Amir Muhammad (director)

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Amir Muhammad
Born 5 December 1972
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Amir Muhammad is a writer and independent filmmaker based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He was born on 5 December 1972 in Kuala Lumpur and was educated at the University of East Anglia. He has been writing for Malaysian print media since the age of 14, notably the New Straits Times.

In 2000, he wrote and directed Malaysia's first DV feature. Some of his works have also been featured in a number of international film festivals including the Sundance Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival. Two of his films, Apa Khabar Orang Kampung and The Last Communist have been banned in Malaysia. A full retrospective of his work was screened at the 2008 Pesaro Film Festival, Italy. He is a partner at Da Huang Pictures.

He started publishing non-fiction books in 2007 under his company Matahari Books and is taking a break from film-making.[1]



Short Films:

  • 6horts #1: Lost (2002) - Won, Critics prize for Best Asian Digital Film in 2002 Singapore International Film Festival (SIFF)
  • 6horts #2: Friday (2002)
  • 6horts #3: Mona (2002)
  • 6horts #4: Checkpoint (2002)
  • 6horts #5: Kamunting (2002) - Won, Silver Screen Award for Best Asian Digital Short in 2003 SIFF
  • 6horts #6: Pangyau (2002)


External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Hitting the books" in The Star (Malaysia) - 8 April 2009