My name is Sarah, although most of my friends know me as ‘Indie’. This was a nickname pinned by one of my teachers who couldn’t pronounce my last name, and, consequently, it stuck throughout my life. I was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, and moved to Australia in 2000.
I’m in my final semester at University of New South Wales, currently completing a Bachelor of Media (Screen & Sound).
Growing up, I spent a lot of time dabbling in art. One of my earliest memories back at home in Jakarta was doodling on the walls of our house (sorry, Mum). I was lucky enough to have parents who supported my dreams of becoming a “creative” and even encouraged me to pursue them.
It started with drawing and painting between ages 8-12, then graphic design during teenagehood, and then I finally picked up digital photography and film in my late teens when my father developed a hobby in photography. I also started a side business in event photography with one of my friends during high school and on the weekends I would help shoot model portfolios.
Now that I’m in my early twenties, I’ve found myself gravitating towards filmmaking and the cinematographic aspect of it. I also love to edit and direct, but I hope to work in all areas of filmmaking in the future.
I am inspired by the overlooked, the most mundane and modest of all things in life; the profoundness of Chinese philosophy; from my love of hip-hop, jazz, 80’s synth pop, and rock; filmmakers and artists like Stanley Kubrick, Edward Hopper, and Gregory Crewdson; and by the magic of light.
Lots of love,