The Jakarta Post
Director Riri Riza (left), host Shafira Umm (center) and producer Mira Lesmana during a sharing session on Aug. 24, 2019. (JP/Narabeto Korohama)
Producer Mira Lesmana and director Riri Riza have revealed that they’re preparing new projects with singer-songwriter Sherina Munaf.
It’s true, we’re currently in preparation for several projects with Sherina,” Mira Lesmana said during an Instagram Live session, as quoted by kompas.com.
She added that they would also involve Sherina’s older sister, Virania Munaf, in the projects. “We’ve known them since they were little and they’re talented,” Mira said.
Derby Romero as Sadam (left) and Sherina as Sherina (right) in 'Petualangan Sherina' (2000). (milesfilms.net/File)
Mira and Riri first teamed up with Sherina in the hit children’s musical film Petualangan Sherina (Sherina’s Adventure) in 2000. The film follows the adventures of two enemies, Sherina and Sadam (Derby Romero), who have to work together to escape from their kidnappers. The film won in the Children’s Film category of the 2001 Bandung Film Festival. It also received nominations in the 2004 Indonesian Film Festival for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Music Score.
“After 20 years, we’ve found immense creativity in her,” Riri said of Sherina.
However, Mira and Riri remained tight-lipped about the projects.
“It’s going to be special,” Riri simply said, to which Mira added, “That’s true. Just wait, it’ll come very soon."
In September 2017, an adaptation of the film was revived on stage at Teater Jakarta in the Taman Ismail Marzuki cultural center in Central Jakarta. The six-show run was presented by the Jakarta Movement of Inspiration, also known as JKTMOVEIN. (wir/wng)
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