Isazaly spearheads Kino-i’s involvement into new media. He believes that digital technology will be the next revolution in filmmaking for this new millennium. Isazaly’s in-depth research on ‘Digital Filmmaking’ since 1998 as Head of the Research & Development Department at Kino-i has been a key advantage in the company’s foothold in the demanding world of digital technology. Isazaly is also one of the co-founder of Kino-i Pictures Sdn Bhd.
Isazaly or Zalee as he is best known, has been involved in film and television production in both Malaysia and Singapore. His journey into filmmaking is natural as Zalee, a child actor since the age of 10, practically grew up on production sets in Singapore. After completing his studies in Product and Graphic Design at the La Salle College of Arts, he came to Malaysia to pursue filmmaking at Akademi Filem Malaysia. During this time, he was selected to represent the academy at the 7th Independent Du Film Festival held in Brussels, in 1997.
He graduated from the academy with flying colors in 1999 while his graduation film project, entitled “Between Jasmine and His Deep Blue Sea” was awarded ‘Best Film Project’ by the KODAK Worldwide Student Program of Malaysia. It was also short- listed for various categories in the 6th AFM’s Film & Video Festival. Other awards include ‘Best Editing’ at the 5th Akademi Filem Malaysia Film. He was also among the Technical Consultants in setting up FINASPost (FINAS Post-Production House) Non-Linear Editing System in 1996.
Zalee is also a Blackmagic Master Trainer for Davinci Resolve in Malaysia and has conducted various training mainly in Post-Production in Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and Indonesia.