Director Biography – Mahatma Putra
Mahatma Putra is a documentary filmmaker based in Indonesia. After working as a video journalist at Voice of America (VOA), Washington DC, in the PPIA-VOA Fellowship in 2011-2012, he began working as a freelance documentary filmmaker concentrating on Indonesian environmental, social & cultural issues.
In 2013, he co-founded Anatman Pictures (www.anatmanpictures.com) with his wife, Natasha May (executive producer) which has become one of the leading creative production houses in Jakarta, Indonesia. In 2020, they established Anatman Pictures Australia (www.anatmanpictures.com.au), their international representatives, introducing Indonesian talents worldwide.
Putra’s documentary, narrative and commercial works have won and gained international recognition such as, Citra Pariwara Gold & Silver, AdFest Lotus Roots Nomination (HIJUP Short Documentary, 2016), Piala Citra Best Documentary Nomination (Batak, 2012), Web TV Asia Seoul, South Korea, The Most Favorite Microfilm & GO-VIDEO 2016 (Arang & Asa, 2016).