Local Team

Freddy Prawira | Creative Assistant

Freddy with a double ‘d’ is an early career professional who was born and raised in rural Bogor, Indonesia. As Creative Assistant he is responsible for graphic design, social media and assisting with photography and videography, as well as supporting our interview and translation requests in Indonesia.

Freddy has a gift for language, that’s why he is a suburb interviewer and translator. With a BA in German Literature and Education, he has spent the first years of his career as a private language teacher.

Despite being unable to pursue his dream to study in a creative field he always puts a creative flair into his work, making crafty learning models to use as resources in his lessons. He also has flair for crafty projects and arranging flowers.

With a passion for the creative arts, a strong desire to bring about change and a kind and caring manner, Freddy is a wonderful addition to the Positive Media team!

Seba Basiou | Technical Assistant

Seba is an exceptionally talented photographer and videographer from Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. He provides invaluable assistance with our work, both on the ground and virtually, to support our technical needs.

Seba is skilled at both capturing content, as well as editing and colour grading and has worked in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and Australia. He is our go-to man when we hit a technical snag, or need advice on the best kit to capture our client’s needs.

As well as having a creative eye, he is also an open and sensitive team member and has supported with work advocating for safe abortion in Papua New Guinea and telling first period stories with women in Indonesia.

Seba dreams of taking his camera far from his homeland to capture the dramatic landscapes of the Faroe Islands, Iceland and Norway.

Asala De Jesus | Film Maker

Asala is a passionate film maker and cinematographer from Ermera, Timor-Leste. He is a valuable team member supporting our video shoots when we are working on the ground in Timor-Leste.

Asala has a BA in Screen Arts where he majored in camera and sound. He has a strong background working in video production for development organisations. This makes him a valuable asset when interviewing beneficiaries and understanding the needs of the client when story gathering in the field.

Along with his team, Metresi Productions, he has worked as Project Manager for a UNESCO education project, working with nine team members to create 23x 60 second episodes demonstrating practical science activities; designed the approach and supported the technical management for HANDS Eskola Ba Uma pre-school education programme, creating 10x 30 minute videos; and worked on smaller success story projects for clients including Oxfam, UNDP, TOMAK, ChildFund, The Central Bank of Timor-Leste, UNICEF,  ABCID Australia and the Asia Development Bank.

Asala’s dream for the future is to fund and produce his own feature film in Timor-Leste and Indonesia. We are lucky to have this enthusiastic creative in our fold!