TAR UC Alumna Makes Waves with International AwardsNovember 12, 2020 | Achievement News
Mickey Lai Loke Yee, a Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (‘TAR UC’) Bachelor’s Degree in Communication (Broadcasting) graduate, is making waves with her debut film when she won her second international award at the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (‘NFFTY’), US recently where she was presented with the ‘New Talent Award’ for her film ‘The Cloud is Still There’. This is following her win of ‘Best Performance Award’ at the SeaShorts Film 2020 Festival, an annual celebration of Southeast Asian Short Film held earlier in September this year. Apart from these two awards, Loke Yee’s film was also officially selected to compete in the 25th Busan International Film Festival, one of the most significant film festivals in Asia and Norwich Film Festival, UK.
Mickey Lai Loke Yee’s story entitled “The Cloud Is Still There” is a semi- autobiographical short film that is based on her real-life experience. It is also the thesis film that she had made when she was studying MA in Film and TV Production in London, UK. The film was written in the UK, and then shot in Malaysia. The film revolved around the relationship between the Christian daughter and her Taoist mother.