, Stage Productions and Feature length Movies.
•1989 - Joined TV3 as Assistant Producer for the Drama Department
•1993 - Founding member of Pesona Pictures lead by Datin Paduka Shuhaimi Baba

•With 20 years of experience behind her, she has established herself as a major player in the film industry, having produced over 100 TV Programmes including dramas, magazine, entertainment and documentaries. She has also directed and produced and written several telemovies, drama series and several historical and cultural Documentaries. As an Executive Producer and Production Designer she has overseen major award winning movies produced by Pesona Pictures.

MOVIES
•1991 - SELUBUNG - Associate Producer
•1993 - RINGGIT KASSORGA - Associate Producer
•1996 - LAYAR LARA - Line Producer
•2000 - MIMPI MOON - Executive Producer/ Production Designer
•2003 - PONTIANAK HARUM SUNDAL MALAM (PHSM) - Executive Producer/Production Designer
•2005 - PHSM2 - Executive producer/ Production Designer
•2006 - WARIS JARI HANTU - Executive Producer/ Production Designer
•2007 - 1957 HATI MALAYA - Executive Producer/ Production Designer
•2011 - TANDA PUTERA - Executive Producer/ Production Designer

2008 – 2010
•Prime time TV Programmes- Producer/ Director various drama series
•Exec Producer "MakYong”- documentary for Ministry of Heritage
•Executive Producer- “Windchucker” Documentary for Discovery Channel
•Exec Producer- “P.Ramlee belated superstar”- History Channel

2012-2013
•Exec Producer, Production Designer- Movie “Tanda Putera”
•Exec Producer- Drama series, Waris 2 and Waris 3
•Exec Producer/Production Designer - Historical drama, “ARKA” for Astro

2013-2014
•Exec. Producer- Telemovie- Apa Guna Berjanji
•Exec Producer/Prod. Design- short film- Forgotten
•Exec Producer- Drama Series- Selamat Pengantin Madu

IN DEVELOPMENT- RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
•Movies- Regalia- the Kings Keeper Transscent, P.Ramlee the Movie
•Documentaries and TV series- Pulanglah Sofie,  Berlian Zainon

EXTERNAL SERVICES TO THE INDUSTRY
•1999-2001 Board of Committee, Film Directors’ Association of Malaysia (FDAM).
  Member since 1995
•Member of Malaysian Film Producers Association
•Organiser of Film Symposium 50thAsia Pacific Film Festival-“ Beyond Borders -
  International Outlook”
•Speaker for film seminars to educational bodies, University Science, Pulau Pinang,
  Students Film Club, Finas,


IBRAHIM ELIAS

TELEVISION DIRECTOR
TECHNICAL & POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Ibrahim has been with Pesona since the beginning. Having established himself as a production manager for various television dramas and documentaries, he began as stage manager for theatre production "Sri Rama & Siti Dewi" & "Kunang-Kunang Gunung Ledang". He was also involved in television commercial productions as Assistant Producer and Location manager for various advertisements such as SONY Carnival, Shell Hot Rod, Toyota Primeo, Honda & Rejoice.

Ibrahim's involvement in motion picture production can be seen in Pesona's feature films;  as assistant director for SELUBUNG & RINGGIT KASORRGA, 2nd unit director for the award winning LAYAR LARA and co director and supervising producer for Pesona's latest film, MIMPI MOON, PONTIANAK HARUM SUNDAL MALAM 1(2003) & 2(2005),WARIS JARI HANTU(2006), 1957 HATI MALAYA(2007) & TANDA PUTERA (2011).

Ibrahim's writing credits includes ARSHAD HUSSEIN & CO., SILAKAN & drama series KEPULANGAN which he also directed. Ibrahim's television directorial credits also include AGENSI, KIPAS ANGGUN, fashion magazine GAYA TV and the television miniseries version of LAYAR LARA.

 

MOVIES
•1992   SELUBUNG (Asst. Dir)
•1994   RINGGIT KASORRGA (Asst. Dir)
•1996   LAYAR LARA (Asst. Dir & 2nd Unit Director)
•1999   MIMPI MOON (Co-Director)
•2002   PONTIANAK HARUM SUNDAL MALAM ( Co-Director)
•2005   PONTIANAK HARUM SUNDAL MALAM 2 ( Co-Director)
•2006   WARIS JARI HANTU ( Co-Director)
•2007   1957 HATI MALAYA ( Co-Director)
•2011   TANDA PUTERA ( Co-Director)

 

TELEMOVIES/SERIES 2001-2014
Director/ Technical Supervisor
ARSHAD HUSSEIN & CO (Writer & Director)
KEPULANGAN (Writer & Director)
ATIVA ENIRA (Director)
FATIMAH PSIKIK (Director)
RUMAH SAYANG (Director)
GEMPAK CHEF (Director)
HAK KITA (Tech. Supervisor)
RAMADHAN WORLD DELIGHT (Director)
MULALA (Tech. Supervisor)
SIAPA DIA (Tech. Supervisor)
JATUH CINTA (Tech. Supervisor)
ANAK PONTIANAK (Director)
KASANOVA XXL (Director)
DEAR KAK TEH (Director)
LA DOLCE AMIRA (Director)
WARIS (Director)
ARKA SERIES (Co-Director)
APA GUNA BERJANJI (Tech. Supervisor)
FORGOTTEN (Tech. Supervisor)
SELAMAT PENGANTIN MADU (Director)

 

DOCUMENTARIES
•2002 -CORONATION OF THE SULTAN OF SELANGOR
  Co- Director & Technical Supervisor
•2009 -WIND CHUCKER - DISCOVERY CHANNEL
  Co- Director & Technical Supervisor
•2010 -MAK YONG - JABATAN WARISAN NEGARA
  Co- Director & Technical Supervisor
•2010 -P-RAMLEE - HISTORY / BIO CHANNEL
  Co- Director & Technical Supervisor

 

KAMARUL NIZAM ABD RAHMAN

TV DIRECTOR
PRODUCTION DESIGNER
SENIOR ART DIRECTOR
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Bachelor in Art & Design
Universiti Teknologi MARA

A Bachelor of Art & Design UiTM graduate with a strong background in graphic design.
 
Began his professional career as an Assistant Art Director in TV commercials. He started freelancing for TV production companies as an Assistant Art Director for TV dramas which led to him joining the Pesona team in 1994 as a  Production Assistant and Assistant Director.

Pesona soon recognized Nizam’s creative talent in bringing the conceptualized sets to life and he made his debut as Art Director in the movie Layar Lara (1996) and as a production designer in the feature film Mimpi Moon (1999). Since then Nizam has gained critical acclaim for his award winning set designs for Pontianak Harum Sundal Malam..

Soon diversified into TV Direction mainly focusing on entertainment magazine programmes such as Jatuh Cinta, Pancing – Pancing, Pop Gen, Kita Punya to name a few.

Nizam has gained valuable exposure and experience over the last 19 years with Pesona and is an integral member of this award winning team.

 

FEATURES – PRODUCTION DESIGNER / ART DIRECTOR
• 2011 - TANDA PUTERA
• 2007 - 1957 HATI MALAYA
• 2006 - WARIS JARI HANTU
• 2004 - PONTIANAK HARUM SUNDAL MALAM II
• 2003 - PONTIANAK HARUM SUNDAL MALAM
• 1999 - MIMPI MOON


TELEMOVIES/SERIES/MAGAZINES 1996-2014 - Director/Art Director/ Writer
• SILAKAN
• MENGEJAR ZURIAH
• MALAM PANAS
• WARISAN WARKAH MELAYU
• KEPULANGAN
•PANCING-PANCING
• GEMPAK CHEF
• HAK KITA
• RAMADHAN WORLD DELIGHT
• MULALA
• SIAPA DIA
• JATUH CINTA
• KITA PUNYA
• POP GEN
• ANAK PONTIANAK
• KASANOVA XXL
• DEAR KAK TEH
• LA DOLCE AMIRA
• WARIS
• ARKA SERIES
• APA GUNA BERJANJI
• FORGOTTEN
• SELAMAT PENGANTIN MADU


DOCUMENTARIES
• 2009 - WIND CHUCKER - DISCOVERY CHANNEL
• 2010 - MAK YUNG - JABATAN WARISAN NEGARA
• 2010 - P-RAMLEE - HISTORY / BIO CHANNEL
• DIRGAHAYU SULTAN SELANGOR
• WARISAN WARKAH MELAYU

HALINA ABD SAMAD

SENIOR PRODUCTION MANAGER
WRITER
Executive Producer

Bachelor in Mass Communication,
Universiti Teknologi MARA

WORK EXPERIENCE
• 20 years of working experience in various fields in the entertainment industry.
• As a Line Producer in TV commercial performing different duties including scheduling, budgeting,    management liaison between the company and the clients such as Unilever, Telekom, Celcom,    Bozell Advertising, Leo Burnett, AMC, KHK, Satchi & Satchi etc.
• 3 years in TV commercials • As a Associate Producer in Astro Ria handling several production tasks    for television entertainment programs such as ‘Lat & Ida’ and ‘Gaya TV’.
• 15 years in Pesona Pictures Sdn Bhd as a Senior Production Manager

FEATURES - Senior Production Manager/Assistant Director /Co-writer/Researcher
• 2012 - TANDA PUTERA
• 2007 - 1957 HATI MALAYA
• 2006 - WARIS JARI HANTU
• 2004 - PONTIANAK HARUM SUNDAL MALAM II
• 2003 - PONTIANAK HARUM SUNDAL MALAM I
• 1999 - MIMPI MOON

2008 – 2010
• Production Manager/ scriptwriter/ researcher “Mak Yong”- documentary for Ministry of Heritage
• Production Manager “Windchucker Documentary for Discovery Channel
• Production Manager/ Researcher- “P.Ramlee The Belated Superstar”- History Channel

2011-2013
• Production Manager/Assistant Director/Researcher - Movie “Tanda Putera”
• Production Manager/Scriptwriter- Drama series, Waris 2 and WARIS 3
• Production Manager – Historical Drama Arka for Astro

2013-2014
• Production Manager – Telemovie Apa Guna Berjanji
• Production Manager - Short Film Forgotten
• Production Manager for Drama Series – Selamat Pengantin Madu

IN DEVELOPMENT- RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
• Movie – Regalia , Transscent,
•Documentaries & TV Series – Iriva, Pulang lah Sofi, Berlian Zainon

ASHLEY GRENVILLE

SOUND CONSULTANT
SOUND DESIGNER &
AUDIO RECORDING ENGINEER
FILM AND TV
( DIGITAL DOLBY AND BROADCAST)

Diploma in Sound Engineering
North Sydney Technical College
Australia

Ashley Grenville was born in New Zealand in 1959, however from 1968 he grew up in Sydney Australia.

In his teenage years he acted in over 50 hours of Australian television drama series. After completing a film and television course at North Sydney Technical College in 1979 he went into post production audio. In 1995 he joined Pesona Pictures were he continues to work to this day.

Ashley has worked on the post production audio of over forty feature films in both Australia and New Zealand and has location recorded the live sound of eleven of them. He’s also worked on over thirty television series as an Audio engineer. He’s won four audio awards for best sound over the years and his credits include the following titles.

 

AUDIO CREDITS ON FEATURE FILMS ( AUSTRALIA )
1984 - RAZORBACK - Effects editor.
   (Nominated for best sound Australian Film Institute Awards)
•1987 - THE DELINQUENTS - Effects editor.
1988 - YOUNG EINSTIEN - Dialog and effects re-editor.
1991 - DINGO - Dialog and effects editor, Sound designer
   (AFI AWARD for BEST SOUND)
•1992 - THE GIRL WHO CAME LATE - Effects editor.
1993 - ALEX - Dialog and effects editor, Sound designer
   (Nominated for best sound at the New Zealand film awards
).


AUDIO CREDITS ON FEATURE FILMS ( MALAYSIA )
1993 - RINGGIT KASSORGA - Location sound recordist.
1995 - LAYAR LARA - Location sound recordist, dialog editor, effects editor. Sound designer.
1998 - MIMPI MOON - Location sound recordist, dialog editor, effects editor. Sound designer.
1999 - SPINNING GASING - Location sound recordist, dialog editor.
2000 - THE SONG OF THE STORK - Location sound recordist.
2000 - CITY SHARKS - Location sound recordist.

 

•2002 - PONTIANAK 1 - Dialog editor, effects editor. foley artist. ADR recordist and editor.  Foley,   effects and dialog pre-mixing, sound designer. Final mixing supervisor.
   
•2004 - PONTIANAK 2 - Location sound recordist, dialog editor, effects editor. foley artist. ADR   recordist and editor Foley, effects and dialog pre-mixing, sound designer. Final mixing supervisor.   Winner of the Malaysian OSKAR award for best sound.

•2006 - WARIS JARI HANTU - Location sound recordist, dialog editor, ADR recordist and editor Foley,   effects and dialog pre-mixing, sound designer. Final mixing.
  Winner of the Malaysian OSKAR award for best sound.

•2007 - 1957 HATI MELAYU - Location sound recordist, dialog editor, ADR recordist and editor Foley,   effects and dialog pre-mixing, sound designer. Final mixing.
 
 Winner of the Malaysian International film festival award for best sound, judged by an international   panel.

2011-2012 - TANDA PUTERA  - Location sound recordist, dialog editor, ADR recordist and editor   effects and dialog pre-mixing, sound designer. Final mixing.

*Please note that some of the above mentioned films took up to 12 months to complete, and  many of them took two to three  months.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONSULTANT PRODUCERS

KAVITA SIDHU

CO.PRODUCER
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
CONSULTANT PRODUCER

Kavita is Executive Producer for Pesona Multimedia, a company providing Post Production and Visual Effects services in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is also a Co-Producer for Pesona Pictures a Film Production Company and digital content provider.

Kavita started her career in fashion as a professional model. She did numerous TV commercials in Malaysia, Europe and modeled extensively on catwalks in Asia, Paris, UK and Germany. Amongst her awards are Model of the Year 1988, Miss Malaysia Miss Charm International 1990 (Russia), Malaysian Book Of Records First Malaysian to win an international beauty contest.

She started her acting career in 1996 and co- produced her first entertainment show in 1997. She studied acting in London in 1998 at the Lee Strausberg School of Method Acting for 6 Months.
Kavita have attended acting workshops for all her films for a period of 2 months prior shooting. Kavita have starred in 6 feature films and several televison dramas.

Currently, she is working on a Fashion TV Series as Co- Producer and Host which includes location in London, Singapore and Dubai.

She is also concurrently collaborating in developing two feature film titles as Co-Producer with Producer/Director Ms. Shuhaimi Baba.


FEATURES
2011 TANDA PUTERA - Supporting Actress / Producer
2007 1957 HATI MALAYA - Supporting Actress / Producer
2006 WARIS JARI HANTU - Supporting Actress / Producer
2004 PONTIANAK HARUM SUNDAL MALAM II - 2nd Lead  Actress / Associate Producer
2003 PONTIANAK HARUM SUNDAL MALAM - Supporting  Actress / Associate Producer
1999 MIMPI MOON - Lead Actress / Associate Producer
1996 LAYAR LARA - Supporting Actress

 

TELEVISION -Supporting Actress / Host
Over 20 drama series and magazine programmes, amongst them Gaya TV, “TRIPLE 9”, Kipas Anggun, Meena Meenachi, Talking Heads, Interflavour, Layar Lara: The Mini Series, Ativa Enira, Perang KL, Terpukau, Anak Pontianak, Waris, Arka, Forgotten, Apa Guna Berjanji

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RIVAI CHEN

VISUAL EFFECTS SUPERVISOR

Rivai is a founder of PT. Trivision Studio, digital based post production facilities in Indonesia which concentrated in movie and commercial work. Graduated from LimKokWing University in 2001 majoring in Digital Animation. Pioneering in High Definition Sony CineAlta in Malaysia and owned full set of RED One Camera with Prime Lens. Specialized in Visual Effects for film, where he worked major in Shuhaimi Baba’s film, start from the first film who take full advantage of High Definition, major movie that was shot digitally, Pontianak 1, Pontianak 2, Waris Jari Hantu, 1957 Hati Malaya and also couple of TV Series, Anak Pontianak and Waris Episode. Other work involved in KLIA Express fully 3D Animated 7 minutes footage was used in the event launching by former Malaysia Prime Minister. Dr.Tun Mahatir.

As a pioneer in RED One system. Rivai has a vast knowledge both in production system and also post production and owned a complete facilities to support world’s revolutionary format in RAW. Trivision Studio has work in couple of of Big Indonesian Movie such as Film Sepuluh from First Media and Suka sama Suka from MD Entertainment.

Master in post production workflow and also post facility consultant in Malaysia. Rivai has a deep knowledge in highend system such as Digital Intermediate system, Autodesk Smoke, Autodesk Flame, Assimilate Scratch, Final Cut Studio, Nuke, Digital Fusion, Adobe Production Studio, Post facility infrastructure with years of trouble shooting experience.

Rivai is specialized in wide range of Visual Effects techniques and expert in CGI applications such as Autodesk Softimage, Imagineer Systems, 3D Studio Max, After Effects, Nuke for compositing, Vray, Mental Ray, and other related CGI related application.

 

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