A native of Makassar, Indonesia, Muhammad Zaidy began his filmmaking career as a casting director and assistant director in the Indonesian film industry for several feature-length films and music videos.
He studied in Universitas Indonesia in Jakarta, earning his bachelor degree in Political Science in 2009. He graduated MFA Producing for Film and Television at the New York Film Academy in 2014.
Muhammad Zaidy co-produced award-winning feature film Athirah, and he is associated with the sequel of box office hit film, Ada Apa Dengan Cinta 2. Recently he produced a feature film Posesif, a teenage romance suspense directed by the international critically acclaimed director, Edwin.
2017 – Feature Film:
POSESIF (director: Edwin), as Producer
Official Selection, Singapore International Film Festival
10 nominations for Festival Film Indonesia, including best film
2016 – Feature Film:
ATHIRAH (director: Riri Riza), as Co-Producer
Official Selection, Vancouver International Film Festival
Official Selection, Busan International Film Festival
Official Selection, Tokyo International Film Festival
Official Selection, Vesoul International Film Festival
Winner of best film at Festival Film Indonesia
ADA APA DENGAN CINTA 2 (director: Riri Riza), as Production Supervisor NY Unit
2010-2015 – New York Productions:
MOJIN: THE LOST LEGEND (THE GHOULS), CHINA – Feature Film, as Production team NY Unit
THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY, NY (2012)
Assistant to Publicity Dept, Production & Development Dept: Worked on coverage for best-selling books, publicity material, press screening for movies such as Django Unchained, Silver Lining Playbook.