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Udin's Inferno

Set in an Indonesian suburban Middle-Class neighborhood, Udin’s Inferno, tells a story about 12 years old kid named Udin, who got traumatized after reading a comic book about a depiction of hell torture.
In the book, Udin sees a very graphic and disturbing violent depiction of tormented sinners that haunts him throughout the day. One of the sinners in the book is a person who got a tattoo in his life. One of his friends mock Udin, a tattooed person in the book is Udin’s father, a guy who got tattoos all over his body.
Udin thinks if he can manage to erase his father’s tattoo, he can save him and his father from getting to hell in the afterlife. Udin tries all efforts to erase his father’s tattoo which he obviously fails.
Udin cannot deal with his obvious failure. He got even more haunted by his own depiction of hell not only when he was awake, but also in his sleep. In the end, his fears and trauma turn into a nightmare.

  • Yogi S. Calam
    Director
    MeloDylan, Rewrite,
  • Deo Mahameru
    Writer
    The Nameless Boy, Calon
  • Sarah Rizkina
    Producer
  • Anugrah Gege
    Producer
  • Muzakki Ramdhan
    Key Cast
    "Udin"
    Gundala, Nussa
  • Ibnu Jamil
    Key Cast
    "Agus"
    Ali & The Queens, Crazy Awesome Teachers
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 19, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,625 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Indonesia
  • Country of Filming:
    Indonesia
  • Language:
    Indonesian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.85:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Jakarta Independent Film Festival 2021
    Jakarta
    Indonesia
    Award Winner
  • Jakarta Film Week 2021
    Jakarta
    Indonesia
    Official Selection
  • Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival 2021
    Yogyakarta
    Indonesia
    Official Selection
  • Pame International Film Festival 2021
    Pokhara
    Nepal
    Official Selection
  • Piala Maya 2021
    Jakarta
    Indonesia
    Nominasi Film Pendek Terpilih
  • Bali International Film Festival
    Bali
    Indonesia
    June 16, 2022
    Gary L. Hayes Award for Emerging Indonesian Filmmaker
Director Biography - Yogi S. Calam

Yogi S. Calam is a filmmaker based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Yogi started his career in 2009 as a 1st assistant director for major commercial feature films including, 7/24 (2014), Jakarta Undercover (2017), Yowis Ben (2018), and Yowis Ben 2 (2019). Yogi got his first directorial debut in one of the most popular comedy TV Shows in Indonesia titled OK JEK. Yogi's directorial career continues as he co-directs feature film titled Melodylan (2019), and OTT series titled Rewrite (2019).
Yogi is currently working for IDN Pictures as Film Director.

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Director Statement

As a Muslim who grew up in Indonesia, I am familiar with the fear method that’s been taught to children at their early age of education. When I was a child, I was also taught to use the same fear method in order to be a good child.
But as a filmmaker, I could not help but think, that telling my traumatizing experience as a child is something that challenges me as an adult. Especially when you found a producer that has the same traumatic experience, and can express his trauma into a good piece of a drama-comedy story.
For me, Udin’s Inferno is much more than just a drama-comedy short film. It’s one of the ways for someone to turn their trauma and fear into something they can laugh at so that there is hope that one day that person will move on from their fear.