Guru Guru Gokil

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Guru Guru Gokil

Director

Sammaria Sari Simanjuntak

Writer

Rahabi Mandra

CAST

Gading Marten, Dian Sastrowardoyo, Faradian Mufti, Boris Bokir, Kevin Ardillova, Shakira Jasmine, Asri Welas, Arswendy Bening Swara, Kiki Narendra

YEAR

2020

GENRE

Drama Comedy

ROLE

Producer

Guru-Guru Gokil is the first of many collaboration between BASE Entertainment and Dian Sastrowardoyo. Written by Rahabi Mandra, the winner of Piala Citra 2017, and directed by Sammaria Sari Simanjuntak, Guru Guru Gokil marks Dian Sastrowardoyo first foray into the world of producing.

Guru-Guru Gokil tells the story of Taat who thinks that success only comes with how much money you gain. When circumstances forces Taat to work as a teacher to make ends meet and an incident happened to the teachers, he helps them get through the crisis. Through this newfound friendship, Taat realize that success is much more than the money you have in your pocket.

Guru-Guru Gokil is set to be released in 2020.

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BASE Entertainment ready to hit the Indonesian film industry with three latest films from Joko Anwar

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BASE Entertainment ready to hit the Indonesian film industry with three latest films from Joko Anwar

Working closely with Ivanhoe Pictures from Los Angeles, CJ Entertainment, and Rapi Films they are ready for production starting in early 2019

Jakarta, September 18, 2018 – BASE Entertainment is a new film studio which is a merger of three film companies, SALTO FILMS which was founded by Shanty Harmayn (producer, Garuda in Dadaku, Sang Penari), MILLION PICTURES by Ben Soebiakto and Aoura Chandra (producer, Negeri 5 Menara), and KAWI CONTENT based in Singapore which was founded by Tanya Yuson.

In the rapid growth of Indonesian films, BASE Entertainment focuses on funding, developing stories, and Intellectual Property, also film distribution in Indonesia. BASE wants to present the best movies to movie-goers by always trying to produce high-quality stories and high-quality production, and relevant to Indonesian audiences. BASE will cooperate with the best talents in Indonesia.

BASE Entertainment’s first project is a slate or series of three films by Joko Anwar, working together in funding and film production with Ivanhoe Pictures from Los Angeles, CJ Entertainment, and Rapi Films. These three films, mentioned in the order of their production, are: Impetigore, Ghost in the Cell, and The Vow. The Impetigore film will begin its production in February 2019, followed by two other films each year. These three films will be directed by Joko Anwar, from a scenario he wrote himself.

Speaking about BASE’s first production series with Joko Anwar, Shanty said, “We’ve been looking forward to work with Joko, and this joint production plan has been prepared from the beginning of 2017. We love his ideas! We believe that Joko’s story ideas are a series of projects that are very appropriate for our collaboration with Ivanhoe Pictures and CJ Entertainment, which are focusing on Asian stories both for local and international markets.”

Sunil Samtani, producer of Rapi Films who was also involved in this collaboration expressed his positive enthusiasm. “We are confident that this collaboration with BASE Entertainment and Ivanhoe Pictures will bring more diversity to Indonesian films. Especially done by Joko Anwar, whose quality is undeniable and has enormous mass appeal.”

Ivanhoe Pictures is a film company that produces films and television series more on Asian stories, including Crazy Rich Asians, Hollywood’s best-selling comedy in the last 3 years, which was released on August 15, 2018.

Michael Hogan, President of International Production of Ivanhoe Pictures, said, “This is a golden opportunity for Ivanhoe to start film production in Indonesia with BASE Entertainment and CJ Entertainment. The knowledge and experience of BASE Entertainment in the Indonesian film world greatly helped us to develop quality films in the growing and flourishing Indonesian film market. We can’t miss the opportunity to work with Joko Anwar, because he is a talented director whose work has always attracted the attention of film viewers at the world level.”

Joko Anwar also added, “I am very happy to be able to work with many parties who already have experience in movie making at various international markets, so that I can gain more knowledge.” The latest film directed by Joko Anwar, Pengabdi Setan (2017), is still Indonesia’s best-selling horror film of all time, with a total audience of 4.2 million viewers.

The rapid development of Indonesian film industry that shows positive trend needs to be maintained so that the industry can be sturdier. Seeing these great opportunities, Base Entertainment is forming a film fund with its focus on funding film projects and film supporting industry. Aoura L. Chandra added, “We were visited by investors from home and abroad, and we are in discussions with several parties.”

In addition to the collaboration of these three films with Joko Anwar, earlier this year BASE Entertainment has also participated in funding the children’s film Kulari Ke Pantai (2018) by Mira Lesmana and Riri Riza. BASE will also do a co-production with the New Amsterdam Film Company in the war thriller titled The East Indies by Dutch director Jim Taihuttu (2020 release), and is developing a story from an adaptation of the best and famous graphic novel from the Philippines titled Trese, by Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo.

Until 2020, BASE Entertainment plans to make 15 to 20 titles for theater release and serial screen.

The East

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The East

Director

Jim Taihuttu

Writer

Jim Taihuttu

CAST

Martijn Lakemeier, Marwan Kenzari, Jonas Smulders

YEAR

2018

GENRE

War Thriller

ROLE

Investor

BASE Entertainment co-produces with the New Amsterdam Film Company in the war thriller film The East by Dutch director Jim Taihuttu. The film has started filming in early 2019 and is planned to be released in 2020.

The story set in 1946, during Indonesian war for Independence as young Dutch soldier Johan joins an elite unit led by a mysterious captain known only as ‘The Turk’. When the fighting intensifies between the Indonesian people and their colonial oppressor, Johan finds himself on the wrong side of history, questioning and ultimately challenging his commander’s increasingly brutal attempts to quell the resistance.

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Trese

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Trese

Director

Jay Olivia

Writer

Budjette Tan & Kajo Baldisimo (Graphic Novel)

CAST

TBA

YEAR

TBA

GENRE

Animation, Horror, Supernatural

ROLE

Investor

BASE Entertainment is part of the production of the Netflix animated series entitled Trese which was taken from a Philippine graphic novel of the same name. This graphic novel was created by Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo.

Set in Manila where Filipino folk mythical creatures live hiding among humans, Alexandra Trese finds herself dealing with an underground criminal world controlled by evil supernatural beings.

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Perempuan Tanah Jahanam

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Perempuan Tanah Jahanam (Impetigore)

Director

Joko Anwar

Writer

Joko Anwar

CAST

Tara Basro, Christine Hakim, Marissa Anita, Asmara Abigail, Ario Bayu

YEAR

2019

GENRE

Horror, Thriller

ROLE

Producer

The first movie in the Joko Anwar’s slate of projects, Perempuan Tanah Jahanam has been gestating as a script for 10 years before in 2019, BASE Entertainment with Ivanhoe Pictures, CJ Entertainment, and Rapi Film with Logika Fantasi produced Joko Anwar’s script into a feature length movie.

Perempuan Tanah Jahanam tells the story of a woman who returns to her home village, only to find out that the whole village has been searching all along for her, thinking that she’s responsible for a curse.

Perempuan Tanah Jahanam officially reached a million viewers in nine days. Since its first airing on October 17th, the horror film written and directed by Joko Anwar has been well received and reached more than 1.7 million viewers in total. Achieving this number of viewers can be considered extraordinary because for the first time, a horror-thriller genre received such a standing ovation in Indonesia.

In December 2019, it was announced that Perempuan Tanah Jahanam will have its International Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival 2019. Another milestone for the ground breaking movie.

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Bebas

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Bebas

Director

Riri Riza

Writer

Riri Riza, Mira Lesmana

CAST

Masha Timothy, Baim Wong, Widi Mulia, Susan Bachtiar Indy Barends, Zulfa Maharani, Agatha Pricilla, Baskara Mahendra, Maizura

YEAR

2019

GENRE

Drama, Romance, High School

ROLE

Investor

Bebas, a film adaptation of the South Korean box office hit, Sunny, is the result of collaboration between Miles Film and CJ Entertainment with support from Ideosource Entertainment and BASE Entertainment. This also marks BASE Entertainment second collaboration with Miles Film after Kulari Ke Pantai. Bebas is also produced and directed by the duo behind Petulangan Sherina and Gie, Mira Lesmana and Riri Riza. Bebas boast the biggest cast members for Miles Film in their history of making movies. 

Telling the story of a high school group of friends across two different eras, Bebas will transport the audience to the 90s and back again.

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Kulari Ke Pantai

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Kulari Ke Pantai

Director

Riri Riza

Writer

Arie Kiting, Mira Lesmana, Ginatri S. Noer, Riri Riza

CAST

Maisha Kanna, Lil’li Latisha, Marsha Timothy, Varun Tandjung

YEAR

2018

GENRE

Family, Drama Comedy

ROLE

Investor

Kulari Ke Pantai is the first BASE Entertainment’s film project. The film is produced and directed by Mira Lesmana and Riri Riza, the duo behind Petualangan Sherina & Laskar Pelangi. Kulari Ke Pantai is a collaboration project between Miles Films, BASE, Ideosource, and Go-Jek.

The film narrates the story of Sam (Maisha Kanna) and Happy (Li’li Latisha), two preteen cousins with vastly different personalities. They go on a vacation with Uci (Marsha Timothy), Sam’s mother, and embark on a road trip from Jakarta to Banyuwangi regency, East Java, and Rote Island in East Nusa Tenggara. As the story progresses, all three develop as characters and any anxieties they held in the beginning are resolved in fulfilling ways.

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Perempuan Tanah Jahanam is ready to skin the Indonesian film-goers

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Perempuan Tanah Jahanam is ready to skin the Indonesian film-goers

Joko Anwar’s Latest Horror Film Ready for Production Starting March 2, 2019

Jakarta, February 25, 2019 – Perempuan Tanah Jahanam, the first film of a series of three films by Joko Anwar with Ivanhoe Pictures, CJ Entertainment, BASE Entertainment, and RAPI Films, is about to enter the production phase starting March 2, 2019. Joko Anwar wrote the screenplay and will be the director.

Perempuan Tanah Jahanam film was written by Joko Anwar for more than ten years ago, but can only be materialized for production in 2019. “Each year I tried to improve the story while looking for the right partner to make this film,” Joko Anwar said.

After completing the audition process, which was also prepared by a fellow producer from Fantasy Logic, Tia Hasibuan, the composition of the main casts of the film Perempuan Tanah Jahanam was chosen, namely Tara Basro, Christine Hakim, Marissa Anita, Asmara Abigail, and Ario Bayu. These are prominent names in the movie industry, especially they have collaborated with Joko a number of times. However, for Christine Hakim this film is the first horror film she starred in and the first time she collaborated with Joko Anwar. In the process of creating characters, it was Christine Hakim’s name that always appeared in Joko Anwar’s mind.

“Each role is a challenge. That is why one of the reasons when offered this role by Joko and Shanty (Harmayn), I feel this is a different challenge. Therefore, I was confident in accepting this offer,” Christine Hakim explained about her role in Perempuan Tanah Jahanam.

Tara Basro, who has often been involved in Joko Anwar’s film also shared the same opinion, “With the director’s clear vision, it’s easier for me as an actress to develop a role. I hope this film can be enjoyed by audiences from various backgrounds.”

In addition to the main and supporting cast members, the film also involved Eko Supriyanto as a choreographer, Aghi Narottama, Bemby Gusti, and Tony Merle as film scorer, and Rahayu Supanggah as a song arranger.

Perempuan Tanah Jahanam is the first of a series of three films co-produced by Ivanhoe Pictures, CJ Entertainment, BASE Entertainment, and RAPI Films. With the experience of Ivanhoe Pictures as a producer of The Wailing (South Korea, 2016) and Crazy Rich Asians (2018) and RAPI Films as a producer of Pengabdi Setan (2017), it is believed that Joko Anwar can incarnate his vision for the Perempuan Tanah Jahanam film.

“It is important for us, as producers, to be able to convey the vision of the director. A high-quality film is the most important thing, but we believe this synergy can provide a stronger impetus so that we can deliver this film to a wider market,” said Aoura L. Chandra as BASE Entertainment’s Chief of Finance & Business regarding the collaboration of this Hollywood, South Korea, and Indonesia film.

The Perempuan Tanah Jahanam film is planned to be released nationwide in Indonesian theaters starting September 2019.