The spider whisperer

One day, thousands of spiders invaded the house of a farmer, Luh Sukarmi in Bali (Indonesia) and they never left again.
What is she going to do?

  • Amélie Jaya
  • Amélie Jaya
  • Amélie Jaya
  • Britta Brecht
    Key Cast
  • I Putu Sutarman Jaya
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    6 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2023
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Director Biography - Amélie Jaya

Amélie Jaya is making stage debut with this production. She's from Switzerland and studied Film Directing (2020) as well as Documentary Filmmaking (2022) at the New York Film Academy (NYFA) doing hands-on workshops and intensive courses.

Before being a filmmaker, she did a Bachelor in Business administration and was working in the watch industry for several years.

Amélie focuses on telling people's true stories and points of view. She's always seeking special characters and original stories that open the audience's eyes to another way of seeing the world.

In addition, to creating documentaries, she's also a cinematographer, a photographer, and an editor creating travel, sports and outdoor content.

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Director Statement

One day, my husband (who's Balinese) returned from visiting his aunt (Luh Sukarmi) and showed me a video of all the spiders around her house knowing that I really fear them.

Frightened, I started to question him: how can your aunt live with them? Why doesn’t she get rid of them? Is she scared? Did she think about moving out?

While he started to explain to me a bit more about her beliefs, I quickly understood that she had a complete other point of view on this situation. It really opened my eyes to how sometimes a situation arises in our lives and it’s up to us to decide what we are going to do about it. This story is also about perspective: instead of fighting something that is hard to control, we can decide to let it go and live in harmony with it. I also wanted to know more about how religion and our beliefs can help to overcome some situations.

It was important to me to tell her story because I think that it’s such a unique way of seeing the world and it gives the audience a whole new angle on things.

Maybe what we fear is just about the perspective that we have on it ?