Private Project

Ondel-Ondel

In a rural Betawi neighborhood on the outskirts of Jakarta, lived a young boy who has a fear of a traditional giant puppet, called Ondel-ondel. He find himself being haunted by the giant being, as he sees it everywhere in his house. Will he defeat his monster?

  • Felsya Sunarjo
    Director
    Pending (2014)
  • Charlotte Cynthia
    Writer
    Boys On Boys (2013), Monster (2014), Yang Mulia (2015)
  • Felsya Sunarjo
    Writer
    Pending (2014)
  • Charlotte Cynthia
    Producer
    Boys On Boys (2013), Monster (2014), Yang Mulia (2015)
  • Yudethra Dedet
    Key Cast
    Boy Film (2015)
  • Ni Nyoman Wira
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 31, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,203 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Indonesia
  • Country of Filming:
    Indonesia
  • Language:
    Indonesian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Felsya Sunarjo

Felsya is finishing her final semester in Binus Film Program. In the past, she had directed three short films where she worked as the director. One of her past short film, Pending (2014) won an award of ‘Best Movie’ in CREABO Film Festival UI 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Director Statement

Every person has their own fear. Whether it is minor or severe, they would have their own reasons to their fear. Then, what if your fear is different than most people. What if your fear is contrasting what other people feels.
In the film, the main character Martin is a child who gets scared of ondel-ondel, a cultural figure from Betawi. He is being a contrast to his surrounding, where other children are playing together with the ondel-ondel. When his fear is invading his territory, and his surroundings do not support him, he needs to fight alone. This person is trying to fight his fear, but the fear is not easily beaten.