Scene from the Unseen

Ary Aristo
18 minutes


Ferdiandra Putra is a talented art student whose internal world is busy with creative possibilities. He may struggle sleeping, but his daydreaming leads him into creating mythical characters and objects. Over the years, with the love of his parents, he learnt to find coping mechanisms to deal with his Asperger’s. Now, he is busy preparing his first solo art exhibition.

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Since his earliest age, artist Ferdiandra Putra (16) has been making subconscious-driven works such as paintings, crafts and photography: capturing the intertwining state of his mind, imagination, and dreams. While becoming an “observer” to his own minds, Putra still feels anxiety effects of his social life. The haunting images are contrasted by Putra’s calm reserve as he struggles to make his first solo exhibition during the Covid-19 pandemic.


Indonesia Distanced Stories 2020


Special Screening
KAUM Festival, Berlin
Official Selection - Guest Programmes
Minikino Film Week 7
Nominee - Best Documentary Short Film
Festival Film Indonesia
Official Selection - Guest Programmes
Aesthetica Short Film Festival


Ary Aristo
Ary Aristo is a documentary filmmaker and a film educator. He has more than 20 years of experience working in TV journalism and documentary for film, TV series, and new media. He also teaches photography and digital filmmaking. He graduated from the Jakarta Institute of Arts majoring in documentary film. In 2006, his film The First Step about ethnic conflict in West Kalimantan was screened in Jakarta International Film Festival. His other film, Quran Sang Paus (The Pope’s Quran) was nominated as the best documentary film in the Indonesian Film Festival in 2014. Recently, he directed a documentary in collaboration with Scottish Documentary Institute, British Council Indonesia, and In-Docs titled: Scene from the Unseen.

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