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Akhirat: A Love Story

A young couple of different religious faiths and very much in love, meet a tragic accident that puts both of them in a coma and sets their spirits off on a quest to figure out how to be together in the afterlife where interfaith couples are not allowed to enter the same afterworld.

  • Jason Iskandar
    Quarantine Tales (segment: Prankster), Elegi Melodi (short), Dan Kembali Bermimpi (short), Balik Jakarta (short)
  • Jason Iskandar
    Quarantine Tales, Elegi Melodi (short), Dan Kembali Bermimpi (short), Balik Jakarta (short)
  • Shanty Harmayn
    Impetigore, Crazy Awesome Teachers, Tunnel, Trese, The East, Quarantine Tales, Garuda Di Dadaku, The Dancer, Garuda Di Dadaku 2
  • Aoura Lovenson
    Impetigore, Crazy Awesome Teachers, Quarantine Tales, Negeri 5 Menara
  • Tanya Yuson
    Crazy Awesome Teachers, Tunnel, Trese, Quarantine Tales, Hannah Montana: The Movie
  • Florence Giovani
    Quarantine Tales (segment: Prankster), Elegi Melodi (short), Dan Kembali Bermimpi (short)
  • Adipati Dolken
    Key Cast
    Warkop DKI Reborn 3 & 4, #FriendButMarried 2, #FriendButMarried, Possesive
  • Della Dartyan
    Key Cast
    Love For Sale, Love For Sale 2, Pocong The Origin, Gundala, Detak, Tarian Lengger Maut
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    Akhirat: A Love Story
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    1 hour 52 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 9, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    425,000 USD
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    ARRIRAW 3.4K
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Director Biography - Jason Iskandar

Jason Iskandar was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, 1991. His filmmaking career began when he was 17 in a documentary film competition held by Jakarta Arts Council, where his short film ‘Sarung Petarung’ (2007) won 3 awards including Best Documentary Film.

His following film, ‘Territorial Pissings’ (2010) won Best Short Film at the Jogja-Netpac Asian Film Festival 2010. In 2013, his short film ‘Seserahan’ (2013) was nominated for the best short film in 25th Singapore International Film Festival. In 2018, he’s nominated for Best Short Film in Festival Film Indonesia (Piala Citra) for his short film ‘Elegi Melodi’ (2018). He’s currently preparing his first feature film, a fantasy romance set in contemporary Jakarta.

Jason Iskandar is also listed as the founder of Studio Antelope, along with producer Florence Giovani. Studio Antelope is a production house that not only produces feature films, but also collaborates with various prestigious brands to create branded content on smaller screens.

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Director Statement

Two weeks before I married my wife Florence, who is also the producer of this film, a question suddenly popped up in my mind: if I died, would we meet again in the afterlife? Will people of different faiths go to the same afterlife? After we got married, we left Jakarta for our honeymoon, but this question kept bothering me and I decided to start writing Akhirat: A Love Story in the middle of our honeymoon trip.

While watching this film, I want the audience to question the same thing. I want to invite them to wonder: if the universe separates humans, can the power of love reunite us? To tell you such story, I think there is no better vehicle than the fantasy genre. I believe fantasy stories are able to urge the audience to imagine unusual situations and to re-question the value we hold as human beings.

Because after all, the world might be temporary, but love is forever.