International TV Commercial Shot in KL
While Malaysians celebrated Deepavali public holiday, we had the fantastic experience of assisting an international video production crew in shooting at various interesting locations in Kuala Lumpur.
The ambitious TV commercial was managed by SeeMe Productions of Pakistan, with award-winning director Anders Forsman of Sweden at the helm. The production took them to London, New York, Dubai, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur over a span of a month.
Kuala Lumpur was their last stop and they had high-expectations of getting the perfect shots in one day. The fact that they chose Deepavali day as the date of shooting made things very challenging, as one of the locations selected for the shoot was Batu Caves!
Nevertheless, in cooperation with professional local production house Avvassi Productions, we defied all odds with just barely 3 weeks to plan and organise the necessary manpower, professional equipment, logistics, props, authority approvals, talents and more.
The shoot began at 6.00am at KLCC, moving on to Central Market in the afternoon and then to Batu Caves in the evening, wrapping up at 6.30pm.
To be part of this grand production and all the effort, for a mere 13 seconds of Malaysia’s finest destinations in this international TV commercial, made it all so worthwhile.
Here is the final edit of the TV Commercial. See if you can spot Malaysia among the many wonders of the world!