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RICHARD OH: Writer is back with two inspiring new projects

  • Cynthia Webb

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Fri, March 30 2012   /  11:15 am

Richard Oh returned to Kemang, South Jakarta, a few months ago with big plans, after a rejuvenating sojourn in Bali for almost a year.

He enjoyed living in the local atmosphere of coastal Canggu village just west of Seminyak, but as Dorothy said in The Wizard of Oz, there‚Äôs no place like home.  

While observing the unique lifestyle of Bali, both the locals and the large population of expatriates, he came up with an idea for a new film. He set aside two other scripts he had penned in the last few years, and began work on Description without Place, shot in Bali in 2011.

He described the concept to Happy Salma, and found she was interested in co-producing and starring in the film.

Description without Place was recently completed and is now beginning its career in the wider world. It will be submitted to international film festivals in both Southeast Asia...