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Promoter in Paradise (Series Pilot)

Tuti, a recent college grad with big dreams is struggling to catch a break in the dog-eat-dog job market – especially with the added pressure of a Mother looking to see her married. Upon stumbling into the aftermath of a major party, Tuti accidentally lands a role with Bali’s premier Event Manager, Tina. It looks like Tuti’s dream might be within reach but Tina’s in a lurch: her P.A. Maya has defected to the opposition camp.
With the big event only 2 days away, it’s up to Tuti to make sure the food and wine stay on the menu, the music keeps playing and the egos are stroked.

Our young hero from the Bali ‘burbs is up against powerful forces determined to see her fail. Tuti must not only survive the next 48 hours but also pull off the party of the year to keep her dream alive.

  • Joseph J.U. Taylor
    Dark Waters, Tina Arena Rest Tour Concert, Whale Watching.
  • Joseph J.U. Taylor (Screenplay, Story)
    Whale Watching, Dark Waters
  • Arian Ardie (Story)
  • Sarah Mühlhause (Story)
    Whale Watching
  • Joseph J.U. Taylor
    3000Hands, Tina Arena Reset Tour Concert, Dark Waters, Whale Watching, Lost in Paradise: Luchsinger and the Gods
  • Joe Yaggi
  • Orlando Bassi
    The Wigmaker, The Little Wig, Dead Squad, Lost in Paradise: Luchsinger and the Gods
  • Tara Adia
    Key Cast
    Sara & Fei – Stadhuis Schandaal.
  • Natasha Gott
    Key Cast
    The Carousel Never Stops, Turning, Pai Kau, Petak Umpet Minako, Indera ke Enam, After the Dark.
  • Sarah Mühlhause
    Key Cast
    Fuga de Cerebros, Neanderthal, The Time We Call Life, Anna and Love
  • Indra Geed Saputra
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    24 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 31, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
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  • Language:
    English, Indonesian
  • Shooting Format:
    4K RED
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Director Biography - Joseph J.U. Taylor

Joseph J.U. Taylor (Director/Writer) is an Actor, Writer, Director and Producer who has lived and worked in Indonesia for almost 25 years.
As a founding partner of Seeding Time Pictures, producing content under the mantra Stories That Matter, he wrote and produced the short form documentaries 3000 Hands. Joseph worked on filming Tina Arena’s Reset Tour in Australia (2016), the feature documentary Power of Pearl (2018) and wrote, acted in and produced Dark Waters (2018) for ABC TV - Iview.
Joseph’s pilot script for the TV series Bali Sutra was a winner of the HOOQ (parent company SONY) Filmmakers Guild screenwriting program.
As an actor, Joseph has appeared in over 50 films including the award winning One Less God, numerous TV shows (Deadly Women, Home & Away, The House of Bond, Strike Back, The Singapore Grip), web series and stage shows.

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Director Statement

Ego's a Vice... Karma's a Bitch.
Promoter in Paradise is a timely yet classic comedic take on the “fish out of water” hero’s tale with a young woman finding her way in the cut throat event industry. Like Crazy Rich Asians, this story is dominated by a diverse, female driven, Asian cast but where the former is entrenched in glitz, glamour and excess, Promoter in Paradise straddles both the indulgent “good times” of Bali’s high end tourism and the traditional and culturally unique sensibility of daily life on the Island of the Gods. Despite Bali being a tourist mecca with over five million foreign visitors a year there has yet to be a series made on the island for an international audience. The world at large has a one-dimensional view of Bali as the "number one island holiday destination". Where Bali has appeared on screen it has largely been a colourful backdrop for the interaction of interloping outsiders and has rarely integrated the culture and people of Bali as critical storytelling elements. Promoter in Paradise is the series that reflects a version of Bali that is truly compelling and much closer to the truth: the contrasting experiences of tourists spending thousands of dollars a night indulging themselves or locals simply enjoying each other with a meal at a street side stall for a dollar or two. The true mystique of Bali is how this incredibly rich culture, steeped in a karmic view of the world, where all things whether good or bad must maintain balance and harmony: this is the heart of the fast paced world of Promoter in Paradise.