Maya short film:
Maya is a multi-cultural drama about homesickness, isolation and the struggle of finding your identity in a foreign place.
The story follows Maya, an Indonesian student living in Brighton, homesick, broke and struggling to not let her cultural differences get in the way of her relationship. She starts to see glimpses of a Srimpi dancer that eerily resembles her mother and becomes fearful that her mum is close to death.
01.12.20 production update
We have finally finished post-production! Yes, the pandemic did slow us down but it never stopped us. Thanks to our relentless team, Maya has now been submitted to a number of film festivals and it will be officially released in 2021. If you'd like an exclusive preview of the film please feel free to drop me a message.
27.03.20 production update
Our crowdfunding campaign exceeded the target and we are beyond pleased. A massive thank you to everyone who generously contributed to our project, it wouldn't have happened without your help. We worked hard on all shooting days and we are very happy with what we have achieved so far. However, due to the current pandemic, we are unable to continue production. The last shooting day is postponed until the summer. For now, we will continue with the post-production process and hope that everything will go back to normal as soon as possible.
behind the scenes stills
24.02.20 production update
Why I want to make this film
This is a story that I drew from my own experience of moving to the UK and struggling to fit into a new culture. I’m proud of my Indonesian heritage and I hope that the audience will empathise with anyone who lives in the West but still carries their own beliefs and traditions.
How you can help
We are currently crowd-funding to make this film project happen. The team we’ve assembled includes two incredible Indonesian actors and our dedicated crew of 10 film students. Any donations will go directly into the production of this film, supporting this important story, and the artists involved in making it. To support our crowdfunding campaign, click here.
Look experimental video:
A series of short videos to challenge people’s perception of the “perfect body”.
I would like to reduce the stigma surrounding imperfect bodies, by provoking the audience to wonder about the meaning of the videos. I hope to inspire people to contemplate their personal relationship with their body image.
Why I want to make this film
This idea is born out of my personal struggle to accept my own body, having worked in the modelling industry for over 10 years. I want my film to be a part of the global shift towards a society that encourages people to accept their bodies regardless. I’m doing so by confronting them with truthful and un-manipulated images that we don’t usually see in the media.