Maxis 4G and YouTube unveil Malaysia’s first 360° film series

To celebrate Merdeka and Malaysia Day 2016, Maxis 4G and YouTube today premiered the first 360° film series in Malaysia — Maxis Rojak 360°. The film series is produced by five homegrown award-winning storytellers.

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“YouTube first launched support for 360-degree video 18-months ago and it’s been fantastic to see it being embraced by Malaysian creators and brands like Maxis to tell inspiring and awesome Malaysia Day stories through virtual reality. What’s especially exciting about this new mode of storytelling is that it removes the physical constraints we’re so used to in two dimensions and lets creativity and experimentation soar even higher — our heartiest congratulations to Maxis on the premier of #MaxisRojak360,” said Prashant Pathmanaban, Industry Head Google Malaysia.

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Samsung Malaysia also took the the opportunity to preview the Gear VR headset, which allowed the preview audience to pan, rotate and explore the films in every direction. Below are the first 3 films, highly recommend you to enjoy on a mobile screen:

1. “Lost and Found” by The Ming Thing

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Focusing on our differences sometimes makes us lose our way. But embracing them is how we can find it again.

Disclaimer: For best viewing experience on mobile, please watch the short film on the YouTube app.

2. “Rojak Cow Cow” by Veedu Productions

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A film making our differences count. Set on a day a family is moving into their new home. With a cow called Letchumi.

Disclaimer: For best viewing experience on mobile, please watch the short film on the YouTube app.

3. “We Normally Cham It in Malaysia” by RED People

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A day in the life of one anonymous Malaysian, shot uniquely in 360 from the 1st person point of view. A film about diversity and what makes us family.

Disclaimer: For best viewing experience on mobile, please watch the short film on the YouTube app.

In addition, there are two more films will be released in time for Malaysia Day. You can visit here to find out more about Maxis Rojak 360°.