Two years ago in February 2015, British Council held a feature film development programme in collaboration with Film London: Film London Microschool. Microschool is a programme designed by Film London for filmmakers who are taking their first features into production. One of the teams who was selected for the programme was a team of three which consist of scriptwriter Rahabi Mandra, producer Darius Sinathrya, and director Emil Heradi. They were in the process of producing their first feature film, a thriller-drama titled Night Bus, based on a true story by an Acehnese Indonesian actor, Teuku Rifnu Wikana.
Two years passed and now these Film London Microschool alumni are set to launch their debut feature film in Indonesia's big cinema this April. To Kumparan, Darius mentioned that he first joined the production only to help his friend but then they decided to join Film London Microschool and Darius was registered as the director.
"When we wanted to apply, we have to put three names as the producer, scriptwriter, and director. I was chosen as the producer. After we participated in the workshop, there is so many knowledge we've gained from the mentors, the mentors were all from the UK and have been in the film industry for many years and know how to make a film. So from then, I started as the producer." – Darius Sinathrya to Kumparan, 'Night Bus' Debut Pertama Darius Sinathrya sebagai Produser'.