Spilt Gravy

Screenwriters begin adapting ‘Spilt Gravy On Rice’ for film

After three successful stage runs of ‘Spilt Gravy On Rice’, Zahim Albakri had an idea: to adapt the play into a feature film.

In 2010, the Albakris had decided to sell their family home. Designed by Zahim’s father, the late architect Dato’ Haji Ikmal Hisham Albakri, their home was situated in the middle of Kuala Lumpur. Knowing that it would inevitably be lost to development, the Albakris wanted to find a preserve a part of their father’s architectural legacy and their love for the home they grew up in. This prompted Zahim to consider the home as a backdrop to the film adaptation of Spilt Gravy on Rice.

Zahim then enlisted writer and researcher June Tan as a screenwriter to begin adapting Spilt Gravy on Rice. Together with playwright Jit Murad, the trio began turning the beloved stage script into a screenplay.