Damien Dematra is a humanitarian,
novelist, director, script writer, producer, international photographer,
and painter. He has written101 novels in dual languages, English and
Indonesian, 81 films and TV scenarios, and produced 48 films in various
As filmmaker, Damien is famous
through his movies; among them are the internationally distributed Obama
Anak Menteng (Little Obama), the award winning movie Si Anak Kampoeng
(the Village Boy), the record breaking movie Dream Obama, L4 Lupus, I'M
STAR, Gus Dur the Final Year, Captain Jihad, Obama and MeA Day with Gus
Dur, Let's Play Ghost, Ghost Vs Dorce, The Tears of Ghost, Dream, Angel,
From Seoul to Jakarta, etc.
As a novelist, his works have been
legendary and became best-sellers, among them: By Allah I Be Terrorists,
Million Hearts for Gus Dur, Kartosoewirjo: Hero or Terrorist, Grand
Master, King of the Sun: Majapahit, Gajah Mada, It turns out I already
Islam, The Boy arrows, Yogyakarta, Love Story, etc.
As a photographer, he obtained two of
the highest achievements in photography: Fellowship in Portraiture and
Art Photography from the Master Photographer Association and many
international rewards, such as International Master Photographer of the
Year, and WPPI Grand Award winner.
As a painter, Damien Dematra has
produced thousands of sketches and paintings, among them, 365 paintings
are painted only in one year. One of his paintings, about Obama, has
been officially received by President Barack Obama in White House.
His profile and works have been
published by international media such Time, CNN, The Wall Street
Journal, BBC, AP, AFP, Reuters, USA Today, ABC, New York, Washington
Post, Los Angeles Times, Channel News Asia, Al Jazeera TV, NHK Japan,
KBS Korea, TV3 Malaysia, Iran TV, etc.
Damien currently holds 13 world
records: as the fastest writer in the world, writer with fastest novel
published, fastest photographer in the world, fastest painter in the
world, writer of the thickest book in the world, the fastest feature
film production in the world from script-writing to premiere in 9 days,
17 hours and 45 minutes, etc.
He is the initiator and the national
coordinator of a Pluralism Care Movement and the Chairman of National
Damien won hundreds of international
awards at various competition & film festivals in the USA, Europe, and
Asia, including best director the Grand Jury Award, Overall Winner, and
best screenplay. President Obama has written a high appreciation for
Damien’s works and his efforts to improve relations between Indonesia
and the USA.
In year 2011, he established
International Film Festivals for Peace, Inspiration, and Equality (IFFPIE).
In the following years, he established International Film Festival for
Environment, Health, and Culture (IFFEHC), International Film Festival
for Comedy, Romance, and Musical (IFFCRM), and International Film
Festival for Spirituality, Religion, and Visionary (IFFSRV), and become
the directors of the festivals.
He also founded Indonesian Artists
Care Movement (GAIB) to gather Indonesian artists who care a lot about
He is also the founder and director
of International Peace Ambassadors (IPA).
In year 2013, Damien established a
festival alliance program, called FFA (Film Festivals Alliance)
dedicated for all filmmakers.
In late 2013, he received a statue and award from the King of Kutai
Mulawarman for his contribution to world peace.
Damien also founded the World
Humanitarian Award (WHA). In collaboration with IFFPIE, WHA has given
the Inspiring Man of the year 2014 award conferring to the President of
Indonesia from 2014 to 2019. The award was received by Jokowi himself in
Damien is also the initiator of 'A
Salute to Jokowi', an international series of events to celebrate the
victory of President Jokowi. Recently, Damien established iHebat
International Volunteers to set up, aimed at promoting Indonesia's
creative economy across the world.
In 2014, Damien was the only
filmmaker who was awarded the Star of IndonesiaSatu Award for
outstanding achievement in the film industry and contribution to peace.
Damien Dematra’s work is published in
English publisher United States can be accessed on Amazon.com, Kindle,
Apple apps, and a variety of international bookstores.