Screenwriter Filosofi Kopi
In the same year, she had her first published piece when a Cerita Kita, a magazine for teens, printed one of her stories.
Nine years later, Jenny has published two books, a biography and several compilations of short stories written with fellow Indonesian authors. Her love for the craft of writing pushed her into other fields, including editorial writing and journalism.
In 2010, Jenny flew to Cancun, Mexico, to cover an International Climate Change conference. Her coverage was exclusively published by Indonesia’s own National Climate Change Board. Following the assignment, Jenny also entered the world of show businesses. A comedic script she had written was produced by a local TV station. It was this milestone that marked the start of Jenny’s further venture into the world of show businesses. Today, she has written an astonishing list of short films, TV shows and other programs.
Filosofi Kopi, an adaptation of a short story by Dewi Dee Lestari, is Jenny’s big screen debut as a screenwriter. Dewi Dee Lestari is one of Jenny’s idols as a writer, and she found the opportunity to be an absolute honor. Jenny started her research for the script in 2011. It was a long and challenging process, which ended in Bangkok, Thailand, in 2014. It was then that she began writing the script that later brought her to winning the Best Screenwriter award in Bandung Film Festival 2015.
Amrit Ram Punjabi
Filmography (As Producer/Production Supervisor)
Hattrick (2012), Soekarno: Indonesia Merdeka (2013), Hijrah Cinta (2014)
In the Absence of the Sun
(Selamat Pagi Malam)
She is a former journalist and self-taught documentary filmmaker. She started making documentary film in 2006 after her script in short documentary film “Death In Jakarta” (2006) won the Jakarta International Film Festival (JFFEST) Script Development Competition. In 2009, “ Children Ragat’e “The short documentary film which part of omnibus film “At Stake” took her to the Berlinale Film Festival. It was Indonesia’s first documentary film to be shown at the festival. Her short film “Farewell My School” (2013) which tells the story of children with special needs, screened at IDFA 2013 session of Kids & Docs. She consistently explore social, political, women’s, and humanity issue and has made more than 10 short documentaries and two feature documentary films, “Conspiracy of Silence” (2010) and “Di Balik Frequency” (2013). At the same time, she also wrote novels and short stories.