Private Project


After receiving a blood test result and learning the name of his soul mate, Jon, a nerdy high school boy goes to confess his love for his high school crush and friend, Vio, a tomboy teen girl, despite not being each other's chosen soulmates. They both begin an unlawful relationship. At the end of the school year near the Vio's supposed marriage with her soulmate, she suggests for them to run away together, but Jon is hesitant, very much aware of the government's regulation against choosing your own partner.

  • Winnie Benjamin
  • Shekinah Glory Nelwan
    1st Assistant Director
  • Winnie Benjamin
  • Gabriel Bima
  • Jourdy Pranata
    Key Cast
    "Jonathan Aditya"
  • Sheila Miranda Bell
    Key Cast
    "Violet Sugandi"
  • Wani Siregar
    Key Cast
  • Calista Fernanda
    Key Cast
  • Martian Angjaya
    Key Cast
  • Kevin Ezekiel
    Associate Producer
  • Aldo Yordan Richard
    Unit Production Manager
  • Alexander Ariel Murwijanto
    Production Assistant
  • Anastasia Sava
    Production Assistant
  • Kiv Silva
    Director of Photography
  • Alvin Jemmy
    1st Assistant Camera
  • Nathanael Joshua
    2nd Assistant Camera
  • Martian Angjaya
  • Andik Catmoko
  • Oman
    Best Boy
  • Rizqi Aprilia
    Best Boy
  • Femi Gunawan
    Production Designer
  • Najla Khalisha
    Art Director
  • Riyan Silubun
    Property Master
  • Adrianus Pramono
    Property Master
  • Naufal Hanif Putera Novianto
    Art Assistant
  • Fadhilah Naufal Purnama
    Sound Recordist
  • Willy Tangkilisan
    Boom Operator
  • Gladys Sulistiono
    Hair and Makeup Design
  • Batari Aurel
    Wardrobe Master
  • Adiguna Palinrungi
    Talent Coordinator
  • Gabriel Bima
  • Winnie Benjamin
  • Gabriel Bima
    Online Editor
  • Andrew Saputro
    Sound Mixer
  • Re(VISI) Post
  • Euniqe Patricia
    Graphic Design
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Drama, Romance
  • Runtime:
    28 minutes 49 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 5, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
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    RED DCI 4K
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  • Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival (JAFF)
    Jogjakarta, Indonesia
    November 20, 2019
    Indonesian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Ganesha Film Festival
    Bandung, Indonesia
    February 15, 2020
    Official Selection
  • SEA Movie Fest
    Jogjakarta, Indonesia
    November 17, 2019
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Winnie Benjamin

Winnie Benjamin is an Indonesian Filmmaker and current Film Student at Binus University Film Program. She is a writer and director who has produced several short films during her university years. She is the writer and director of Suburbia.

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Director Statement

In this alternate version of the suburban, people’s choices are regulated more than its otherwise very similar reality. These regulations make for a less complicated affair, and people generally respect this notion. That is something that often occurs in reality, in ways slightly different from the film. However, sometimes the regulation cannot be applied to certain circumstances and fail at being all-inclusive to its people. For me, abiding by certain regulations means I was missing out on my greatest desires.

I had a fear that I would live the rest of my life in the suburbs as the world turns each day and I would be stuck in one position my whole life, missing out on thousands of new feelings and experiences that others have tasted. Therefore, I had to make a change as soon as possible, before my youth pass by and my life is settled. This meant that I had to surrender everything I have known and learned to be the standard in exchange for something new, exciting, and life changing. This is an experience that I want to communicate through the film; that sometimes taking a risk can be worth the while.