Telkomsel, Viddsee Team for Comedy Series


Indonesian telco Telkomsel is teaming with the film shorts platform Viddsee on a four-part romantic comedy series for its video app, MAXstream.

Debuting tomorrow (February 14), Unscripted Man is directed by Indonesian filmmaker Rein Maychaelson and will be exclusively available on MAXstream. The video app will also air, throughout the month of February, one short film per day sourced from Viddsee. These include Maychaelson’s Errorist of Seasons as well as Loving A Tombstone (Mencintai Nisan) and Made In Bali.

Telkomsel’s Head of Digital Lifestyle, Crispin Tristram, said, “MAXstream not only continues to provide high-quality digital content but also empowers Indonesian creatives to hone their craft by using MAXstream to amplify the reach of their films to a wider audience. This is in line with our mission to develop the Indonesian digital ecosystem and give the best digital lifestyle experience to our customers. Viddsee has built strong relationships with Indonesian filmmakers over the years and they understand the needs and demands of local audiences. We hope to give better and more diverse content that suits the taste and needs of MAXstream users, while supporting Indonesian filmmakers at the grassroots level to reach out to more movie fans.”

Derek Tan, Viddsee’s co-founder and chief commercial officer, added, “After seeing how Errorist of Seasons was very relevant to the local audience, we saw Rein as the ideal person to create our first Viddsee originals series in Indonesia. This is only the beginning; in the coming months, viewers can expect more Indonesian serials and documentaries from our digital content production branch, Viddsee Studios.”

Tan added, “This is a significant step in our mission to empower storytellers throughout the region; having partners like Telkomsel that support Rein’s work and other Indonesian filmmakers will not only increase visibility for budding filmmakers but also become the validation and motivation that they need to create important, entertaining and inspiring movies.”