04/04/2023 04:31 PM

KUCHING, April 4 (Bernama) -- The producer of the horror movie ‘Sumpahan Jerunai’ is looking for a talented Sarawak-born artist to come out with a poster for the movie before it is released in July.

The horror movie depicts a true story about the history of the Melanau tribe in relation to the aristocratic burial customs in the days before the reign of the White Rajah of Sarawak.

Seni Duapuluh Duapuluh Sdn Bhd production executive director, Wendy Wong said the best poster will be submitted to the FIN Atlantic International Film Festival for a poster contest.

“We want to expose the hidden talents of Sarawakians at the international level besides wanting them to appreciate the customs and culture of one of Sarawak's forgotten minorities.

“To date, six institutions of higher learning (IPT) in Sarawak are participating in the film poster competition and the Kuching Malaysian Arts School is also participating,” she said at a press conference to announce the Sumpahan Jerunai poster competition here today.

The six IPTs are the Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus, University Malaysia Sarawak, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Segi University Sarawak, Cosmopoint College Kuching dan Limkokwing Institute of Creative Technology.

Meanwhile. the production company executive director, Datuk Nancie Foo said the shooting of the horror movie involving the Melanau culture will also be carried out at the actual location of the Jerunai pole in Kampung Telian Mukah.

“We will also feature the heir of the seventh aristocratic descendants in this film in an effort to show the original work while re-enacting the event using the original custom," he said.

Among the experienced and well-known artists in the movie are Bront Palarae, Syafie Naswip, Amerul Affendi, Tony Eusoff, Uqasha Senrose and Ruminah Sidek.