A list of (almost) everything I’ve ever been in…
1. “Makan Malam” (2015, short film)
Character name: Putri
What was the film about? Kind of like “Hamlet” reimagined in a Padangnese setting if Ophelia never drowned actually married Mas Hamlet. And Claudius is the family doctor, who’s a old family friend, and isn’t necessarily evil (which kind of makes it even worse—because how can you hate the guy? So Hammy ends up looking like an even shittier human being for being a whiny pissy widdle Oedipal baby). Still as creepily Freudian as Shakespeare’s version, though…
2. “Naked Mole Rats In The World of Darkness”, Jakarta Players (2015, theatre)
Character name: Carol, Marion Barnes, et al. (Various characters, about five-ish Homo sapiens characters in total, plus one lion)
What was the play about? A play about gender-relations (I was in ~3 monolgues of the opening sequence, “It’s Just Clothes”, a traveller at the airport, the lawyer scene, and “you ruined my life” as happy ’50s housewife/lion).
@RizalIwan and me again! I truly hope I haven't traumatised the @JakartaPlayers folks and they're cool with me auditioning for them again, because I'll admit I can be a bit of a drama queen to work with (I literally bawled my eyes out backstage on Dress Rehearsal #1 after forgetting my lines because I was freaked out that Dress Rehearsal #2 the following night was supposed to also be press preview—plus, the pressure from ticket sales figures/stats just got realz). 🍣🍺🍋 #TheCrewSketchWasEpicallyAwesomeThoughLMAO
3. “EX.” (2015, short film)
Character name: Kirana
What was the film about? An insecure journalist is assigned to interview her fiancé’s ex-girlfriend and learns more than she bargained for.
This is silly, but I actually found these photos of filming "EX." on @TheSpoiledMilk's account because I meant to ask her about her profile pic change (not even because she tagged me in it). I find it more intriguing when a person changes their social media icon when it's a single colour (hers used to be a neon-ish Tiffany's blue—not that I know the Pantone number or hex code, or anything). It's a pale baby blue now. I'm slightly amused that I should play a journalist, because "Almost Famous" was my coming-of-age film (I even cried a bit when I heard the actor who played Lester Bangs passed away) and I made my first real money writing an article for Kompas when I was 15. It's like coming full circle. That's all… 🎬 (Photo credit: @Pambudiooo)
Kirana takut nggak off-book begitu waktunya tiba. I've only had time to fully focus on this today (December 4) at noon after submitting all my work (at the office). Must be off-book! A! S! A! P! I keep getting roles with Javanese (Sanskrit) names. I feel like such a Javanese princess… 🌸 Anyway, this was the role I applied to from my hospital bed in early November. And I got called back for an audition by sending a link to "The High-Brow Show" as my application (oh, I just knew introducing Shakespeare to the peasants would bring about good luck and good karma! I just knew it). My Hamlet video is legit the stupidest thing on the Interwebs right now, but it got me a role (thanks to my homie, Hammy). I fought an army doctor so I could be discharged for the audition too. I have to say 2015 has been a statistically strange year auditions-wise! 🔥🌿🍵 #InWhichMiaDjojowasitoIsUnderPressureOfBeingInAll8Pages #Draft11
4. “A Time For Us” [Indonesian Title: Ruang/Waktu] (2016, short film)
Character name: Galuh
What was the film about? Open for interpretation.