Independent filmmaker Ricardo Unto is a native of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.
His works always revolve around the experimentation of production equipment, editing tool and topics.
Disappearing Verses is his third film project as director/producer.
His stop-motion animation film Bangku (2016, 1 min 17 sec) or Chair in English, recounted a community of ‘chairs’ faced by a giant enemy – a ball. The film was shot fully on a smartphone.
Bangku won third place in the 2016 Sabah Screen Fest.
He returned to Sabah Screen Fest in 2018 by submitting dekat (2018, 4 min 16 sec) or near – a psycho-thriller film with no dialogue. The film was also shot and edited fully on a smartphone.
Funded by Projek Dialog, in 2020, he produced Disappearing Verses (2020, 7 min 23 sec) – a documentary on the traditional priestesses and priests of the natives in Sabah.
The film was shot on a compact digital vlogging camera.
Disappearing Verses was well-received by the public as it gained more than 30,000 views and more than 1,000 shares within 24 hours of its publication on Facebook.
Birth Date
August 21, 1980
Current City
Kota Kinabalu