Zombie Infection-Belaban Hidup (2020)
ZOMBIE INFECTION-BELABAN HIDUP (Fight for Life) What starts off as a series of secretive biological experiments distorted into a complete dystrophic state as Borneo Island is crippled by a zombie-like epidemic. It spreads so fast that it has reached a point o... read more
Completed On: 01 Jun, 2020
Duration: 1 hr 31 min 0 sec
Genres: Feature, Fiction
Director: Ray Lee
Submitted By: Ray Lee
What starts off as a series of secretive biological experiments distorted into a complete dystrophic state as Borneo Island is crippled by a zombie-like epidemic. It spreads so fast that it has reached a point of no return. The instigator, Dr George (Russian Scientist) brought the virus from Comoros Island and use the indigenous people as experimental. He plan to invent the antidote but refuse to give to the infected victim in order to control the people. Dr George is killed before an antidote can be found. His assistant, Christina manages to run into the jungle to take cover and look for alternative remedy (vaccine).
Meanwhile, a group of orphanage teenagers lead by Miss Ayu who have survived the experiment, run into the jungle to take refuge from the indigenous people instead. Unfortunately, their arrival are not welcome as there are already cases of zombie attack among the indigenous people in the village. Miss Ayu and others are suspected as the carrier of the zombie virus and as a precaution move, they are confined in a house while the chief investigates the matter further. When the zombies eventually come to attack in groups, a young Dayak warrior name 'Gadang' leads all the indigenous people to fight back and reclaim their lands. After a very rough struggle, the battle of life and death is finally won by the heroic indigenous people but 'Gadang' is in no way to celebrate. He is horrified to learn that his heavily pregnant wife has been infected
by the virus and is slowly turning into a zombie. Unwilling to kill his beloved wife, he leaves her on a makeshift raft on a streaming river. 'Gadang' and his daughter witness the saddest moment when
the raft started to disappear from the river. That may turn out to be the biggest mistake he has ever made in his life.
DirectorsRay LeeHornbill Films
ProducersRay LeeHornbill Films
ProducersMisha Minut PanggauHornbill Films
WritersMisha Minut PanggauHornbill Films
WritersRay LeeHornbill Films
Film TypeFeature, Fiction
GenresAction, Tribal, Horror
Runtime1 hours 31 minutes 0 seconds
Completion Date01 Jun, 2020
Production Budget200000 USD
Country of OriginMalaysia
Country of FilmingMalaysia
Film LanguageMalay and Dayak
Shooting FormatRaw 2K
Ray Lee believe film can unite people, film can bring the world together. He not producing movie for money, he make money to produce movie.
Ray Lee, 44 years old Bachelor Degree in Creative Management is a film director, producer and music entrepreneur based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Ray Lee used to work in Malaysia biggest English newspaper The Star Publication as a photojournalist since 1999 to 2008 and running a music school called Guitar Empire in Kuala Lumpur with 300 music students since 2010 before turning his childhood dream into a film maker. Ray Lee has produced and directed over 20 short films over the period of 5 years before produced his first Malay comedy television movie entitled ‘Bibikku Maduku’ (My Lover’s Servant) for Malaysia National TV Station RTM in 2014.
His first telemovie 'Bibikku Maduku' has been nominated as The Best TV Comedy by Anugerah Seri Angkasa (Universal Award) organized by Malaysia Multimedia and Communication Ministry in 2015 and watched by 1.2 million viewer’s through out Malaysia, Brunei & Singapore.
In 2017 he produced a TV show called ‘Bollywood Express’ for Tara HD, Astro Malaysia. This show had receives good response from the audience who love Bollywood song. It portrayed the local Malay artist singing Bollywood song in this show.
Ray Lee experience as a musician has lead him to produced more international music video from USA , Indonesia and China.
Together with Shenzen Hagpiel Piano Co Ltd. and his production company Hornbill Films, Ray produced and directed a music video shot in The Great Wall of China (listed in Malaysia Book of Record as the first Malaysia music video shot in The Great Wall of China) entitled ‘Getaran Jiwa’ featuring Malaysia piano maestro Dato Mokhzani Ismail.
In 2017 Ray has produced a music video in New York featuring American band Beat The System.
With their first single entitled ‘Be Your Own’, it has broadcast to over 50 countries in the world and listed in Vevo YouTube channel with 1.2 million viewers.
At the same year Ray Lee produced an Indonesian singer Tegar music video entitled ‘Kau Yang Terbaik’ with 3 million viewers in YouTube.
In 2017 Ray produced and directed his first feature movie , a Borneo Dayak language movie entitled ‘Dendam Gadang –Revenge of Gadang’ showcasing Borneo beautiful flora and fauna, native song as well as custom and culture of the local communities. This movie has won him Outstanding Contribution to Sarawak Film and Music Industries award.
In 2018 Ray has produced and directed his second feature , Malaysia first horror zombie movie entitled ‘Belaban Hidup -Zombie Infection’, a story about a secretive biological experiments lead by a mad scientist distorted into a complete dystopic state as Borneo is crippled by a zombie-like epidemic and will be schedule to screen on May 2020 throughout South east Asia cinema.
A holder of the Diploma in Film Making from Asia Metropolitan University and Bachelor Degree in Creative Industry Management from University Utara Malaysia (Northern University of Malaysia), Ray Lee has been actively involved in many Community Service Responsible activities such as teaching music and film making to the native people of Malaysia for free and sponsoring musical instrument to the charity homes throughout the Malaysia.
In Jan 2021 , Ray Lee has receives Malaysia most prestigious award, The Brand Laureate Leadership Award for his contribution towards building local film industry especially in grooming Malaysia indigenous people to become film directors, producers, actors. Ray Lee also giving free film making courses to all the indigenous people in the rural area. He would like to see more and more indigenous people to become film makers in the region. Ray Lee ambition is to start a movie in Hollywood someday, it is his childhood dream to start a movie in Los Angeles, USA.
Apa khabar ! How are you?
My name is Ray Lee , I am a film producer and director from a tiny country called Malaysia located in South East Asia.
I am submitting my Borneo Zombies feature film entitled ‘BELABAN HIDUP –INFEKSI ZOMBIE (FIGHT FOR LIFE-ZOMBIE INFECTION) to a few International Film Festival.
This is our first international film festival feature film submission, in this film we have showcase an indigenous people's called 'The Dayak Warrior' battle with zombies in the island of Borneo. We hired many indigenous people to become our actors and crews, we travel about 200km from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur and 20km into the deep forest to begin our production. We manage to complete our whole movie in June 2020.
We have hired some of the inexperience actors from the Dayak tribe from Sarawak as well as some experience local and international actors such as Pekin Ibrahim, Pablo Amirul, Altimet (Malaysia), Katrina Grey (Slovakia) and Tegar (Indonesia) as well. All our indigenous actors are mostly first timer and volunteers, helping the production of this movie with unconditional love and working with us with little salary. This is the first ever Borneo feature horror film in Dayak language ever produced in Malaysia. We been planning this movie since 2016, we shot a short film in 2016 and uploaded in YouTube and present to some funders, and since then we secured some private funders and some government fund to kick start this feature film. Our film is funded by National Development Film Corporation of Malaysia, an agency owned by The Ministry of Multimedia and Communication of Malaysia.
The uniqueness of this movie is all shot in Borneo rainforest. All scene shooting in a natural deep forest without any green screen or CGI. All props are genuine and authentic made by the Dayak people. We have so many challenges during the shooting, we have to cross the river, sleeping in the jungle, transport our equipment using 4WD, facing the danger of some poisonous snake and insects, shooting in bad weathers (thunderstorm) and many more.
I hope the international film community can lend us a great support and recognize our hard work in order for us to continue our journey as a film maker in Borneo Island, Malaysia.
Best Wishes and Stay Safe!