NAME: Amanda Aayusya (Amy)
OCCUPATION: film journalist
RESIDENCE: Jakarta, Indonesia
LANGUAGES: Indonesian, English, Italian, Japanese, French
EMAIL: amanda _ aayusya [at] hotmail . com (remove spaces)
OTHER BLOG: Bookerie (book blog)
I’ve written and translated articles for teenage magazines (Gadis and Seventeen Indonesia), as well as book reviews (PS Magazine).
I began writing for FiRST Movie Magazine Indonesia as a contributor and was in charge of the Harry Potter feature in the July 2009 Edition, Issue 18, and also interviewed Tom Felton for the feature.
I also made one short film during my school days in Italy, with my classmates, called Funzione Fatica. It was part of a school project with my classmates. I wrote the script (in Italian) and co-starred in it.
Earlier in 2012, I quit my job in a chain import bookstore in Jakarta. In that job, I was a merchandiser (the one who chooses and buys books to sell in the store), although in the past I occasionally organized events and campaigns as well.
(In early 2009, we screened Robert Pattinson’s indie flick, How to Be [directed by Oliver Irving], in Kinokuniya Bookstores Jakarta Store. It was the movie’s first ever screening in Asia. In 2010, I organized the Wonderland Invasion campaign, in honor of Lewis Caroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through The Looking Glass and in celebration of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland movie release.)
After writing as a freelance contributor for two years, I am now the deputy chief editor of Total Film Indonesia magazine. I do movie reviews, TV reviews and also the big features in the magazine. I also do the Abridged Script (movie parody scripts) when the occasion calls for it.
I like European cinema, fantasy movies and books. What I don’t like are bean sprouts and insects.