"I’m passionate about people."
Growing up to an expatriate family, Nicholas Pudjarminta, has moved through nine different homes in four countries. Meeting people from different cultures and religions he gained an enthusiasm to tackle the problem of empathy. How do we get people to understand each other? At age eleven, he discovered the world of 3D Art and shortly after filmmaking. Since then, he's used these two mediums to develop immersive experiences that bridge people together.
In 2020, he received a BFA in Film and Television Production at the prestigious USC School of Cinematic Arts.
"Heart-achingly thoughtful" - LA times.
In 2017, Nicholas co-founded the VR studio AmaVR.
Their first experience, Ama’s Momento, debuted at the Japanese American National Museum and received the best “Location Based and Live Play Award” at IndieCade 2019. The LA Times gave it a stellar review calling it "heart-achingly thoughtful".
In 2020, they teamed up with Facebook API @AR/ VR to create the 360 film, Dear Mom, which was selected for the 2020 BAFTA Student Interactive Media Showcase.