Aditya, a young personal assistant in a renowned Hindu ashram for a charismatic spiritual leader, is torn when he develops romantic feelings toward a new innocent recruit named Chandra and realizes that his Guru has also developed a strong attraction toward the new disciple. Year of production 2023 Length 15' Country Indonesia Shooting FormatDigital Aspect Ratio 1,85:1 Dialogue Balinese, Indonesian Director Nirartha Bas Diwangkara Producer John Badalu Associate Producer Richard James Halstead Line Producer Khaterina Kuncoro Writer Nirartha Bas Diwangkara Assistant Director Anak Agung Ngurah Bagus Kesuma Yudha CinematographerMayk Wongkar Unit Production Manager Budi Antara Editor Greg Arya Original Music Agha Praditya Yogaswara Sound Mixer Rafiat Arya SoundEditor Sutarjo Production Coordinator Costume & Make Up Artist Agasty Maulida Production Designer Tisha Sara Dewi Choreographer Jacko Kaneko Cast Donny Damara, Agus Wiratama, Bryan Ferguson, Jacko Kaneko, Amrita Dharma
Director's Statement Born as a Balinese and growing up from a priest family. I am being taught to serve and to do good. However, I am also human, many times I am seeing religion being used by those who are perhaps too human. And finally a few years ago, when I read the news about sexual abuse that also happened to many financially struggling young boys in a Hindu ashram by its spiritual leader. It inspired me to make a short film about this story. Now I understand that sexual abuse not only happening to women, but also to men, especially the vulnerable young boys. And from this I can see another issue about LGBTQ+ community acceptance in Bali. often condemned in the name of religion but ironically happens in religious institutions. Based on scandalous rumors that are still shocking Bali alleged an accusation of a huge cover up by the rich and powerful. I want to explore how spiritual living can become so corrupt and people who intend to improve themselves can fall so far. How can the victim become the abuser?