INDEPENDENT SHORTS


When you're a technical autodidact and feel the urge to tell a story using moving images, independent shorts seem a safe testing ground. Sometimes you are guided by the character to tell the story, sometimes the seed for story comes from a contest briefing, but in the end the story just tells itself...

'Unbreak My Heart'

2005-2006 / Machinima Short / Animation

Wrote, Directed, and Edited an experimental Machinima film “Unbreak My Heart” (Music Video set against song by Toni Braxton) that was the only entry selected from India to be nominated and screened at International Animation Festivals including: • The Machinima Film Fest 2005 (World Premier, Screened at the American Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, New York), • Animago Fest 2006 (Germany), • FMX ‘06 (Germany) , • The Bitfilm Festival 2006 (Germany) • Animatu Festival 2006 (Portugal)


'It's Me on Me'

2009 / Advertising Film / Hewlett Packard & Youtube

Wrote, Performed and Edited Short Ad-film 'It's Me on Me' for the Youtube & HP Contest "You on You." Was short-listed to the top 25 selections from thousands of entries around the world, winning a special edition laptop from HP. Link to Film http://youtu.be/aVwPcrtCIiw




 

STUDENT DOCUMENTARIES AND AD FILMS

During my Media Studies, I had the opportunity to work on many student films where as part of the group assignment, from time to time, I wrote the concept notes and script and/or filmed / edited / directed. Here are selected works:

2010: Seasons - 1 Minute - Art Film

Credits: Concept, Starring, Edit


 

2009:'Spycam' - 30 Minute Fiction Episode for Television

Credits: Scene filming, Episode Edit


 

 2009: Set of Three TVC for Matrix Communications

Credits: Concept , Storyboard


 

 2009:'The Look' - Documentary on evolving Hair and Fashion Trends

Interviews: Marvin D'Souza, Sapna Bhavanani Credits: Concept, Filming, Editing


 

2008:'Psychedelic' - One Minute Short

Genre: Film Noir Credits: Concept, Editing


 

2007:'Day in the Life of a Cadet' - Documentary

Exclusive Documentary on Cadet Life : National Defense Academy, Khadakwasla through special permission with NDA

Credits: Filming, Editing


 

2006: 'Health & Fitness Culture'

 Documentary covering trends - Interviews: Mickey Mehta, Sandip Soparkar,

Location Feature: Taj Wellington Mews Spa

Credits: Filming, Editing, Interviews


 

2006: 'Twist - Ad Films'

 Advertising Campaign for New Drink

Credits: Editing

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