Remember when it was all over the news that ‘Project Power’ and ‘500 Days of Summer’ actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt was reaching out to Malaysians with an invitation to collaborate? Not too long ago, Malaysian netizens were abuzz with the news that Levitt was looking for…
- a one-liner in either English or Malay for a picture depicting an astronaut thinking
- musicians, singers, rappers, and artists of all kinds to help create a song inspired by his Netflix movie, ‘Project Power’
- Malay speakers to say the word “puisi”, or poetry in Malay
Along with the sudden spotlight on Malaysia, he’s released a short film titled ‘This Is Malaysia’!
The almost 2-minute video details everyday scenes in Malaysia; scenes that are familiar to us. ‘This is Malaysia’ was filmed by Malaysians for Levitt and it features pictures and short videos of bustling places like KLCC and Petaling Street as well as our paddy fields, caves and tea plantations. With Levitt’s video, non-Malaysians are introduced to our beautiful diversity while we Malaysians are reminded of it.
‘This Is Malaysia’ was made with the help of our fellow Malaysians and in collaboration with HitRecord, an online collaborative media platform founded and owned by the 39-year-old actor and director, Levitt. Founded in 2004, the platform allows everyone around the world to collaborate on projects and to ‘make things together’. The idea is to allow anyone – beginners, experts or otherwise – to be able to express their creativity in any way, shape or form; be it through ‘writing, film, music, or any other kind of art’.
It seems as if Levitt is not slowing down, too. He’s posted calls to action to those in India, the Philippines, and Germany, and has also asked for French, Hindi, Mandarin, Spanish and Portuguese speakers, among others. Wonder what other exciting projects he’s coming up with and how we Malaysians can contribute our own creativity? Keep an eye on HitRecord!