CROSS-CULTURAL CINEMA

ON THE ISLAND OF GODS.

We are cross-cultural storytellers based in Bali, Indonesia, who offer a global content bridge. Our team has a high capacity for creative development, production, and post-production delivery. 

 

Our vision is to tell stories that matter through visual entertainment. Our mission is to promote greater understanding and empathy through storytelling.

Moreover, we have access to the best studio facilities, technicians, and unique on the ground support in Indonesia supported by international experts with offices in Australia, Europe, New Zealand and South America.

 

Our slate of stories covers fictional television series, feature films, and documentaries.

Our team develops and creates commercial stories, through our sister brand: ISLAND.

Nusa Film is a division of PT Nusadewata Kreatif Studio.

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JOSEPH J.U TAYLOR - PhD. 

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director, writer, producer

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Joseph's life could be an adventure movie. He has spent over twenty-five years as a Marine Biologist in some of the most amazing and remote islands of Indonesia learning the cultures and language before marrying a warrior princess in Bali. And then he changed tack, sailing to Australia to launch a career in film. After seven years living on the boat and making movies, he returned to Bali with only one thing on his mind: to tell stories that matter. Today he is one of only a handful of registered foreign Film Directors in Indonesia.

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DEWA AYU SRI HARTATI

company director, fixer, makeup artist

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Desak Sri grew up in a small village in the central mountains of Bali, a place of magic and stories where art and culture are the lifeblood of the community. Her artistic heritage shines through her work on international film and television. Desak Sri is also a proud Ksatrian (warrior) and the daughter of a Balian (traditional healer). Her rare combination of culture, experience, and lineage makes Desak Sri a formidable force on any film set.

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JAVIER GUEVARA - B.Arch.

cinematographer, colorist 

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Javi began a promising career as an architect before discovering that what he truly wanted to build was stories. After over a decade in film and television, he arrived in Bali and knew immediately that this was the place to bring his ideas to life. An expert in lighting, camera work, and post-production, Javi has worked in South America, New Zealand, Europe, and Southeast Asia. He has woven magic on fifteen feature films across all genres, Netflix projects, and commercial work. Luckily for us, he now calls Bali home.

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SURYANI STAAL - PhD.

company commissioner,

business advisor

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Surya started her career as an office assistant but was soon the administration manager of a multi-national company before completing a Ph.D. in Business Administration. An accomplished communicator with experience across many sectors, Surya has worked throughout Indonesia from Bali to Papua, successfully navigating the often complex bureaucracy of Indonesia and liaising with traditional communities. Surya is familiar with labor laws, and human resources, bringing excellent know-how on operating in Indonesia.

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KRISNA DEWA PUTRA - BSc.

photographer

videographer

Krisna embodies our cross-cultural philosophy as a child of British and Balinese parents, who studied in the UK and is grounded in Balinese culture. With a keen eye for detail and composition, Krisna is a sought after photographer who also worked professionally as 1st AD on the international feature film Luchsinger and The Gods, bridging communication between European and Indonesian filmmakers.

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