Yes, we are off to CANNES film festival 2013. We had premiered KARMA CODE, the first film on the KARMA series last year at CANNES 2012. The film was watched by some of the notable and important people in the film industry, This includes Anurag Kashyap (Dev D) and Mickey O'Hara (Rockn'rolla). Their response to the film was a great fuel to the coming projects and KARMA CURRENCY. We will continue to create awareness around our works while we are at CANNES. KARMA CURRENCY will be showcased at CANNES SHORT FILM CORNER along with some 2000 selected short films from all over the world. While were are at CANNES, we shall maintain a blog like we did last year http://fookdatcannes2012.tumblr.comread more
KARMA CURRENCY is now completed and ready for film festivals.
World premiere at Festival De Cannes.
It is great feeling to know that we have maintained our production standards the our previous project KARMA CODE had set. We are officially selected to the Short Film Corner of Festival De Cannes 2013. The film will travel the film festival circuit this year before it becomes available to the public.
Welcome to Cannes 2013
We had a very good response to our short film KARMA CODE that was premiered at Cannes 2012. We will be present at the Film Festival and will be maintaing photo and blog feeds from the venue. Stay tuned.
There is no greater feeling than a completed project. KC2 was a monster of a project for a short film that took an entire year in the making. This is mostly because i live 5000 km away from the sets. The last section of the film was to be re-done twice. Each time, i took a plane to KOCHI from Copenhagen. And if the matter was not good enough, i was not hesitant to hit the delete button (even though a return ticket to india costs 70,000 rupees!). But this is how i we learn to develop, by not compromising. The film might not be perfect, but this is the best we could do with what we had in our hands. We see progress in our methods, we also know our weaknesses. I'm happy to see that i have brought out some brilliant performances from my actors. The language in which i communicate my story is also becoming my own. I do not have any intentions of sending KC2 to any film festivals. But KC2 has gathered me the courage to make a full length feature film, KC3. Now with a completed KC2, i will be concentrating more on completion of the feature film that follows. Thanks massive for the support.read more
"Kill your darlings", is one statement we heard repeatedly in my film-school days at Rampen. A first, it did sound like our teachers were overdosing on that statement. But as years went by, i began to understand its importance. What is even more shocking to me is that fact that i have now turned myself into a merciless killer of my own darlings. This fancy title roll was something that engaged my mind for months and took a solid month to make. Even though its reached near perfection, i figured out that it is so not conveying its purpose well as an opener. So, kill it. enjoy it as an outtake. Watch it hereread more
As mentioned in our previous update, the second schedule was rather hectic with discussions about the third project was underway. We head off to Bombay for a couple of days and we still had a scene to be filmed. We returned from Bombay the night before i have to fly back to Copenhagen. We contacted Vinay Forrt and Roopesh to be ready for the shoot. I arrive at 9 pm, to a rainy Cochin. Vinay, Roopesh and i met at a cafe and discussed the scene, which we improvised while drinking coffee. We then head off to Ajantha Regency, a hotel owned by our friend, but was in a state of renovation. We decided to use the lobby of the hotel as the walls were white. There were no strong light, so we asked Suraj to turn his car toward us and shine his headlights into the lobby to light the room. The first scene of the film Karma Currency was lit by car headlights!read more