Monday, June 25, 2007

"Muallaf". Water, water everywhere!

I love my crew.

Whenever it starts to rain, no matter how important it is for the scene to be bright and sunny, we take a break.

No one complains, no one curses. Everyone looks to the sky, smiles, and whispers, "Praise the Lord." (Alhamdulillah.)

Ipoh was extraordinarily wet during the making of "Muallaf", and yet we completed our shoot three days ahead of schedule, using up only 90 cans of film when we had anticipated 110.

Oh, the magic that is contained within that simple phrase "Alhamdulillah".

As always, everytime it starts to rain, some bystanders will ask, "Does this upset your schedule?"

To which we usually reply, "Perhaps. But in life, rain is more important than film!"

And that never fails to bring a smile to their faces as well as ours.