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Sandy Widyanata to helm Hollywood feature

Hollywood studio Lionsgate has selected Film Construction Director Sandy Widyanata for the movie adaptation of romance-drama “Goodbye for Now.”

“Goodbye for Now,” based on Laurie Frankel’s novel, centres on a computer genius who invents a way for people to e-mail loved ones who have passed on. When he unexpectedly loses the woman he loves, he must face his own creation to keep her close or lose her forever.

The script is in development at Temple Hill, the producers of the ‘Twilight’ movies, ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ and ‘The Maze Runner’. The script has been adapted by Jessica Goldberg (‘Parenthood’) and is currently being rewritten by acclaimed novelist and screenwriter Jonathan Tropper (‘This is Where I Leave You’).

The story combines Widyanata's love for humorous drama and whimsical but grounded sci-fi. The film will be Widyanata's feature film debut.

Sandy travels between Sydney and L.A. She was recently recognized with a Bronze AWARD for her Greenpeace work as well numerous VFX and film festival awards for her short film “Plastic,” She has also shot TVC’s for Freddo, Cadbury, HTC, and the ABC to name a few.

Says Tim Pietranski, Executive Producer, "Sandy is the real deal and it’s so exciting to see her

career soar. Those who have worked with Sandy know how delightful and talented she is. Having worked as a visual effects artist for years, her attention to 3D modelling, animation detail, and post integration is truly mind boggling. She stays true to her vision and elicits performances that are natural and truthful, always delivering the heart of the concept or story. She is passionate about TVCs and web film work so don't hesitate to ask about her availability…."

“At Film Construction we pride ourselves by the directing talent in our team and Sandy is no exception. Nothing makes us prouder as when our directors are recognised in this way…” adds Film Construction Group Managing Director Bruce Pilbrow.

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