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Vice Indonesia and GO-JEK form original content pact

Vice Indonesia has announced its first foray into local feature film by greenlighting When We Dance.

Directed by one of Asia’s leading film-makers, Joko Anwar, the movie is being produced in partnership with socially-minded technology firm GO-JEK.

Mo Morris, managing director, Vice Indonesia, said: “We are all incredibly excited to be working with Joko Anwar, one of Asia’s most-challenging film directors.

“GO-JEK, with its new push into bold, innovative storytelling, felt like the perfect partner.”

Vice Indonesia and GO-JEK are also working on a slate of original content, including Underdogs, which focuses on athletes rising above prejudice, poverty, and physical pain to achieve greatness. Another series, Upstarts, centres on people pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in Indonesia.

Christopher Smith, SVP of content and distribution GO-JEK, explained: “Following on a very successful pilot slate of content with Vice, it’s exciting to continue our work with them on Underdogs and Upstarts. Extending that partnership in the co-production of a feature film with Joko Anwar continues to exhibit the spirit of the GO-JEK + VICE partnership, working to bring important and powerful storytelling to Indonesia.”