PETUALANGAN MENANGKAP PETIR

OPEN AIR CINEMA // 

JAFF Indonesian Screen Awards


Director: Kuntz Agus

Duration: 90 minutes

Production: 2018

Country: Indonesia

Category: Fiction 

SCREENING


SAT, 1 DES 2018 / EMPIRE XXI STUDIO A / 13.00

SYNOPSIS


Sterling was a child raised sterilely by his mother Beth who was a blogger for an online magazine. Sterling was a content creator who lived in the ever-busy Hong Kong, he often uploaded videos on his YouTube channel who had a couple of thousand subscribers. Due to his father, Mahera, who moved to Jakarta, Stering then forced to live temporarily in his grandfather’s house.

As a part of a generation who believed that online followers were their true friends, Sterling found himself unable to enjoy his staying in Boyolali highlands. His meeting with Gianto and Neta gave him a new experience, getting to know new friends, having their own adventures, learning traditional games which he had never played before. 

Started from Gianto’s dream of becoming a film star, Sterling who had a skill in making vlog shared his own dream with Gianto. With the help of Neta, Kuncoro and Yanto, they asked Arifin and Kriwil who worked at a video shooting service for weddings and mobile local screenings (layar tancap keliling) to teach them how to make a film which inspired by the legend of Ki Ageng Selo, the Lightning Catcher. These kids then dared to start producing their own film. 

The exciting adventure they were having was not limited to exploring the nature while shooting the film but also dealing with the generation gap with their parents.

Sterling, anak yang dibesarkan secara ‘steril’ oleh ibunya, Beth seorang blogger majalah online. Sterling adalah content creator yang tinggal di keriuhan Hong Kong, rajin meng-upload karyanya di Youtube dengan subscriber puluhan ribu. Kepindahan Ayahnya – Mahesa ke Jakarta, mengharuskan Sterling untuk sementara tinggal di rumah kakeknya.

Sebagai generasi yang berfikir bahwa follower-nya di Youtube adalah ‘teman-teman sejatinya’, Sterling merasa tidak nyaman harus tinggal di pegunungan Boyolali. Pertemuannya dengan Gianto dan Neta, memberikan pengalaman baru bagi Sterling, mengenal asiknya berteman, berpetualang, bermain dengan beragam permainan masa kecil yang tidak pernah ditemuinya.

Dipicu keinginan Gianto untuk menjadi seorang bintang film, Sterling yang mempunyai kemampuan membuat vlog berbagi mimpi dengan Gianto, dibantu Neta, Kuncoro dan Yanto, mereka menemui Arifin dan Kriwil, pemilik video shooting kawinan dan layer tancap keliling untuk mengajari cara membuat film yang terinspirasi dari kisah legenda Ki Ageng Selo, Legenda Penangkap Petir. Anak-anak kecil itu nekat membuat film.

Petualangan seru mereka tidak hanya dalam menjelajah alam dalam membuat film, tapi juga dalam mengatasi gap antar generasi dengan orang tua.

 

TRAILER


DIRECTOR


Kuntz Agus

Kuntz Agus was born in Boyolali, Central Java, Indonesia. Before starting his directional debut, he spent seven years organizing Festival Film Dokumenter Jogjakarta as a programmer.

Kuntz got his degree from Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Universitas Gadjah Mada. In 2007, Kuntz completed a short course program for festival management and film marketing in the Deutsche Welle Akademie, Berlin. Making his debut with a short film, Marni followed by his first feature, Republik Twitter which was screened as the closing film in Cinemasia Film Festival in Amsterdam 2012. Kuntz mostly work for tv commercial, his latest work Petualangan Menangkap Petir is his third feature.

Kuntz Agus dilahirkan di Boyolali, Jawa Tengah, Indoneisa. Sebelum memulai karirnya sebagai sutradara, is menghabiskan tujuh tahun mengelola Festival Film Dokumenter Jogjakarta sebagai programmer.

Kuntz adalah sarjana Fakultas Kedokteran Hewan Universitas Gadjah Mada. Pada tahun 2007, Kuntz menyelesaikan program pelatihan pendek untuk manajemen festival dan marketing film di Deutsche Welle Akademie, Berlin. Memulai debutnya dengan film pendek Marli lalu disusul dengan feature pertama Republik Twitter yang ditayangkan sebagai film penutup di Cinemasia Film Festival di Amsterdam 2012. Kuntz lebih banyak bekerja untuk iklan TV, karya terakhirnya Petualangan Menangkap Petir adalah feature ketiganya.

Contact:

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