Take Me to the Non-Breathers

The story follows a character named Sam who owns a portal to the afterlife world. People would come to the house and pay her to use it. Sam’s good friend, Lin, who is pregnant, accompanies her at the house. Lin helps Sam in dealing with the customers. One day, a customer named Mr. J comes to the house. He wants to use the portal to see his late wife. Sam has to question him before letting him go through the portal. While Sam questions Mr. J, she is reminded of the times before she found the portal.

  • Azim Rizal
    Director
    Melati
  • Farid Rahman
    Writer
  • Tan Yong Shern
    Producer
  • Farah Liyana
    Key Cast
    "Sam"
  • Natasha Romanoff
    Key Cast
    "Lin"
  • Shahmiey Odd
    Key Cast
    "Mr. J"
  • Khalid Kaswadi
    Key Cast
    "Dany"
  • Fareth Agang
    Key Cast
    "Sam's Twin Brother"
  • Lyana Samsuddin
    Key Cast
    "Sams's Sister"
  • Gob Ahmad
    Key Cast
    "Azz"
  • Akmal Yusof
    Assistant Director
  • Ezurain Esqandar
    Director of Photography
  • Dickson Yap
    Production Manager
  • Gob Ahmad
    Casting Director
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 12, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Malaysia
  • Country of Filming:
    Malaysia
  • Language:
    English, Malay
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Azim Rizal

Azim Rizal is an amateur filmmaker from Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. After 6 years of amateur filmmaking, he has won awards such as 'Best Short Film' at Kaki Lima Short Film Competition 2016 organized by George Town World Heritage Incorporated. The 22 year old was recently selected to be a directing participant for the Finas 3rd Young Filmmakers Workshop 2017 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He is the co-founder of Bikin Filem Productions.

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Director Statement

Take Me to the Non-Breathers is a passion project that I have been wanting to make for a long time. A story that depicts the hardships of moving on from the death of loved ones is something that strikes close to my heart. I lost my father a few years ago and was depressed. As a filmmaker, I try to bring something personal to my stories. With the help of Farid Rahman, who is a good writer, I have obtained a script that is worth producing in my opinion. I hope that this short film will touch people who have been struggling with said topic and inittiate a conversation among audience. After being selected for the Finas 3rd YoungFilmmakers Workshop 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, I am excited to direct another short film to apply what I have learned. I am also grateful to have a great team that can bring this story to its potential.