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Necessity of Life (2021) is a short film about a middle-aged taxi driver must drive his female passenger home but his intentions are unclear. It is a story of everyday encounters, between the working and upper class, especially the Native
and Chinese-Indonesian people in Indonesia.

Kevin Rahardjo (b. 1999) is a screenwriter, director and producer based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Currently he is working as a screenwriter at Come and See Pictures founded by Joko Anwar & Tia Hasibuan. Rahardjo takes on the role of a producer for Rafki Hidayat’s first feature project, ‘Parasomnia,’ the project won the NAFF Award for best project at BIFAN NAFF Project Market 2023 and Platform Busan prize at Jakarta Film Week's Producers Lab 2023. Rahardjoserves as a screenwriter for Sinn Kirin’s debut feature ‘Maiden Home,’ which received the VIPO Award at BIFAN NAFF Project Market 2023 and selected for Talent Tokyo 2023. His graduation short film ‘Accidentally Intentional’ premiered at Palm Springs International ShortFest 2023 and competed at Flickers’ Rhode Island Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival, Red Sea International Film Festival and Minikino Film Week. more...

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