Our Social Commitment
Our social responsibility is to use our production experience and storytelling to help make the world a better place.
At Kosong Satu Group we are committed to ‘Green Filmmaking’, practicing activities that benefit society on a local, national, and global scale. We recognise that we have a duty to protect the environment and by working mindfully, we do our best to protect our planet and people, ensuring a greener, more resilient future for us all.
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
Odd One Out Labs Donates 160K$ for Charities
Raised and donated 160k$ to Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation. Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is a distressing psychological condition where a person becomes very preoccupied with one or more features in physical appearance, e.g. nose, skin, hair, etc.
Any body part could be the focus of concern in BDD. People with BDD engage in time-consuming, repetitive behaviors to ‘fix’ or hide the perceived flaw/s which are difficult to resist or control (e.g extensive grooming regimes, mirror checking, reassurance seeking, camouflaging, seeking cosmetic surgery, etc).
BDD can seriously affect a person’s daily life, including work, education, social life, and relationships. As a result, social anxiety, isolation, and depression are very common in BDD.
Beach cleanup with EcoBali
Making a Difference: Joining Forces for a Beach Cleanup Project
ecoBali was established in 2006 in response to the urgency of waste management problems in the island of Bali. One of their initiatives is the Beach Cleanup, a program that aims to remove litter and other debris from the beaches of Bali. The program is carried out by volunteers, who work together to collect and dispose of trash in an environmentally friendly manner.
The beach cleanup is an important initiative that not only improves the appearance of the beaches but also helps to protect marine life and the ocean ecosystem. The volunteers will be equipped with necessary tools and materials to remove plastic bottles, straws, and other single-use plastics that can be harmful to marine life. The event will also raise awareness about the importance of proper waste management and encourage people to take responsibility for their actions and the impact they have on the environment. The event also provides an opportunity for the local community and visitors to come together and make a meaningful contribution to the preservation of Bali’s beaches and ocean for future generations.
Fight against pollution: Voice Above Water
Highlights the Urgency of Combatting Ocean Plastic Pollution
Pixar’s Dana Frankoff and Baliprod Photo & Video Production Agency teamed up to raise awareness about the continuous plastic pollution problem in the world’s ocean.
Voice Above Water is the story of Wayan Nyo, a 90-year-old fisherman who can no longer fish because of the huge amount of plastic filling up the ocean. He decides to use his fishing boat and net to pull out the plastic and trash from the water – hoping to fish again.
This short film is a glimpse into how one human and use their resources to make a change, and a massive reminder that it takes all of us playing our own part, coming together to accomplish something much greater than ourselves.
A Series of Documentaries on Ocean Cleanup Heroes
4ocean and Baliprod teamed up to create an amazing docuseries about the incredible 4ocean crews who work relentlessly to remove plastic from our shores and rivers.
4ocean Captains & Crews takes a BTS look at the people who help clean our oceans and coastlines every day. Season one introduces three different crew members from the Bali Clean-up operation while providing breath-taking visuals of the Indonesian landscape and everyday life of local community members.
The Ocean Cleanup
The Sustainable Design and Evolution of The Ocean Cleanup's Interceptor
The first Interceptor prototype, The Ocean Cleanup’s initial river cleanup system, was designed and built in 2017. The prototype was developed in collaboration with TME, a Dutch machine-building and engineering company, and was tested in Zuidland, South Holland. The system was designed to extract debris from water and was tested for its robustness and efficiency in high water flow velocities. Based on the findings of these tests, adjustments were made to the design, and the prototype was shipped to Batam, Indonesia, where minor adjustments were made before being deployed in Jakarta in 2019.
Over the last quarter of 2017 and into the start of 2018, all components and aspects of the system, now version 1.1, were tested. The tests focused on the extraction of debris from the water, monitoring the flow of water through the system, and the capability of the conveyor to manage debris of various sizes and materials. After the tests, adjustments were made based on the findings of the research and the prototype was shipped to Batam, Indonesia, where it was assembled and then transported to Jakarta. The system was installed in the Cengkareng Drain in Jakarta, Indonesia in February 2019 and was fully operational by June 2019. The goal of the project was to learn as much as possible from operating in a highly polluted environment, and the team was already thinking of the design concept for the next generation of the Interceptor.
Raising Awareness and Donations to Repair The Canggu Shortcut
The Canggu Shortcut is a popular route that begins at the temple on Jl. Nelayan and continues along an unnamed road and Jl. Anggrek until it reaches Jl. Raya Semat 1. This route runs through private rice fields with unstable terrain, making it difficult to navigate for both cars and motorbikes. Unfortunately, the road was built without proper consideration of soil quality or basic construction requirements. This has resulted in a poor road surface that is plagued by shifting paving blocks and deep potholes.
In the past 5 years, multiple ad-hoc renovations have been organized by different individuals and businesses, but the road remains in poor condition. The community has recognized the need for a more permanent solution, and starting in July 2021, the Bali Community joined forces with businesses (including Kosong Satu Group) have come together to renovate the shortcut road. The construction is set to be completed by December 2021 and will greatly improve the travel experience for those who use the Canggu Shortcut.
Bye Bye Plastic Bags
One Island One Voice's Mission to Say Goodbye to Plastic Bags in Bali
Melati Wijsen, the founder of One Island One Voice, is a young and passionate activist from Bali who has made a name for herself in the world of climate change activism. Her work has earned her a spot on Forbes’ 30 under 30 list. One of the projects that Melati is particularly proud of is One Island One Voice (OIOV).
OIOV is a campaign that is based in Bali and aims to bring together organizations and businesses in order to share knowledge, expertise, and data in order to improve sustainable solutions and best practices. Since 2017, OIOV has been hosting the annual Bali’s Biggest Clean-Up event, which takes place in various locations all over Bali and is driven by the vision of creating a cleaner, greener future for the island.
Supporting Bali's Communities During the Mt Agung Eruption
Mount Agung, a volcano on the island of Bali, Indonesia, erupted five times last November. Volcanic regions are densely populated and intensely cultivated due to their fertile soil. The eruption caused the evacuation of more than 40,000 people, disrupting air traffic and causing environmental damage.
Among the four eruptions of Mount Agung known today, 1963 was the most devastating: almost 2000 people died. Many organizations like “First Aid Amed” came forward to volunteer and help the locals. The Balinese put their lives on hold, they overcome this situation day by day… Forgotten by the rest of the world. 20,000 refugees have still not returned home.
Bali Turtle Conservation and Education Centre
Kosong Satu Goup's Commitment to Conservation
All of the Baliprod team visited the centre, and was touched by the funds huge efforts they make every day. We make regular donations, supporting all their hard work.
There are numerous beaches in Bali that are natural habitats for sea turtles to lay their eggs. This conservation is close to our hearts and home, and we love giving our continuous support to this charity. The centre works to involve and train the local community to protect sea turtles through “Community Based Conservation” programs.