Utan the Rambutan

Utan wants to fly in the sky like a bird, but Utan is only a rambutan fruit stuck in a tree.

  • Andra Fembriarto
    The Lightdancer, The Raining Tree
  • Andra Fembriarto
    The Lightdancer, The Raining Tree
  • Andra Fembriarto
    The Lightdancer, The Raining Tree
  • Andra Fembriarto
    Key Cast
    "Utan Rambutan"
  • Ari Larinka
    Key Cast
    "Galah Gahar"
  • Grace Tan-Johannes
    Key Cast
    "Baby Rambutan"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Utan Rambutan
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
    Fantasy, adventure, children, family
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 18, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 USD
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Director Biography - Andra Fembriarto

Andra Fembriarto is a passionate writer, director, and videographer with a wide range of educational and entertainment webseries such as Jalan-Jalan Men and Sunset on a Rooftop. Andra also makes award winning short films such as Pohon Penghujan (The Raining Tree), Sinema Purnama (Moonlight Cinema), and Gamelan Noise. Andra obtained his bachelor degree in Communication from the University of Technology Sydney in 2007. It is his ultimate dream to produce Indonesia-inspired fantasy films and fictional novels.

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Director Statement

“Utan the Rambutan” is a character I came up with while sitting beneath a rambutan tree in 2009. I saw one fell with two leaves still attached to its twig. Then, I wondered what the lives of rambutan was like up on that tree and how they have to deal with a bamboo stick always trying to pick them off.
That day, I was also struggling on helping my dad start a small restaurant. I encountered a lot of challenges and I just wanted to fly away. I wanted to find new experiences elsewhere and one day come back and help with the business. So then, I had an idea about an underdog who one day achieve the goal he/she is dreaming of and use that achievement to help others.
“Utan the Rambutan” is an animated film about an underdog who strive not just to prove him/herself but to be able to help others in need. I want to make this as an animated short because I want children and their parents to see a story that they can enjoy together.