YES WE CAN!
This sentence seems to be Barack Obama’s faith and spirit
since his childhood. Since Obama was a Menteng Boy.
What spirit will we see in the sentence “Yes We Can”? We
could see it in the newest MVP Pictures movie, “Little Obama”.
This movie is also expected to become an inspiration for
children to keep the dreams. Just like Obama’s dreams while he
was still a kid and staying with his parents in Menteng
neighborhood, Central Jakarta.
“Little Obama” movie is produced based on the novel by
Damien Dematra. MVP Pictures sees the story in the novel is
interesting for it delineates the childhood of Obama. There were
many perspectives about Obama’s childhood while he was staying
with Lolo Soetoro and Ann Dunham in Menteng. There were also his
friends—Slamet, Yuniardi, Rebecca, Sonny, and they have their
sides of stories from their point of views. There are human
sides, closeness, emotional sides, and opinions that lay out
Obama tells his story in many media and books, but if you
want to know the stories from people who once closed with him,
you might find some of the answers in the “Little Obama” movie.
MVO Pictures works together with Damien Dematra as the novel
writer as well as the screenwriter to materialize the sources’
ideas and perspectives about Obama’s childhood in Menteng.
Damien will also direct this movie, along with John DeRantau who
is chosen by MVP Pictures to direct the movie together with
Damien for his ideas about the visualization of Little Obama is
considered excellent. MVP Pictures sees that these two positive
sides will deliver an inspiring movie as well as filmic.
The preparation stage is done, actors keep on honing their
characters, and the production team, who are picked from the
best from their fields, is expected to produce a splendid film.
“Little Obama” movie will start its production on the13th
May 2010 and expected to be released on cinemas on the third
week of June 2010.
Hopefully, “Little Obama” could meet the Indonesian film
watchers’ expectation about an entertaining yet inspirational
Damien Dematra is looking for international publishers to
publish his novel about Obama’s childhood in English and other
He’s also looking for international distributor for this
For further information please contact: Damien Dematra at:
Photos in this webpage can be used for press purposes.
Cover of the novel Obama Anak Menteng can be used from: