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The Shooting of Little Obama is Almost Finish and
Director  Damien Dematra is Looking for
Young Buya Syafii Maarif

01 June 2010

(01/06/10) Unflagging pursuit of creativeness, Director and Novelist Damien Dematra is now looking for young Buya Syafii Maarif to play in his coming movie: The Kampung Boy, based on the novel The Kampung Boy by Damien Dematra and published by Gramedia Pustaka Utama. Buya Syafii Maarif is the Central Leader of Muhammadiyah in 1998-2005 and is considered by many as a nation teacher in Indonesia. The trailer of this movie is scheduled to be shown in One Century Muktamar Muhammadiyah in Yogyakarta, 3-8 July 2010. The movie will be showing throughout Indonesia's cinemas on October 2010.

The filming of this movie has started by taking footages in West Sumatra and Yogyakarta in April 2010 and up to now, the main star for the movie playing as Buya Syafii Maarif is still open. The young men is to play Buya as a child, teenager, and young adult (average age between 8-23 years old). Besides that, the movie is still seeking for Syafii's parents, bestfriends, and family casts from various ages.

Casting for this movie is opened for public and will be held on 5th June 2010 at 9-12 a.m in the auditorium of Muhammadiyah Central Building on Menteng Raya Street No.62. On the same day, Little Obama-The Movie that is also directed by Damien Dematra will finish its shooting days.

For further informastion please visit:

Contact Person:

Damien Dematra (Producer and Director)

Foto-Foto Konferensi Pers, 22 April 2010, Yogyakarta

Damien Dematra, Buya Syafii Maarif, Fajar Riza Ul Haq
Press Conference in Yogyakarta
Press Conference in Yogyakarta