Private Project


A pickpocket who has been wanted by the police, trying to kill a friend who had cooperated with the police to take him to jail.

  • Dennise Joyliem
  • Dennise Joyliem
  • Daffa Rosadi
  • Wincent Leonard The
    Key Cast
  • Michael Kenny
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 19, 2023
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    Digital 35mm
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Binus University
Director Biography - Dennise Joyliem

Dennise Joyliem is a film student and she's currently in her 4th semester at Binus University. Deception was the first thriller short film written and directed by Dennise Joyliem. Since high school, Dennise has loved watching movies and series from various streaming services and interested plus enjoys editing videos, which starts with doing schoolwork. During this time, Dennise is interested in knowing the world of cinema. In 2021, Dennise will continue her education by studying at Binus University and majoring in film to learn and gain experience and knowledge in producing a short or feature film.

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Director Statement

Films about pickpockets are rarely made in Indonesia. By using a character like a pickpocket, the audience gets a new experience in getting to know a character who fundamentally does something wrong, but people can support that character because of their background, which fundamentally didn't want to become a pickpocket from the beginning. With this film, I want to convey that our lives are influenced by the environment around us and the people we consider friends. Everyone will come in and out of our lives, and in this short film, we can see that no matter how close a friend is, their habits can change the friendship and determine our fate. So, think again and look around you, whether the people you consider friends are truly your friends.