When the event committee asked 800 people to participate in their survey, it turned out that the most wanted themes are art and culture, technology and creativity, giving a natural space for the Tabula Rasa team to present their film. Producer Sheila Timothy, writer Tumpal Tampubolon, and associate producer Vino G. Bastian were in attendance and hundreds of excited people crowded the venue at FX Sudirman.
The team talked about the film and presented a video about their research in West Sumatera and Serui, Papua, and the audience was given some time to ask questions, and many of them did. A lot of them were also there to put in their resumes, as we were having an open casting call, which was announced at the film’s Twitter page a few days before. Many were enthusiastic and submitted their best CVs, more than fifty of them were received by the team.
The animated half hour event went really fast and what a great way to introduce Tabula Rasa!