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Rizky R.

London, UK

$300 - $600 / Day

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Top Services

  • Documentary DP

  • Non-Fiction Film Director

  • Full-Service Live Production

Equipment

Video

  • 4K video camera

About Rizky

Rizky Rahadianto is an independent filmmaker with over six years of experience working with international media around the world, such as VICE, HBO (“The Last Cruise”), Netflix (“Human Playground”), Fairtrade (“Farmers”), Discovery (“Mystery of the Abandoned”), and Vox, among others. His work seeks to reimagine Indonesia’s hetero-patriarchal narrative through intimate collaborations with marginalized communities, from a Javanese dance troupe reviving an ancient drag tradition, to Timorese women tattooing themselves to survive sexual slavery. As a queer filmmaker himself, Rizky's ultimate goal is to create more space for nuanced minority representations and push for a more visually-just society. Rizky joined VICE as a senior producer in 2016 when the youth media company expanded to Indonesia. He helped build the Indonesia office’s video department from scratch, producing over 50 documentaries, and growing the channel from zero to over 500,000 subscribers in two years through popular series like Indonesia Riot, Akarasa, and Indopop. Since Rizky left VICE in 2019, he has continued producing content for various international media as a freelancer and screening his work at film festivals around the world, such as South by Southwest Film Festival and Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival.

Top Projects

  • VICE -- Grinding Teeth: The Wild Indonesian Coming Of Age Ritual

    • Documentary DP
    • Senior Producer / Project Manager
    • Series Producer / Show Runner
    • Creative Director
    • Field Producer

    For teens in Bali, adulthood bites different. Balinese teens come of age with a traditional ceremony that involves grinding down their upper canine teeth—a metaphorical and physical break from their animal instincts and ancestral roots.

  • VICE -- The Women Who Used Tattoos to Save Themselves From Sexual Slavery

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Senior Producer / Project Manager
    • Series Producer / Show Runner
    • Creative Director
    • Field Producer

    During Japanese occupation, thousands of Southeast Asian women were forced to serve as sex workers. But on one tiny island in Indonesia, local women resisted by heavily tattooing themselves.

  • Asian Food Network -- The Spicy Lady

    • Creative Director

    Proudly known as “The Spicy Lady”, the owner of Nasi Pedas Ibu Andika is famous for serving up sambal that’s so spicy, it’s almost evil.

  • VICE -- The Ancient Drag Queens of Java

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Senior Producer / Project Manager
    • Series Producer / Show Runner
    • Creative Director
    • Field Producer

    Lengger Lanang is an ancient Javanese drag tradition that disappeared in the 1960s amidst Indonesia’s communist crackdown. A group of young dancers are now seeking to reawaken Lengger's drag roots.

  • VICE News / HBO -- Deradicalizing The Children Of Convicted Terrorists

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Translator

    As the headmaster of an Islamic boarding school in Indonesia, Khairul Ghazali’s biggest challenge is changing his students’ radical views of Islam. Ghazali is no stranger to extremism, being a former terrorist himself. After he served a six-year jail sentence, he set out to help those children and opened his school in 2015.

All Services

Pre-Production

  • Senior Producer / Project Manager
  • Series Producer / Show Runner
  • Production Coordinator / Crewing
  • Creative Director
  • Fixer
  • Translator

Production Support

  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Documentary DP
  • Commercial DP
  • Line Producer / On-Location
  • Field Producer
  • TV News Producer
  • Production Assistant

Rizky's Clients

  • Vice
  • Vice News
  • South China Morning Post
  • Discovery Channel