Private Project

spatiohumanism

A letter writer reflects on the space and people she encounters in her never ending journey. A letter reader dreams of unexpected things in his never ending wait. Composed of dreamy images from a minimalist phone cinematography, "spatiohumanism" offers a psychogeographic study that is sometimes dystopian, sometimes realist, but enchanting as a whole.

  • Moses Parlindungan Ompusunggu
    Director
  • Moses Parlindungan Ompusunggu
    Writer
  • Kirmizi
    Producer
  • Adam Adenan
    Music Composer
  • Annapurna K.
    Editor
  • Annapurna K.
    Cinematography
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Experimental Documentary, Essay Film, Travelogue, Phone Film
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 11, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    150 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Indonesia
  • Country of Filming:
    Indonesia
  • Language:
    Indonesian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    4:3
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 10th International Video Poetry Festival Athens
    Athens
    Greece
    September 30, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Independent Shorts Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    April 17, 2022
    Silver Award
  • MINIKINO FILM WEEK
    Bali
    Indonesia
    September 2, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Chain NYC Film Festival
    New York City
    United States
    August 4, 2022
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Moses Parlindungan Ompusunggu

Moses Parlindungan Ompusunggu is an emerging audiovisual nonfiction producer based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

As a recipient of the Chevening Scholarship from the UK government, he graduated with an MA in Ethnographic and Documentary Film from University College London in 2020.

His first two short documentaries, which he made when he studied at UCL, have won awards and been screened in various festivals across the world. One of the films, memories/fortress (2020), was chosen as part of 20 most inventive Indonesian documentaries in the past 20 years by Festival Film Dokumenter (FFD) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2021).

Apart from filmmaking, Moses has been working as a journalist since 2016, with stints at national and global news organisations.

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Director Statement

I always aim to create patterns of feelings in my films. This project answers a long-standing question in my head on how to achieve such an aim in innovative ways, however limited the equipment that I have. On a recent intercity train trip in my native Indonesia, I put my phone on the window of the train's last car, from the moment I departed to when I arrived at my destination station. Throughout the journey, I made experimental camera movements; just minimal moves so that the phone's back camera would still lean on the window.