ABOUT THE PROJECT
Shine is a musical that focuses on a Talent show whereby 4 of the finalists have various physical and emotional challenges. Mawar has depression. Tom is blind, Amran has Aspergers syndrome and Frankie is paralysed and in a wheelchair.
The concept behind SHINE is empowerment and viewing life from a different perspective. After all, what is considered "Normal" and our differences make us who we are; In fact challenges can empower us and define us to go that extra mile.
Having personally experienced the challenges of depression and having friends who face various physical and emotional challenges I decided to do something. To unify people further.
SHINE is first and foremost a Musical about a Talent show and the drama that goes on behind the scenes. It also encompasses societies perception of people who are termed "disabled" or "special" - I feel this is entirely wrong. We are all able in our own ways and each of us have gifts and abilities that definitely make us who we are. It is entertaining and has elements of romance, comedy and drama -everything a Musical must have.
I am pitching for seed capital of RM$5k for the following :
1)Travel and accommodation budget for Kuala Lumpur for 5 to 6 days whereby I will be having meetings with my potential producer and Musical Director - Roslan Aziz
2)Flexibility to focus on garnering a team both here and in KL for the next two weeks
3)Preparing a strong marketing pitch for my Potential Sponsors
Thus far this has been self funded with the help of friends and family and I need to know that I can, for the next few weeks travel at least twice to KL in order to get things going.
I also intend to source actors who have physical disabilities and who are interested in performing to be in "SHINE" as a pro-active cast or crew members
This is Phase One of my plan for "SHINE" The Musical.
A pitcher/pledger does not need a PayPal account to pitch or pledge. What he/she needs is a credit card (Mastercard/Visa) or a debit card.
However, if you are not comfortable doing an online pitch/pledge - you can transfer the money directly to the pitchIN account as follows:
WATCHTOWER AND FRIENDS SDN.BHD
WATCHTOWER AND FRIENDS SDN BHD is the company that owns and runs pitchIN.
However, the person must send pitchIN the proof of transfer by attaching the receipt to the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject Heading: SHINE the musical
List of Pitchers
List of all people who had pitched/pledge money to this project
R A Malai Ali
Rachael Ann Malai Ali is a Writer and Director based in Brunei Darussalam. She has worked with local directors Shuhaimi Baba, Ida Nerina, as well as the Instant Cafe Theatre Company.
Rachael graduated from Drama School and has a Licentiate in Performing Arts as well as a Diploma in PsychoTherapy - over the years she has had the opportunity to work with both Children and youth who have physical disabilities as well as learning disorders and has come to the conclusion that all of us are the same, with differences and that makes us our own authentic self.
Rachael is also a Consultant producer for both Government and Corporate Videos. She also owns a small cleaning company employing local Brunei ladies as part of a community initiative to give local women financial freedom.
Rachael was chosen to represent Brunei as part of the International Visitors Leadership Programme by the United States Embassy in January 2013 as part of a programme "Film in the US"
Her latest project was with KakiSeni, WOMEN:GIRLS org and Garang Pictures in Kuala Lumpur for "Ikal Mayang 2015" whereby she wrote and directed a short film for the project.
Rachael is passionate about empowering People to become the best that they can be. She does not believe in stigmatizing or labeling people and is an advocate for equal rights.
Her passions for Musicals began when she was 7 and she has been a closet musical performer since then. "SHINE" does not in any way promote or encourage sympathy. It aims to highlight talent, self worth and the gifts we all have.
In 2013, she finally had the chance to go to Broadway and is determined to go back again. This time with "SHINE!"