Akbar de Wighar Founder of Kartenz Animation Studios.
Early Years and Education
Akbar de Wighar was born in Salatiga, small town in Central Java, Indonesia. His father, Enggar Suwargadi was a camera operator. His mother, Endang Sadewi, had a talent for making Cake & Cookies, whose father was also The Indonesian National Armed
Forces (Indonesian: Tentara Nasional Indonesia, TNI formerly Angkatan Bersenjata Republik Indonesia, ABRI). Akbar’s creative abilities come from his parents and the spirit of hard work exemplified by grandfather.
In 1992, Akbar’s parents left Salatiga and start living in Jakarta. Early 2006, he continue studying at Jakarta Institute of The Arts (Indonesian: Institut Kesenian Jakarta, IKJ), with his education background he pursue a dreams to build an animation studios and then develop his own animated character.
Early 2010, after his father died with diabetes disease, Akbar focus to work more than study in college, so he didn’t finish his studies until founded KARTENZ.
Akbar known for his calm personality, but not fully like that actually He is a dynamic person, study at college and work for company in the same time. It hasn’t held him back from pursuing his dreams.
He began his career as an employee in 2008, first job is drawing instructor at Global Jaya International School. In 2010 working as motion graphics designer for Antv, Indonesian television network based in Jakarta. Now, He felt that he would be helpful if running his own business.
Founder of KARTENZ
KARTENZ brings family entertainment and media enterprise with three business segments: Media Networks, Theme Parks and Studio Entertainment.
Kartenz Animation Studios is an American computer animation film studio based in Santa Monica. Founded on March 3, 2012 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The studio created a three fictional character named Jonathan”Joke” Kersky, Boston”Mr.B” Kintpus and Shinta Hepburn that producing for virtual band feature films with stage name, CHUCKILL.
Originally was founded by Akbar de Wighar and Halilintar WP in 2012 after Akbar left his post as Designer of television network company. He set up a studio at the beginning from his mother’s kitchen, the studio was production for advertising company until expanding to production own animated character.
Now, Kartenz Studios became a subsidiary of film division from KARTENZ Company. KARTENZ brings family entertainment and media enterprise with three business segments: Media Networks, Theme Parks and Studio Entertainment. Although it was not easy to achieve what KARTENZ done so far, Akbar found that doing business with worldwide market was not easy, especially for business integrity and ability to read market trends played a crucial role. KARTENZ vision to offer creative concept for future Theme parks, resorts, TV program, characters, games, videos, music and more. The Company is planning to build Kartenz Park, a new Theme park with Kartenz’s animation character for whole design, the concept was designed by Kartenz Studios, despite the fact that its advertising campaign yet launch, just a testament to the company for delivering a future life.
Akbar de Wighar and Chika Riznia Wedding 2015.
Akbar de Wighar dated fashion designer Chika Riznia from early 2009. They lived together in Jakarta, it was a six-year relationship from mid-2009 to mid-2015. Chika Riznia and Akbar de Wighar met when they studied at Jakarta Institute of Arts and have been together ever since. Thereafter married on June 15, 2015. Which are taking place at lake deck.
– IMDb Mini Biography By: Kartenz Studios