TON­TON CEL­E­BRATES TO­GETH­ER­NESS

Ton­ton’s first fea­ture film, a col­lab­o­ra­tion with YouTube sen­sa­tion Jin­ny­boyTV, opens today. Meet the cast of ‘By MY Side’ at se­lected TGV out­lets. BIBI NURSHUHADA RAMLI has the de­tails

New Straits Times - - Entertainment -

MALAYSIAN streaming ser­vice ton­ton and YouTu­ber duo Jin­ny­boyTV have col­lab­o­rated to pro­duce ro­mance drama By MY Side in cel­e­bra­tion of Malaysia Day.

To cel­e­brate its pre­miere, the film’s cast and Jin­ny­boyTV will meet fans at four main TGV out­lets be­gin­ning today.

The first stop is TGV Sun­way Pyra­mid in Subang Jaya, where cast mem­bers, such as Bran­don Ho, Josephine Yap and Ar­wind Ku­mar, and Jin­ny­boyTV’s Reuben Kang and Jin Lim, will meet fans from 3pm to 6pm today.

They will be in Pe­nang at the same time to­mor­row at TGV Gur­ney Paragon in Ge­orge Town.

On Sept 20, cast mem­bers and Jin­ny­boyTV will be at TGV Vi­vac­ity Mega­mall in Kuching from 6pm to 9pm, while on Sept 23, they will be at TGV AEON Te­brau City in Jo­hor Baru from 3pm to 6pm.

As part of the film’s re­lease, of­fi­cial By MY Side cou­ple T-shirts will be sold at se­lected TGV out­lets in Sun­way Pyra­mid, One Utama, Te­brau City, Bukit Tinggi, Jaya Shop­ping Cen­tre, Wang­sawalk, Sun­way Ve­loc­ity, Kinta City, Gur­ney Paragon, Dpulse, Viva City, Miri, Seri Man­jung, Taip­ing and Rawang.

Kang is the di­rec­tor of the film, while Lim is the ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer. By MY Side is de­scribed as a cel­e­bra­tion of Malaysia’s spirit of to­geth­er­ness.

This col­lab­o­ra­tion is ton­ton’s first orig­i­nal movie.

The film re­volves around two high school sweet­hearts, Ben (Ho) and Faye (Mar­i­anne Tan), who face a dilemma when Faye wants to at­tend a lo­cal col­lege, but Ben wants to fur­ther his stud­ies abroad.

“This is one of ton­ton’s many more col­lab­o­ra­tions, but its first orig­i­nal movie. We are ec­static.

“Jin­ny­boyTV is a YouTube sen­sa­tion, and it was won­der­ful work­ing with them and cre­at­ing some­thing that many Malaysians can re­late to,” said Me­dia Prima TV Net­works di­rec­tor of ton­ton, li­cens­ing and mer­chan­dis­ing Airin Zainul.

The sup­port­ing cast for By MY Side are Na­dia Nash, Adam Shamil and Maggy Wang.

There will be cameo ap­pear­ances by Malaysian YouTu­bers, such as Jared Lim, Ernest Ng, Joseph Ger­mani, Dennis Yin, Luq­man Podol­ski, Shawn Lee, Jenn Chia and Mark O’dea, as well as Man­dopop duo and ton­ton’s Chi­nese am­bas­sador, ThomasJack.

For more in­for­ma­tion, log on to www.ton­ton.com.my.

‘By MY Side’ cast mem­bers Bran­don Ho (left) and Mar­i­anne Tan

Jin­ny­boyTV duo Jin Lim (left) and Reuben Kang

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