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Grace T.

Jakarta, Indonesia

$150 - $700 / Day

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About Grace

Grace Tan-Johannes, also credited Grace Susetyo, is an Indonesian independent journalist and documentary writer, researcher, director and producer. Currently an associate producer for the Jakarta based Studio Amarana, Grace has worked with Our Better World, VICE Asia, MBDC Media, Visi8, Wikimedia Indonesia, South China Morning Post, CIFOR (Landscape News and Forests News) and the Jakarta Globe. Grace has over 12 years experience telling stories about travel, culture, food, music, art, history, activism, social enterprise and inspiring people with noteworthy contributions to the world. Grace is passionate about representing Indonesia in stories for a global audience, where she amplifies the stories of minorities, indigenous communities, those directly affected by climate change and changemakers who are making good happen in their communities. Grace's talents are far and wide, but she primarily identifies as a writer and a voice of her own. Having prior training in broadcasting, Grace's career started in the Jakarta Globe/Berita Satu newsroom where she had been both a magazine reporter and a television news reporter. Grace has subsequently branched out to writing, directing and producing documentaries and multimedia productions, as well as appearing as a talent in video productions, audiobooks and podcasts. Grace has a master's degree in Development Studies from the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Grace is an associate of the British humanitarian consultancy United Edge, which provides Justice Based Approach trainings to NGOs around the world. When not working, Grace enjoys boxing, biking, swimming, cooking, baking, listening to podcasts and curating exceptional Spotify playlists. An avid Indonesian handmade textile collector, Grace volunteers in Indonesian craft collectives such as Meet The Makers and Kain Kita. Grace has performed in community theatre before and has a soft spot for all things music and art. Her dream is to produce personal documentary series about remaking her Rotinese ancestors heirloom ikat, about the indigenous food revivals and fusion cuisine innovation in Eastern Indonesia, and about sailing the Malay Realm in traditional Indonesian vessels.

Top Services

  • Copywriter

  • Reporter / Journalist

  • Non-Fiction Film Director

Top Projects

  • Free The Knowledge!

    • Reporter / Journalist
    • Copywriter

    Commissioned by Wikimedia Indonesia, this is a documentary about the challenges of introducing literacy and written documentation in the traditionally oral cultures of Indonesian vernacular languages. Narrated in Sundanese and Minangkabau by respective Wikipedians, this documentary is an invitation for speakers of Indonesian vernaculars to volunteer in their language's Wikipedia project or incubator. I directed and wrote this documentary, and performed some producing duties as well. The Wikimedia executive producers in charge were Biyanto Rebin and Ivonne Kristiani, who have since moved on. Rachmat Wahidi, the current executive director of Wikimedia Indonesia, appeared as a talent in this documentary.

  • 24 Hours with Indonesia's Wildlife Guardian

    • Reporter / Journalist
    • Copywriter

    In this episode of VICE Asia's "24 hours with..." city boy Omar Prazhari leaves his urban comfort zone for the swampy peat jungle of Riau province, where he shadows Restorasi Ekosistem Riau rangers to monitor the local wildlife and dismantle poacher traps. Uncredited, I was the head writer and researcher for this observational documentary. The executive producer in charge was Paul Hextall, who is based in VICE Asia Singapore.

  • Celebrate! A Mollo Gathering of Arts and Food

    • Reporter / Journalist
    • Copywriter

    This multimedia production, a written article with photography and video components, profiles South Central Timorese social enterprise Lakoat.Kujawas. Featuring their food and nature Heritage Trail, a book launch and photography exhibition, and an Indonesian Independence Day parade, this is a story about reviving Mollo Timorese celebration and storytelling spaces for better Mollo Timorese livelihoods in the village. I wrote and produced this multimedia production. It was commissioned by Yanqin Lin, who has since moved on. Our Better World head of content Chris Annadorai facilitated the commissioning of this work.



  • Full HD video camera
  • GoPro or equivalent
  • Multiple cameras


  • Shotgun mic
  • External recorder
  • Wireless lavalier mic


  • Lighting kit
  • Live streaming equipment
  • Stabilizer
  • Sliders

All Services


  • Fixer
  • Production Coordinator / Crewing
  • Content Strategist
  • Podcast Producer
  • Copy Editor
  • Copywriter
  • Translator

Production Support

  • Non-Fiction Film Director
  • Field Producer
  • Line Producer / On-Location
  • Digital Content Creator
  • Audio Storyteller
  • On-Air Reporter / Host
  • On-Camera Talent
  • Mobile Journalist / Livestreamer
  • Reporter / Journalist

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