After a 10 year-long hiatus, Dr. MK Pak DHum(h.c) – formerly known as Eddie Pak– will be making a comeback to the Malaysian Film Industry!
Dr. MK will be returning to the director’s chair in the local film scene also commemorates his endeavour of establishing Winner Dynasty Films & Entertainment Sdn Bhd, which was launched on the 30th of April, 2018! Dr. MK, a renowned award-winning film director and producer with 30 years of experience in the film & TV industry, found his calling in the film-making business from a very young age.
By the time he was 21, he started his film career in Hong Kong in 1981 and quickly rose to prominence in the Malaysian film industry with long-running hit TV series “Kisah Benar” and feature films like “Operasi Cegah Jenayah“, “Red-Haired Tumbler in Malaya“, “Litar Kasih” and “Syukur 21.” His final stint shortly before he decided to take a break from the local film industry was his venture in “Dimensi Cinta” in 2008, where he became the first in Malaysia then to film using the state-of-the-art red camera technology. However, adverse and unforeseen circumstances surrounded the production of “Dimensi Cinta” which made it difficult for the completed product to be released. The disappointing turn of events led to Dr. MK’s transitory break from the local film Industry.
The good news!
In tandem with his return to the scene, Winner Dynasty Films & Entertainment Sdn Bhd will be producing three new movies in Malaysia by emerging local directors! Among the films in the making are:
- Duality – (English & Malay movie)
- The Dead Zone – (Malay movie)
- Over My Dead Body – (Chinese Movie)
The recent launch doesn’t only celebrate Dr. Mk’s munificent comeback to the local film industry, but it is also the start of his undying commitment to the enhancement and development of the industry, with the formation of Winner Dynasty Films & Entertainment Sdn. Bhd. Dr. MK’s compass has also made its initial steps towards this goal by embarking on collaborations with Skop Productions Sdn Bhd, owned by Datuk Yusof Haslam as well as Amber Chia Academy.
As the Executive Director and Chairman of the company, Dr. MK aims to support Malaysian film productions and to serve as the bridge for Malaysian talents to penetrate both the Chinese and international film market.
“At the end of 10 years, I knew the time was right to return to the path I was destined for with a renewed mission and vision for the industry…but most importantly with a winning spirit! So, I knew in my heart it was time to go back to where I left…to complete my commitment and dedication to the local film industry and fulfill my destiny!”
Where has he been?
During his 10-year absence, Dr. MK ventured into TV commercials and documentaries, including a 50-minute documentary which was distributed worldwide called “Dance, The Lion.” The documentary was successfully filmed in 5 countries, screened in Cannes in 2008 and participated in the San Francisco Film Festival.
In the past 3 years, especially, his presence in China saw him experiencing the transformation of China into a major player in film production and digital content that led him to continue his filmmaking ambition through collaboration with Chinese counterparts. Fulfilling his love for animals, he also committed a large part of his time to pro-bono work with independent animal rescuers and international NGO’s in aid of preventing abuse and cruelty to animals.
According to Dr. MK, “during my time away, Dimensi Cinta remained strongly on my mind and I was waiting for the right time to return to fulfill my commitment of seeing the release of the movie – and I am pleased to say that the time is now! Under Winner Dynasty Films & Entertainment Sdn Bhd, we have started planning and pursuing the release and distribution of Dimensi Cinta- I am also proud to announce that we will share the collection of funds generated from the release of this movie with all involved cast and crew.“
In celebration of the recent launch, Winner Dynasty Films & Entertainment Sdn Bhd made the preliminary pledge of contributing towards the betterment of the Malaysian film industry. At the launch, the company contributed funds to 10 associations in the industry namely Seniman, Profima, Karyawan, FDAM, Persatuan Wartawan Hiburan Wilayah Persekutuan (PWHWP), Susan Shelter A.K.A Sai Baba Shelter, S. I Home Shelter, Hikayat Kota Dewa, The Society for the Severely Mentally Handicapped, Selangor and Wilayah Persekutuan (SSMH).