Private Project


Belle is a woman who feels depressed with the demands of the surrounding environment, and desire from within, wants to create her new self.

  • Dery Prananda
    Amelis, Arohuai, The Other Side Of The Beach, Song Of The Wind
  • Vidya T Ariestya
    Makmum, Makmum 2,
  • Vidya T Ariestya
  • Bella Devina
    Key Cast
  • Hendry Sulistyo
    Line Producer
    Raja Penggota
  • Sabang Prayogi
    Director of Photography
  • Aji Permana
  • Endro Gusmoro
    Sound Designer
  • Azka Nafisa
    Art Director
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    20 minutes
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    June 1, 2021
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Director Biography - Dery Prananda

Dery Prananda is a filmmaker based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Dery works as a director and line producer on local independent film productions in Indonesia and is also an academic and teaching a film production in some colleges in Jakarta and Yogyakarta. Dery also a fixer for journalists and filmmakers from outside Indonesia. Dery sometimes gets ideas for the characters in his films, from his everyday life experience.
Dery graduated at Master of Art in Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Surakarta, in 2017. Dery Prananda directed the short film, Amelis, in 2016, which was selected by several film festivals in Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Germany and Argentina, and was nominated for Best Film at the ReelOzInd Australia Indonesia Short Film Festival (Australia). In 2021 Dery will release two short film, “Hileta” and “Tan”. His body of work for filmmaking is influenced by Apichatpong Weerashetakul, Akira Kurosawa, and Garin Nugroho’s works.

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Director Statement

The story of the film Hileta is inspired by a new phenomenon in South Korea, "fake funerals". This film does not invite people to commit suicide but rather invites others to simply "pause" from the fast rhythm of life that is lived, especially by people who live in urban areas. It is still a debate whether a fake funeral is necessary? But looking at statistics, for now, Indonesia has a prevalence of people with mental disorders around 1 in 5 of the population, meaning that around 20% of the population in Indonesia has the potential for mental disorders. In addition, data from the Indonesian National Police in 2020 reported that there were 671 cases of death due to suicide. Meanwhile, the Village Potential (Podes) data from the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) in 2021 states that there have been 5,787 suicide victims and suicide attempts. So I think we in Indonesia need an "other way" to deal with this. And "fake funerals", while unpopular in Indonesia, could be a bit of a solution, although expecting it to solve the problem of Indonesia's high suicide and depression rates is difficult. The state should be able to provide a safe space for its youth – a place to imagine, play, and hope.