Private Project

BUDDYGUARD

Emergency vehicles such as ambulances in Special Region of Yogyakarta are often hampered while traveling to the hospital despite carrying critical patients. The strong sound of the siren was no longer able to penetrate the dense traffic. This condition provoked the initiative of a group of young people in Special Region of Yogyakarta to form a community of volunteers named "Team Escort Ambulance Jogja" or T.E.A.J who moved to guard the ambulance in various street situations so that the ambulance as soon as possible reached the hospital. Ranging from breaking up crowded streets for ambulances, racing at high speed, to dividing tasks in ambulance escort.

  • Adinda Yayang Dwirana
    Director
  • Robby Andre R
    Writer
  • Adinda Yayank Dwirana
    Writer
  • Fuad Ahmad
    Producer
  • Yosua Arsta Kurniawan
    Key Cast
  • Muh Taufiq Wicaksono
    Key Cast
  • Bernadus Novan Kristianto
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    BUDDYGUARD
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    23 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 10, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    Indonesia
  • Country of Filming:
    Indonesia
  • Language:
    Indonesian
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • First-Time Filmmaker Sessions 2019
    England
    United Kingdom
    September 15, 2019
    Official Selection Lift-off Global Network First-Time Filmmaker Sessions 2019
  • The Lift-Off Sessions 2019
    Iver, England
    United Kingdom
    October 13, 2019
    Official Selection Lift-off Global Network Sessions 2019
  • GZDOC, Next Wave Award International Student Documentary Competition
    Guangzhou
    China
    Semifinalist
  • The 11 Best #SubmitYourFilm Movies of 2019

    Canada
    The 11 Best #SubmitYourFilm Movies of 2019
  • LAMPA International Film Festival
    Perm
    Russian Federation
    October 14, 2020
    Rusia Premiere
    Nomination Best Documentary
  • Sardar Vallabhbai Patel International Film Festival
    Gujarat
    India
    Best Indonesian Film
  • Solo Documentary
    Surakarta
    Indonesia
    October 29, 2020
    Finalis Layar Selat (Kompetisi Kategori Mahasiswa)
  • Dalusani Awards
    Jakarta
    Indonesia
    September 30, 2020
    Best Short Documentary & People Choice
  • The 3rd Meihodo International Youth Visual Media Festival
    Fukuoka City
    Japan
    December 23, 2020
    Japan Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Adinda Yayang Dwirana

Adinda Yayank Dwirana, born in Medan, Sumatra North, Indonesia. Now studying at Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta since 2016, Interested in the field of documentary film and taking focus in documentary film. The documentary film titled "BUDDYGUARD" in 2019 became the first documentary film directed.

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Director Statement

This film depicts the reality of an emergency situation when operating in Indonesia, one of which is the Special Region of Yogyakarta. How difficult it is for the community to have empathy for emergencies such as ambulances that bring patients. The establishment of community volunteers move T.E.A.J as escorting an ambulance to get to the hospital a proof of the apathy of the public and the authorities to realize that the life of man is precious. This film takes the perspective of the members of T.E.A.J themselves over the anxiety they experienced.