Joko Anwar Masterclass
Date: 27 October, Saturday
Time: 1pm - 4pm
Venue: 2mm Talent Hub, 1 Zubir Said Drive, #01-01 School of the Arts, 227968
Joko Anwar is one of Indonesia’s most famous directors, whose diverse repertoire ranges from festival-pleasing dramas like 2015’s A Copy of My Mind to rollicking rom-coms like 2005’s box office hit Janji Joni. His films have gained international recognition, with critics lauding that his works “would make Hitchcock and Almodóvar proud”. Recently in 2017, Pengabdi Setan (Satan's Slaves) is a reboot of the beloved Indonesian horror classic of the same title, which was one of the reasons Joko Anwar became a filmmaker. In this masterclass, Joko Anwar shares about his transition from film critic to filmmaker and how his personal experiences shape the stories he tells.
About the Instructor
Joko Anwar is an Indonesian director and screenwriter born in Medan in 1976. He was a film critic for The Jakarta Post before beginning his filmmaking career as scriptwriter for the ground-breaking satirical comedy Arisan! (2003). His directorial debut was the box office and critical smash hit romantic comedy Joni's Promise which earned him awards in Indonesia and abroad, becoming a festival darling at more than 50 festivals including Sydney, Toronto, and New York. He followed up with the films Dead Time, Forbidden Door, Modus Anomali and Copy of My Mind. A Copy of My Mind was in competition at the prestigious Venice Film Festival and toured in many festivals including in Toronto, Busan, Vancouver, Rotterdam. In 2015, he wrote and directed season 1 of HBO series Halfworlds. His most recent movie Pengabdi Setan (Satan's Slaves) is a reboot of the beloved Indonesian horror classic of the same title, which is one of the reasons Joko Anwar became a filmmaker. The film hit the top spot of 2017’s box office in Indonesia and won Best Film at the prestigious Overlook Film Festival in New Orleans.
His most recent work is an episode on the HBO horror anthology Folklore, created by award-winning Singaporean film maker, Eric Khoo.