21 May 2012
Soma Helmi, a native of Ubud, will be discussing her journey into filmmaking and the art of short filmmaking in today’s digital world. She will also present a selection of her films.
Born in Bali, Soma Helmi grew up somewhere between Indonesia, Australia, and the US. In 2009, Soma decided to pursue film making after many years as an Art Director in web, advertising and photography.
Her debut short film – The Angel & Rajapala – won the short film competition at BALINALE International Film Festival in 2009. Her work has been screened at film festivals around the world including Anchorage Film Festival, WOW Film Festival, Sydney, and Short & Sweet Film Festival in the UK.
Soma’s latest film credit is as co-director on the ground breaking film ‘Life in a Day’ directed by Kevin Macdonald and produced by Ridley Scott and YouTube. Her footage was chosen from over 80,000 entries. She was then amongst only 20 film makers invited to attend the premier of Life in A Day at Sundance this year!
Soma is now co-writing an Indonesian feature film and actively raising funds for Mermaids, a short film to be shot and produced in Bali.by