Born in Jakarta, Indonesia, in the year 1995, Bobby Fernando was introduced to the world of creative fiction early by various Japanese Tokusatsu shows, as well as VHS tapes of Batman (1989) and RoboCop (1987). A juvenile gateway, perhaps, but it instilled in him a profound sense of awe and fascination that, over the years, would evolve into a deep love toward the vast medium of motion picture, unbound by any specific genre or circumstance.
After studying animation at Universitas Multimedia Nusantara, Bobby was granted the opportunity to direct his first short film, Ahasveros (2020), which would go on to be featured in several international film festivals, and, most notably, won the title for the Best Short Animated Film at the 41st Indonesian Film Festival. This, hopefully, can serve as a solid foundation for him to nurture his talent, and fulfil his aspiration to keep making animated movies in any length or genre - though still with the markings of his own, unique perspective, and oft-sentimental touch - as he is passionate about asserting the presence of animation as a medium; not a constraint or an excuse, nor something that has to be asked, "Why?" but simply an artistic medium that can be.