KEVIN RAHARDJO

FILM/DESIGN

Kevin Rahardjo (b. 1999) is a filmmaker based in Jakarta, Indonesia. He is currently working as a screenwriter at Come and See Pictures, company co-founded by Joko Anwar & Tia Hasibuan.

Rahardjo takes on the role of a producer for Rafki Hidayat’s first feature project, ‘Parasomnia,’ which won the NAFF Award for best project at BIFAN NAFF Project Market 2023 and Platform Busan Prize at Jakarta Film Week’s Producers Lab 2023.

Rahardjo co-wrote Maiden Home with South Korean director Sinn Kirin, a folk horror project that received VIPO Award at BIFAN NAFF Market 2023 and got selected for Talent Tokyo 2023.

His recent graduation short ‘Accidentally Intentional’ premiered at Palm Springs International ShortFest 2023 and winning Best Indonesian Short Film at Jakarta Independent Film Festival 2023.

Kevin Rahardjo co-founded SORE SORE,  Jakarta based multidisciplinary platform through prints and publications from idea to the finished object. SORE SORE has participated in both local and international fairs such as Bangkok Art Book Fair, KL Art Book Fair and Fotobook DUMMIES Day 2023 to name a few.




ACCIDENTALLY INTENTIONAL - SHORT FILM
    Written & Directed by Kevin Rahardjo

Synopsis:
Jovan, 16-year-old religious teenager is watching porn for the first time when accidentally the audio is connected to his mother’s car Bluetooth. He is punished by his devout Christian parents and asked to repent without explanation.

Festivals:
- Palm Springs International ShortFest 2023
- Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival 20223
- Nashville Film Festival 2023
- Minikino Film Week 2023
- Red Sea International Film Festival 2023
- Beijing International Short Film Festival 2023
- Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2024
- Ca’ Foscari International Short Film Festival 2024

Award:
- Best Indonesian Short Film, Jakarta Independent Film Festival 2023




    PARASOMNIA - FEATURE PROJECT
    FOUND FOOTAGE HORROR
    Produced by Kevin Rahardjo
    Written & Directed by Rafki Hidayat

    Synopsis: 
    A viral-seeking youtuber who doesn’t believe in ghosts, makes videos to explain that her sleep-paralysis demon is just a hallucination. Little does she knows the demon is there to torture her.

    Awards & Market selection:
    - NAFF AWARD WINNER, BIFAN NAFF Project Market 2023 (Bucheon, South Korea)
    - Platform Busan Prize Winner, Jakarta Film Week’s Producer’s Lab 2023 (Jakarta, Indonesia)
    - Autumn Meeting at Ho Chi Minh International Film Festival 2024
    - Brussels Genre Film Market 2024






    MAIDEN HOME - FEATURE PROJECT
    FOLK HORROR
    Produced by TK Cheng
    Directed by Sinn Kirin
    Written by Sinn Kirin & Kevin Rahardjo

    Market & Lab Selection:
    - Talent Tokyo 2023 (Tokyo, Japan)
    - 5th Fantastic Pitchbox Brussels Genre Market 2024 (Brussels, Belgium)

    Award:
    - VIPO AWARD, BIFAN NAFF Project Market 2023 (Bucheon, South Korea)



    NECESSITY OF LIFE (2021) - SHORT FILMWritten & Directed by Kevin Rahardjo

    Synopsis:
    At midnight, a middle-aged taxi driver must drive his female passenger home but his intentions are unclear.

    Festivals:
    - HBO Urbanworld Film Festival 2021
    - Houston Asian American Pacific Islander Film Festival 2022
    - Jakarta Film Week 2022
    - Jakarta Independent Film Festival 2022, Nominated for Best Indonesian Short
    - Kinosaurus Jakarta August 2022
    - Festival Film Indonesia 2022, Shortlisted
    - Dam Short Film Festival 2023
    - First Cut Youth Film Festival 2023


    SELEKSI - SHOT ON VIVO (2021) - SHORT FILMWritten & Directed by Kevin Rahardjo

    Synopsis:
    Danny, a high school boy who has a talent for dancing, must lie to his conservative father in order to make a video submission for the cheerleading team selection at his school.

    Funded by Vivo Indonesia

    Festivals & Award:
    - Best Youth Film, "Obiettivo Corto" International Smartphone Film Festival


    REMEMBERING THE SERENADE (2023)
    Produced by Kevin Rahardjo
    Written & Directed by Muhammad Exsell Rabbani

    Festivals:
    - Minikino Film Week 2023
    - Ajyal Film Festival 2023
    - Festival de Cine de Alcalá de Henares - Alcine 2023