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Adam Ashburn's Showreel

First time actor Adam Abu Bakar stumbles onto a movie audition that propels him into stardom as he immediately gets casted in the lead role of the most ambitious actor’s showreel in Malaysia. Adam Ashburn's Showreel is an experimental dark comedy that takes the form of an amateur Malaysian actor's showreel, dissecting and exploring the bizarre Malaysian filmmaking landscape with great cynicism and poetic justice. Adam Ashburn's Showreel is a love/hate letter to Malaysian cinema.

  • Roger Liew
  • Thiyagaraja M.
  • Roger Liew
  • Shah Shaha
  • Kishan Raj
  • Amir Rahim
    Key Cast
    "Adam Ashburn"
  • Ali Alasri
    Key Cast
  • Aaron Teoh
    Key Cast
  • Arjun Thanaraju
    Key Cast
  • Roger Liew
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 35 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 30, 2021
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    English, Malay, Mandarin Chinese
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Director Biography - Roger Liew

Director Roger Liew is an independent filmmaker, actor and film lecturer from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Graduating with an MFA in Filmmaking from the New York Film Academy in 2015, his thesis short film “The Nomad” screened at the Hollyshorts film festival that same year. In 2017, Roger returned to his home country and revisited theatrical roots as a stage performer in “Version 2020”, an experimental theatre performance that premiered at the Spielart Theatre Festival in Munich, Germany. After many years of comedy web series, spec pilots and unskippable youtube ads, Roger took a short break from filmmaking to focus on his new passion as a lecturer. He is currently a full time lecturer at the Digital Filmmaking Programme in Sunway university. Adam Ashburn’s Showreel is his feature directorial debut.

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