Brunei’s first zombie series premieres Friday Night (28.10.2021)

October 29, 2021 By Jimi Ha Off

Syafi Halim. PHOTO: PROGRESIF

Local YouTuber Syafi Halim, 22, is premiering his directorial debut TV series Kitani today at 8pm on Progresif YouTube channel.

Made with the support of local content streaming platform, Progresif Media, the zombie-apocalypse themed series will have its first episode aired for free on the Youtube channel.

It will be a one-time broadcast of the first episode and the audience will need to subscribe to Progresif Media to watch the remaining five episodes of the series.

Syafi Halim, who celebrated his birthday this week, began his content creation journey in 2019 producing vlogs and satirical comedy videos. Syafi’s first big brush with viral online fame came as the video producer wrote and directed a short film called Simpati tackling the topic of racism.

Syafi’s content creation journey grew from strength to strength, eventually ending up in partnership with Progresif Media to produce Brunei’s first ‘zombie apocalypse’ series, Kitani.

Syafi said, “Kitani is the first for Brunei and it’s just different from anything before, I really hope Bruneians come out to watch and I think they’ll love it.”

Produced by New Waves Films in collaboration with Progresif Media, Kitani is a six-episode series with English and Bruneian Malay as the spoken languages throughout the series.

Kitani is set in the aftermath of a viral outbreak that transforms humans into deadly, undead creatures known as ‘Jangkits’. The series follows the lives of siblings, Nazurah and Ilyas, as they try to stay alive while under the constant threat of aggressive opportunists, ‘The Cure’, who controls the street in the day while the dead ‘Jangkits’ roam at night. Their survival skills are put to a test when Ilyas starts an unlikely friendship with a member of The Cure.

— Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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