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Film School Work
National Institute of Design (2006-2008)
CHAATTALMAZHA (NID FVC 2009)
NID FVC STUDENT DIPLOMA FILM Language: Malayalam (with English subtitles) Director/Producer - Ahsam K.R Faculty Guide - Arun Gupta Year of production - 2009 SYNOPSIS: Chaattalmazha is a film that celebrates childhood through a day in Geetu's life. Shot in lush green Kerala, this film also celebrates the rain. Geetu, a sober and relatively quiet girl, who is quite particular about her appearance and punctuality, slowly breaks all rules just to fulfil her small desires. The drizzle resembles the spontaneity of a child. This film was screened as a part of the NID Film & Video Retrospective at ALPAVIRAMA 2011 South Asian Short & Documentary Film Festival. (http://www.nid.edu/alpavirama/index.html)
PURNA VIRAMA (NID FVC 2008)
NID FVC STUDENT FILM Director - Ujjwal Utkarsh. Faculty Guide - Arun Gupta. Year of Production - 2008 SYNOPSIS: Using only sound and movement, this observational documentary conjures up a metaphor of destruction and breakdown using the allegory of a bus.The bus is stripped of all dignity and ruthlessly taken apart for its various parts to be sold as scrap. This film was screened as a part of the NID Film & Video Retrospective at ALPAVIRAMA 2011 South Asian Short & Documentary Film Festival (http://www.nid.edu/alpavirama/index.html) Winner: Excellence in Documentary (Student) Gold Award @ IDPA 2009
A film about two couples, a young couple and old couple in conversation with each other, slowly revealing their insecurities and their relationship. The idea behind the film was also to create a feeling of strangeness in relationships and make the viewer reflect back on their own. Relationships are the same everywhere. Everyone talks, fights some get back some dont. It’s become a routine in the human circle.
A child has a multitude of facets. The happy child. The egoless child. The vigorous child. The ignorant child. Maybe the Child who is God. Poet Vailopilly wrote: "The children who are, Young, candid and unblemished. Oh these innocent children, They predict the future like God" From here I started my film the journey of a girl who changes her future.
IF YOU WANT A BETTER QUALITY IMAGE PLS CONTACT ME FOR A DVD AT ujjwal.utkarsh AT gmail.com ALSO DO DROP ME A FEEDBACK!!! This is the first film I made in the beginning of 2008. It was made as part of the course requirement of the post grad Film & Video program at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. Hence I have made a few more films and trying to make more. SYNOPSIS: antaraal is an interval, a pause, a break. The film is about 17-18 yr old Ankit going through an antaraal in his life. cinematography : prahlad gopakumar production/ sync sound : udayraj p j & yaatra dviwedi props : diviya jain/snehal chitlange/yaatra dviwedi cast (lead) : malhar salil guide : amit dutta additional guidance : arun gupta
Flights of Sleeping Birds
Screened at Experimenta International Film & Video Festival '09, India Oslo Screen Festival '10, Oslo Festival international Signes de Nuit, Paris '10 Kurye International Video Festival '10, Istanbul International Video and Contemporary Art Festival Waterpieces '10 Riga, Latvia New Screen - New Castle Sept 2011 (featured artist) A Documentary that morphs into imagination. In a sleepy town, two children, Rati and her brother, set upon a mysterious journey discovering their ancestral past while they spy on their grandfather’s experiments. Their ancestors came by ship from a faraway imaginary land. Their grandfather has been bitten by a prehistoric creature that came from that ship and secret knowledge of a ritual flows through his blood. Rati begins to hear voices from the ritual. It seems as if something is tapping her brainwaves and is making her hallucinate. They will never know that all three of them will vanish with a strange light that visits their town. The fiction is inspired by the stories surrounding a ritual called ‘ Gadde Utsav’ that happens in the village of Sal bordering Goa and Maharashtra. It is interspersed with an interview of Sitaram, an elder of that village. In the ritual, that commemorates the end and beginning of the lunar cycle, a special family of the village invokes the true guardian who used to inhabit those hills. He is called Devnchar, a semi earthly being. The Devnchar has no face, but instead is made of a light, like the shape of a sunflower. This light travels through the forest and fields in great speed blinking like a giant firefly. It is an unpredictable force that is neither good nor bad.
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