1. A story about a young orphan, who has to work at a very young age, to help the family economy, and to pay his tuition.

    Filmed & Directed by Marthin Fort

    2nd Shooter & Assistant: Azhari Rahmat

    Edited & Color Graded by Marthin Fort

    English Translation: Kenny Goh

    Music : Seven Digit Clock by Charles Atlas (charles-atlas.com)

    Update:
    Deki's is now can continue his study without worrying about the tuition. Me and my wife decided to take care of his tuition and school needs..
    Some of my friends also gave donation for Deki's siblings and cousins who live in the same house, so that they all can go to school.

    We have been visiting Kupang for 4 times in the past 6 months (2012). Together with my wife and friends, we are able to help more than 35 kids (including Deki's family) for their tuition, books and school uniforms.

    Each visit we also gave them biscuits, milk, eggs, and rice.

    For our next visit we will give Vitamins for the kids.

    There are many kids in Kupang (West Timor) and other parts of Indonesia who still need help.

    # vimeo.com/42234525 Uploaded 4,261 Plays 33 Comments
  2. Another voluntary project.

    It was my 4th times visit to Kupang in 3 Months.
    I interviewed Captain Budi Soehardi about some updates from Roslin Orphanage.

    This video was made for the church's (JPCC) event ; Treasure Women's Conference.

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    Music: Memories On The Ground (Instrumental) by Tim Halperin . License from The Music Bed (themusicbed.com)

    # vimeo.com/49777303 Uploaded 475 Plays 2 Comments
  3. A few months ago I received a message on my Vimeo account from a man named Jeff Arnold (vimeo.com/jeffarnold) (jafilm.com), who is a filmmaker for Compassion International.

    He and his team were planning to visit a few areas in Indonesia to shoot a documentary film, and they've set their sights on Jakarta as one of their destination.

    Jeff initially wanted to just meet up with me to get to know each other, but I volunteered myself to assist Jeff on his Indonesian trips. He agreed.

    As soon as I was able to free up my schedule, I rendezvoused with the team in Jogjakarta, and we continued on to Solo and Salatiga. I wished I could've gone further with them, but I had other shooting engagements waiting in Jakarta.

    The days with Jeff and his team, Chuck and Tony, became one of the most valuable experience I've had in my life. It was incredible to listen to stories of the children who were helped by Compassion International, traversing places outside of my comfort zone, listening to life testimonies of Jeff, Chuck and Tony, working as an assistant - carrying Jeff's heavy bags full of shooting gear.

    I believe this experience was not a random coincidence and that there's a bigger purpose behind all this.
    That one week had completely changed my life, and I am extremely grateful for the opportunity.

    (English translations for this description by Kenny Goh)

    # vimeo.com/35176041 Uploaded 1,671 Plays 8 Comments
  4. One of my wish this year is to go to Roslin Orphanage in West Timor and volunteering (Ministry).

    On April 2012, I was hired to make a short documentary in Kupang, West Timor.

    On my last hours in Kupang, I managed to visit Roslin Orphanage and met the inspiring; Captain Budi Soehardi & his wife Mrs. Peggy Soehardi (Both are the founder).

    Later on that day, together with friends from "Langkah Kasih", me and my video team then joined the trip to visit a village for shoes-distribution.

    This film made without any scripts, i wasn't hired by anyone or organisation.

    This film dedicated to Mr. Budi & Mrs. Peggy Soehardi.

    Please visit and support them : roslinorphanage.org

    Track : Charles Atlas - Demus

    # vimeo.com/41352053 Uploaded 751 Plays 4 Comments
  5. House of Creativity (Rumah Kreatif) is a housing project that was built by a construction expert and seven street kids.

    These children were selected, given a basic education and were then involved in the design process from the beginning.

    My friend, Ary M Wibowo (twitter.com/arymwibowo) is the architect of Rumah Kreatif.

    Rumah Kreatif serves as a home and also a place where these children can express their creativity. The house was built based on an eco-friendly concept which naturally concerns itself on the issue of safety. A good example of that is that the house does not use windows made of glass.

    This video was created for Ary's presentation at the British Council's Young Creative Entrepreneur Awards.

    In this first part, the construction expert and some of the children talk about about the impact that “Rumah Kreatif” made on their lives.

    This short video is only a part of a bigger film project that my friends and I are working on.

    I'm deeply concerned about the future of children like these in Indonesia. Their poverty should not stop them from receiving a good education.
    These are talented children and full of potential that can be developed so they can contribute to the building of our nation.

    Marthin Fort

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    English Translation : Tya Rawis & Kenny Goh

    # vimeo.com/27495581 Uploaded 1,788 Plays 11 Comments

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