The Jakarta Post
People pray in Batur Sari temple in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. A movie on Ubud culture is slated to begin filming in October. (Shutterstock.com/Muslianshah Masrie)
Former Gianyar regent Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati, also known as Cok Ace, is gearing up to produce a film based on the culture of Ubud in Bali.
The plans were revealed by director Bambang Drias, who is overseeing the film, the title of which has not yet been revealed.
"We just had a meeting to discuss the film's production plan," Bambang said on Sunday, as quoted by kompas.com.
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Bambang added that actors were currently being cast, while the storyline is still being developed.
"In essence, I was asked to work on a film that raises the values of local wisdom. More specifically about Ubud culture," said Bambang, who previously made a film on Kutai Kertanegara titled Erau Kota Raja (King's Town Erau).
"Initial preparations have begun, but shooting will be carried out in several cities, including the Netherlands," he added.
The director further explained that filming was slated to begin in October if all went according to plan. He said regional-themed films remained relevant, especially to introduce traditions to the millennial generation in an effort to preserve local culture.
In addition to Cok Ace, Cokorda N. Suyadnya, also known as Cok Wah, is also the executive producer of the film. Producers include Marthen Malelak and Cokorda Gde Wahirayasa (Cok De). (liz/wng)
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