18 Jul Kaliwood is the new Hollywood
The Kaliwood Media Hub.
Pierce Vaughn tells how he and BPI put their grant to work to foster local production talent in Palankaraya. Check out the video on Youtube linked below as well.
Thanks to the SESI Project Showcase at Basara, I was granted 2000$ to start a media training hub together with Borneo Productions International, in our office in Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.
The intention was to create a place for young people to learn Video Editing and be part of a creative community. Our hopes are also to attract talented and passionate young people who want to be part of our film efforts here in Kalimantan.
One challenge we faced was sourcing the computer components that we wanted. It is generally more difficult to find specialist equipment in Indonesia and finding the right parts took longer than expected. But thanks to the support of our BPI Office manager who is also our IT guy, we managed to put together two very nice computers. BPI contributed a few parts after we went slightly over budget.
Two people have already started using the computers and have been learning the basic skills quickly. Our next step will be to socialize the project with the local universities and on social media.
I would like to express my gratitude to SESI for supporting this project. I hope that in the future I will be able to contribute something back to fund and help someone else with a project that they are passionate about!
Big Hug from Kali,
Check out the video of Kaliwood at Borneo Productions International.