Shanty Harmayn has been a creative force in Indonesia’s film industry for over a decade, with well-known films such as Pasir Berbisik, Garuda di Dadaku, Sang Penari under her belt. The graduate of Stanford University with a Masters Degree in Documentary Filmmaking co-founded the Jakarta International Film Festival in 1999.
A prominent voice for the advancement of Indonesia’s creative industries, some of her many efforts include co-founding In-Docs in 2002, a non-profit independent initiative to promote the development and promotion of Documentary Filmmaking throughout Indonesia, as well as establishing her own production company, Salto Films, which
oversaw the surge in production of Indonesian films since 1998. She also sits on several film boards across Asia, including the Singapore Media Festival and the Indonesian Film Producers Associations (APROFI).
A film industry veteran currently overseeing a multitude of projects in development in Indonesia and around the region. These include THE EAST, a war drama film produced by New Amsterdam which she is co-producing, THE ORIGIN with CJ Entertainment, a Mandarin language action/comedy film slated to be released in China, and a Filipino project based on Philippines’ most popular comic book TRESE by Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldissimo