Director at Love, Hate, and Reason Director, Producer at Voyage to the Past Indonesia
PATAR SIMATUPANG, a film director and lecturer, began his career as a reporter/presenter at a television station in Indonesia. Left for Canada to study Business Management, Broadcasting Performing Arts, and took several film intensive courses; Writing for Motion Pictures, Independent Producer and The Method, Stage Acting & Directing. He completed his Masters in Art in Jakarta. His first film Ibu (An Extraordinary Mother) was nominated for best documentary in FFI 2017, in Nepal and Italy in 2018. His short documentary Kepada Bapak di Rumah (Dear Daddy) was nominee for the 2019 Piala Maya. For him documentary film is an eye-and-heart opener to many good causes.