The Indonesian Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf) celebrated on Thursday its collaboration with Red and White China and PT Kamala Media Cipta to produce Boundless Love, a romantic drama to be directed by China’s Wing Yiming. Gansu Biaoshi Culture Communication Group has also contributed co-production funding for Boundless Love.
“This is not the first Chinese movie to be set against the backdrop of Indonesia. However, this is the first time Bekraf will be directly involved in the filming process,” Bekraf marketing deputy Joshua Puji Mulia Simanjuntak said at the agency’s Central Jakarta office. The 90-minute drama tells of the romantic relationship between a Chinese and an Indonesian mixed couple, highlighting the differences between the two cultures.
Director Wing Yiming said, “I have come to Indonesia three times and have revised the script 46 times. I think I will be able to make a film about a love story that can bring the two countries closer.” A number of well-known actors from the two countries, such as Shen Hao (China), Putri Ayudya and Ray Sahetapy, are slated to be involved in the film, along with 25 crew members from Indonesia and 25 from China.
Production on the film will run from Dec. 22 to Jan. 7, will filming set to take place in Jakarta, Bandung and Palembang. The shoot in Palembang, which will co-host the 2018 Asian Games, will feature several Asian Games venues to promote the multi-sports event. Joshua said he had communicated with local officials regarding the filming schedule and locations. “We will not only do this with our Chinese counterparts, this is the first model of co-production by the government. Of course, we won’t stop at Boundless Love,” he added.