Netflix, the world’s leading streaming entertainment service, signed two new Indonesian original films with Starvision and Nia Dinata. Both films, slated for release in 2021, will be directed by talented Indonesian female directors – award-winning industry pioneer, Nia Dinata, and up-and-coming new industry voice, Hadrah Daeng Ratu.
Myleeta Aga, Director of Content Southeast Asia Australia and New Zealand at Netflix said, “We are excited to partner with Starvision and Kalyana Shira and to welcome Nia and Hadrah to Netflix, both are talented Indonesian female filmmakers with passionate visions. Indonesia has an incredibly vibrant creative community, and we’re just getting started in deepening our partnerships, and uncovering even more amazing untold local stories.”
These films will join a vast collection of Indonesian titles currently available for Netflix members such as The Night Comes For Us, Love for Sale, Aruna and Her Palate, One Day We’ll Talk About Today, Imperfect, Humba Dreams, Semesta and the recently announced original, Crazy Awesome Teachers.
Nia Dinata, Director and Producer said, “I’m thrilled to be working with Netflix for this new project and I always believe that storytelling, be it feature films, series or documentaries can bring people together, no matter where they live, or what language they speak. I’m very honored that Netflix provides us this opportunity to tell Indonesian stories to the world.”
Starvision President Director Chand Parwez Servia said, “We have been partnering with Netflix in making Indonesian films more accessible for everyone and we are excited to take it further through this original film production with young Indonesians at its heart.” Hadrah Daeng Ratu, added, “I always love the diversity of stories that we can see on Netflix and how they work with various storytellers from around the world, from award-winning directors to young filmmakers, and give them access to reach global audiences. I hope this new film will not only speak to Indonesian audiences but also young people everywhere.”
Since its arrival in Indonesia in 2016, Netflix has been actively investing in Indonesian creators through partnerships with local content partners such as Starvision, Falcon Pictures, Visinema Pictures, Lifelike Pictures, MILES Films, and BASE Entertainment. Myleeta added, “We know our Indonesian members want to see more Indonesian lives and cultures reflected on screen, and we’re looking forward to working with many more amazing Indonesian filmmakers to tell Indonesian stories to the world.”