Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Open Day Special Program, Department of Communication, HELP University College, Presents Dancing Bells (Chalanggai; 2007)

Open Day Special Program
Department of Communication
Dancing Bells (Chalanggai; 2007)
directed by Deepak Menon
Free admission.
Date: 2 July 2011, 2.00pm
Venue: Theatrette, HELP University College

Dancing Bells, Deepak Menon's second feature film, is about the Indian community's striving for fulfilment in modern Malaysia, focusing on a young girl's attempt to master the art of bharatanatyam dance. The film was shown at numerous international film festivals to critical acclaim.

Director Deepak Menon will be in attendance to talk about his film with the audience after the screening.
Deepak teaches communication and media at HELP University College.

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Star Online | Film to fame

Sunday June 19, 2011

By Alycia Lim

Do you have random ideas and the burning passion to get them out to an audience? Think you can create a short film with a storyline involving a fishing pole, a policeman, and the line, “Who’s your macha”?

If your answer is yes, it is time to gather a few friends and sign up for the Triple Movie Challenge, organised by the Multimedia Society (MMS) of HELP University College.

Held for the first time this year, the competition – inspired by the BMW Shorties – is open to all students over 18 and are studying at a college or university in the Klang Valley.

At the launch of the competition, MMS president and Bachelor of Mass Communication student William Beale said the competition aimed to provide more practical avenues for students interested in the film industry.

“We study the theories in class, so we hope to let students have an avenue to create something from what they learn, and hopefully get their work out to the public,” he said.

Beade (centre) and Menon (back, second from right) with the rest of the MMS members posing with the competition posters at the launch.

He added that the competition would also serve as an eye opener as the participants would experience the challenges that professional filmmakers go through.

MMS advisor and lecturer at the institution Deepak Menon said, “Through activities like this, the students’ work are showcased to practitioners and specialists in the field, which is a very healthy and good exercise for them.”

The judges for the competition will include documentary film maker Zan Azlee, Kelab Seni Filem Malaysia president Wong Tuck Cheong, and model, actress, TV host and producer Jojo Struys.

The competition will run from June 22 to July 22, and the winning entries will be screened at the HELP film festival in September.

Triple Movie Challenge

The MultiMedia Society, Department of Communication, HELP University College is proud to present the Triple Movie Challenge!

A competition that started out as a simple singular idea springing forth from one mind in a cramped and overcrowded room, it grew into something so much bigger than any of the ambitious MultiMedia Society members could ever imagine.

With a teaser trailer, pictures and more information to come, keep your eyes peeled for the latest updates as we toil towards the conceptualization of this certifiable stroke of (self proclaimed) genius!


The Multimedia Society is proud to offer the following to the lucky lucky winners of the Triple Movie Challenge!

Grand Prize :
- A chance to work on set with Jojo Struys,
- A cash prize of RM1000,
- An intensive 8 weeks workshop offered by KyaniteTV, and
- A Canon Legria FS405.

2nd Place :
- A chance at an internship with KyaniteTV,
- A cash prize of RM500,
- An intensive 8 weeks workshop offered by KyaniteTV, and
- A Canon Ixus Powershot 105.

3rd Place :
- A cash prize of RM200,
- A Canon Powershot A2200, and
- 5 photobooks offered by Fotodata.

Consolation Prize :
- A cash prize of RM200,
- A Canon Camera bag, and
- 5 photobooks offered by Fotodata.

For a shot at these lucrative prizes, and for more information, kindly visit: