Nanang Sujana, born in October 14th 1980. He is originally from forest people (Rejang) tribe in Bengkulu, Sumatra. Start his filmmaking carrier after finishing his Marine Biology degree in Bogor Agricultural University in 2003.
Under Telapak (Environmental NGO’s) in Bogor, West Java, he and 6 other filmmakers established Gekko Studio. With the main goal is keep produce film for change, to save Indonesian environment and social justice.
With vast experience and well knowledge of Indonesian nature and culture, Nanang Sujana became the first Indonesian won international award in nature and wildlife filmmaking. In 2008, collaborated with Handcrafted Films, we won Best Cultural Message in 31st International Wildlife Film Festival in Montana. In 2009, he became Best Asia-Oceania New Comer Award in 9th Japan Wildlife Film Festival, the biggest wildlife film festival in Asia.
He also trained hundreds of video activist in all over Indonesia and from other countries such as : Malaysia, Philippines and Papua Nuigini. He believe, that video is very powerful tools to make a change, to save the nature and save the people.
1. Light camera, especially in forest, indigenous people and underwater.
2. Editing with Final Cut Pro
3. Good in approach to the communities and good interviewer
4. Know well at least 5 different language.
5. Have a vast network in all over Indonesia.