IDN Pictures is a technology-based film company located in Indonesia which was launched on May 25, 2020, by IDN Media, an Indonesian media platform company.[1]

IDN Pictures
Company typeLimited liability company
PredecessorDemi Istri Production (2013-2020)
FoundedMay 25, 2020; 3 years ago (2020-05-25)
HeadquartersJl. Tumaritis No.5B, RT.5/RW.3, Cilandak Barat, Cilandak, Jakarta Selatan 12430,
Area served
Key people
  • Fajar Nugros
  • Susanti Dewi
  • Winston Utomo
  • William Utomo
OwnerIDN Media

Background edit

In May 2020, IDN Media, a media company founded by Winston Utomo and William Utomo, officially launched IDN Pictures, a technology-based film company that focuses on stories and data to create film and video content intended to Millennials and Gen Z audiences in Indonesia, after acquisition of the film company Demi Istri Production.[2] IDN Pictures is led by Director Fajar Nugros and Producer Susanti Dewi.[3][4]

History edit

In 2021, IDN Pictures released a short film entitled Udin's Inferno. This film tells the story of a child named Udin who experiences a traumatic incident after reading a comic book that depicts the pain of hell. According to the comic book's depiction, most people tortured in hell are those with tattoos. Meanwhile, Udin's father is a man with tattoos.

On October 13, 2022, IDN Pictures produced their first horror film, named The Womb. The movie tells the story of the Rebo Wekasan ritual which aims to ward off evil and stars several Indonesian actors such Naysilla Mirdad, Lydia Kandou, and Dimas Anggara.

On December 1, 2022, the studio produced their second horror film titled Qorin. The film tells the story of the heretical ritual of calling qorin. This film stars actors such as Zulfa Maharani, Aghniny Haque, Yusuf Mahardika, and Omar Daniel.

In 2023, IDN Pictures released the film Balada Si Roy, which is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Gola Gong. Although it was released in 2023, the film has been shown at the JAFF 2022 festival from November 26 to December 3, 2022.[5][6][7][8]

Production edit

Film edit

Year Title Director
2021 Udin's Inferno (short film) Yogi S. Calam
2022 Srimulat: Hil yang Mustahal - Babak Pertama Fajar Nugros
Horor Keliling
Inang (English: The Womb)
Balada Si Roy
Strangers with Memories (short film)
Qorin Ginanti Rona
2023 Diary Si Roy (short film) Yogi S. Calam
Sleep Call Fajar Nugros
TBA Sebuah Seni untuk Memahami Kekasih Jeihan Angga
Srimulat: Hil yang Mustahal - Babak Kedua Fajar Nugros
Ratu Sihir
Pasar Setan Wisnu Surya Pratama
Pesta Dara
Sides of a Coin

Web series edit

Year Title Director
2022 Kelak Season 2 Yogi S. Calam
Untung Ada Srimulat (English: Luckily there is Srimulat)
TBA Adel/Tini
  Not released yet
  • TBA : To be announced

Awards and recognition edit

The film Udin's Inferno received an award in category for the Best Indonesian Short Film at the 2021 Jakarta Independent Film Festival (JIFF) on 25 October 2021, as well as in Official Selection category at 2021 Jakarta Film Week on 20 October 2021. Srimulat: Hil yang Mustahal and The Womb received a nomination at the 2022 Indonesian Film Festival (FFI),[9][10][11] while The Womb alone received a nomination at the 26th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival and aired in Malaysia and Singapore in December 2022.[12]

References edit

  1. ^ Yusra, Yenny (2020-05-12). "Launches IDN Pictures, IDN Media Officially Acquires "Demi Istri Production" Production House". Retrieved 2023-11-15.
  2. ^ "Akuisisi Demi Istri Production, IDN Media Luncurkan IDN Pictures". IDN Times (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2022-01-03.
  3. ^ Prima, Benedicta (2022-05-01). Laoli, Noverius (ed.). "Akuisisi Demi Istri Production, IDN Media bersiap garap platform film digital". (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2022-01-03.
  4. ^ "Luncurkan IDN Pictures, IDN Media Resmi Akuisisi Rumah Produksi "Demi Istri Production" | Dailysocial". (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2022-01-03.
  5. ^ "IDN Pictures to adapt popular novel 'Balada Si Roy' as first film". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 2022-01-03.
  6. ^ Aditia, Andika, ed. (2020-11-05). "Disutradarai Fajar Nugros, IDN Pictures Segera Rilis Film Balada Si Roy". (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2022-01-03.
  7. ^ "Sinopsis Film Horor 'Inang' yang Diperankan oleh Naysilla Mirdad, Sedang Tayang di Bioskop! -". (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2022-10-22.
  8. ^ admin, jaff (2022-11-14). "The Ballads of Roy (Balada Si Roy)". 17th Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2022-12-07.
  9. ^ Times, I. D. N.; Aprilianto, Muhammad Bimo. "Udin's Inferno Raih Penghargaan Film Pendek Terbaik JIFF 2021". IDN Times (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2022-12-07.
  10. ^ "Film Srimulat: Hil yang Mustahal Raih Empat Nominasi FFI 2022". kumparan (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2022-12-07.
  11. ^ Times, I. D. N.; Aprilianto, Muhammad Bimo. "Film Srimulat: Hil yang Mustahal dan Inang Masuk Nominasi FFI 2022". IDN Times (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2022-12-07.
  12. ^ Media, Kompas Cyber (2022-10-05). "Film Inang Masuk BIFAN 2022, Begini Kata Fajar Nugros Halaman all". (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2022-12-07.

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