M for Malaysia with Rendra Zawawi, Alvin Wee, Ineza Roussille, and Dian Lee


Malaysia’s official pick for the Best International Feature Film category at the 2020 Oscars, M for Malaysia documents the 2018 Malaysian General Elections when the people of Malaysia, led by a 92-year-old former Prime Minister, overthrew one of the longest ruling governments in the world. Despite endless barriers thrown at them, the tense campaign pushed on with the most surprising result in the country’s history.

About Rendra Zawawi

Rendra Zawawi is an award-winning composer, songwriter and music producer. He most recently scored the drama documentary M for Malaysia, which was selected as the official Malaysian entry for Best International Feature Film at the 2020 Oscars. The film features the original song “Bermula Kita,” written and composed by Rendra and performed by Malaysian pop superstar Yuna.

He also composed the song “Arena Cahaya” for the 2016 Malaysian sports football film, Ola Bola, which won Best Film Song at the 2017 Malaysian Film Festival, and a Golden Horse Award for Best Original Theme Song at the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival. Additionally, he scored the Malaysian adventure fantasy Temenggor, as well as the award-winning shorts Antidote, and Saptapadi. Rendra’s credits further include working with Emmy®-winning composer Mac Quayle on shows including Mr. Robot, FEUD: Bette and Joan, 9-1-1, Scream Queens, and The Politician. Rendra also contributed additional music to American Horror Story, and American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace.

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