Tumpal is a cinephile-turned-filmmaker, based in Jakarta, Indonesia. He graduated from Bandung Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. Since 2005, he has written and directed several short films, which were screened in various domestic and international film festival. In 2009, he was selected to attend the Berlinale Talents in Berlin. In 2010, he was selected to attend the Asian Film Academy in Busan. In 2014, he won the Citra Award, Indonesia's most prestigious film awards, for Best Original Screenplay for "Tabula Rasa". In 2017, he co-wrote the screenplay for "212 Warrior", a film adaptation of a best-selling martial arts book series in Indonesia that is being produced by Fox International Productions and LifeLike Pictures. "212 Warrior" was nationally released in 2018. "Crocodile Tears" will be his feature film debut.
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