In case you don’t know yet, I used to be crazy and daring (I still am now, but to a lesser degree). For example, have you ever climbed to a car roof from the back seat while said car is going at about 40 kph? I have. Twice.
Little incidents like that eventually prompted my buddies to joke that I should make a TV show about myself. I thought it would be cool too, but having too much to do all the time prevented the idea from being realized. Then in 2007, the media communities in the campus hatched a plan to create something called Campus Channel (link may be down), where they pooled their resources to create some kind of integrated media. Being a member of the radio club, I took the opportunity, and with a little (big) help from my friends (Radix, Nophe, Ami, Dedy, and Shana, among others), Arya BL Show was born. (BTW, BL is my nickname, but that’s another story.)
The idea was to make a talk show discussing current issues in ITB, Indonesia, and the world, with a bit of comedy sneaked in, combined with my so-called “signature style”. Hence the pilot episode, scheduled for November 2007, was themed around Heroes’ Day, which is on November 10 in Indonesia.
Arya BL Show, Episode: Heroism was released in mid-November to moderate reception.
This episode was the only one ever produced, since after that I decided to focus on my undergrad thesis and the other guys also moved on to other things. But it was fun. 🙂
Posted on: 20 May, 2010
Behind-the-scene trivia: A few days before filming, my room was broken into while I was sleeping in there, and my laptop, cellphones, watches, my dad’s camcorder, and several other items was stolen. Thank heavens the show could still go on…