Private Project

The Dream is on Jakarta - [25 mins]

Tristan is an aspiring director. However, his dream of creating his first ambitious short film is in jeopardy when his perfect location is going to be demolished in 2 weeks and he doesn't have any cash on hand to shoot the film on the remaining time.

  • Widya Arafah
  • Widya Arafah
  • Tsabita Ramadhanti
  • Widya Arafah
  • Ravi Pestrani
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  • Violla Georgie
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  • Luqman Ski
    Key Cast
  • Sinema Sora
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    25 minutes
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    July 31, 2023
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    6,620 USD
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Director Biography - Widya Arafah

Widya has always had an immense desire to be a full-fledged Film Director since her Junior High School years. Due to, and to further nurture, her desire, she had made dozens of films for the last eight years, for which and for her consistency and determination she was elected Chairman for her school and her university’s filmmaking community 3CINEMA and Fiktif respectively. Through, but not limited to, those ventures in mentioned communities, Widya nurtures her huge passion and builds her vision for the medium of film by directing several productions. Among them is a film titled ‘Lalu’ which received tremendous support during all stages of productions, positive public reception, and array of recognitions and invited showings in festivals including the 17th Jogja -NETPAC Asian Film Festival 2022 due to its preparation quality, intimate nuances, and emotion-inducing story. However, those experiences are mere beginnings to her long, arduous, yet extremely exciting odyssey of learning and growing to fully embody the Film Director she always aspires to be.

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Director Statement

'Jakarsa: The Dream is on Jakarta' is a love letter for my past, present and future selves; Stories of how the twists and turns in having dreams, reaching dreams, to determining where to go at every crossroads.

Jakarta is not where I was born or live. I live in another city which is located on the outskirts of Jakarta but the city living of where I live revolves around Jakarta. Since I was little, every morning I saw hundreds of cars leaving for Jakarta to work, even at night, hundreds of these cars returned to their respective homes that were not in Jakarta. Gradually when I turned 20 I began to realize that my dream, or maybe 'our' dream was centered on Jakarta. Everything is in Jakarta, that's why everyone goes to Jakarta. My dream was born and formed over the city and back to the city. Therefore, dream and city have a close relationship. The city shapes us to have a dream, while at the same time giving us a choice of the dreams we have.