Lips to Lips
2000 | Fiction
2000 | Short Film Anthology
The Big Durian
2003 | Semi-documentary
Tokyo Magic Hour
2005 | Experimental
The Year of Living Vicariously
2005 | Documentary
The Last Communist (Lelaki Komunis Terakhir)
2006 | Documentary
2007 | Fiction | Co-director
Village People Radio Show (Apa Khabar Orang Kampung)
2007 | Documentary
Kisah Pelayaran ke Terengganu / Voyage to Terengganu
2016 | Documentary
Born on December 5, 1972 in Kuala Lumpur. He has a Law degree but does not use it.
In 2000, he wrote and directed Malaysia’s first DV feature, LIPS TO LIPS.
“The film was so bad, that everyone start to think they could make a better film.” Hence the Malaysian New Wave starts from there. More known as “Malaysian Independent Film” movement, James Lee, Osman Ali etc, had then started to make their first films. Both his THE LAST COMMUNIST and VILLAGE PEOPLE RADIO SHOW were banned in Malaysia. Not that all his previous films were pass. Hence, none of Amir Muhammad’s films had been theatrically released in Malaysia.
No one could make film like Amir Muhammad. He is sharp and witty, but he is just so funny that you don’t know what to do with him. The famous incident was the screening of THE LAST COMMUNIST for the parliament members to review the ban. Expecting interviews with Chin Peng or their side of stories, the ministers were totally puzzled by the film. “It is not violent enough!” one of the minister commented. Or, other comment, “The film is too amateurish.”