Malaysia’s First Online Radio Drama – A Dark Crime Comedy
“Derek Kong, Private Investigator” is Malaysia’s first online radio drama, presented by Theater of the Mind (TOTM), supported by the Cultural Economy Development Agency (Cendana), MyCreative Ventures and the Malaysian Creative Industry Stimulus Package (Prisma).
Featuring an all-star cast starring the actor-director Gavin Yapthe show produced by Anita Woo is set to premiere July 31 on Spotify, Soundcloud, YouTube, and Apple Podcasts.
Yap and Woo are part of the voice-over cast, along with Charifah Amani, Douglas Lim, Radhi Khalid, Natacha Mohdali and Caleb Ng Kah Lok.
Derek Kong is written and created by Amina Jindaniwith audio design by Tribe Audio, sound effects by Muhammad Yunous and Yeop Mahidinmusic courtesy of PremiumBeat.com and Envato Music, and jingles courtesy of 101 Studios.
Amina said she created the radio play for “avoid boredom” during the two-year Movement Control Order (MCO) during Covid-19.
Derek Kong tells the story of a TTDI-based detective who works alone and solves cases by fantasizing that he is a character from a 1950s noir drama.
In the pilot episode – ‘The zucchini bike case‘, a waitress presents Derek Kong with the case of a missing cyclist who has mysteriously disappeared from social media without a trace. When clues lead to a known dangerous gang, Kong must chase and find them.
Derek Kong can be rated on YouTube TOTM Malaysia, Soundcloud Theater Of The Mind – MY and Facebook Theater Of The Mind TOTM.