Realiti - Episode 5 notes

A word before I begin this. Despite what some people might think, I am not a producer for Realiti, merely a humble scriptwriter. The real producers are Ping Ho and Anne Low of Popiah Pictures, who do the hard work of coming up with the original idea, figuring out the structure for the whole series, selling it to the studio, finding sponsors, casting the actors, approving locations, directing, and, yes, occasionally writing for the show.

Because I get along with Ping relatively well, we also spend hours in coffee shops throwing ideas at each other, as well as dissecting scripts. Note that he is the one who decides what stays and what goes. On the other hand, I take immense pride in having helped shape a large part of the series. This is, without doubt, the proudest piece of writing work I have ever been involved with. I'm sure it's not the best I can do, but it feels like I'm getting there.

Anyway, as usual, I have spoilers throughout this post. So, if you prefer, you can first watch it on YouTube: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

By the way, Melissa has her own Behind-the-Scenes thing for this episode on her blog. Because she doesn't believe in permalinking her posts (WHY?!!), you'll have to scroll down to the post marked 'excess baggage', and then scroll down a little more after the list. In it she talks about wiping her tears and mascara on Amir, sleazy fans and what she thinks of her singing.

Realiti. 10pm Sundays on 8TV, starring Azizan Nin, Ashraf Sinclair, Melissa Maureen, Alvin Wong, Chelsia Ng, Radhi Khalid. With Nazrudin Rahman, Juliana Ibrahim, Maria Farida, Lydia Ibtisam, Gambit, Kee Thuan Chye, Nell Ng, Cheyenne Stutzriem, Reefa, Aishah Sinclair, Mazin Siraj. Guest appearance by Douglas Lim. What would you do to become a star?

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posted on Monday, October 02, 2006 - permalink
That was quick! Thank you for making my days a little less mundane! You rock!
cool site...kudos!
hmm.. was wondering if u could actually post those mp3 they sang in the show... lol... i meant the original version :P except chelsia ler... i'm still looking for her album... where to cari??!!
Well, even if I did have the mp3s on my hard disk, I don't think I could post them because of copyright and license issues - for example, what if 8TV wanted to release a soundtrack album? If you pester them, they might, you know... (I'm assuming that when you say 'original', you mean the original recording tracks that Zizan/Ashraf/Melissa/Alvin/Chelsia sang in the studio.)

If you want the original artists' versions, try - RM3 a song, and you can pay by SMS too!
although baby cant' sing...
but her song kept ringing on my head!!
I like to think of it as 'Baby sings in her own special way'...
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