Beyond Bollywood

Feature Documentary | 2013Distributor: Journeymen TV
Role: Co-Producer, Co-Director | Distributor: Journeymen TV  | Documentary | 52 mins | 2013

Bollywood churns out more films than any other film industry and ‘making it’ here is the Indian dream. This intimate and cleverly made film brings us into the world of those on the fringes, those who will do anything to be  a part of the hindi film industry. Filmed over a period of four years, the documentary follows the turbulent up and coming careers of ‘the white extra’ Harry  and the small town back-up dancer, Pooja, along with the more established careers of the flamboyant make-up artist, Ojas and the notorious union leader, Premji. Their heart-warming characters and stories of perseverance offer a fascinating insight, as we delve in and explore the movie biz, Indian style!

DISTRIBUTOR: Journeymen TV, U.K

– Netflix [worldwide rights] 2016

– Amazon VOD 2015

– Itunes VOD 2015

– Arte France

– Sky Arts NZ

– Discovery Channel Europe

– Epic Channel India

FILM FESTIVALS:
 – New South Asian Documentary Film Festival, New York City, NY 2014

– River to River, Florence, Italy 2013

– Ethnografilm Festival, Paris, France, 2015

– Indie Vibes, Frankfurt, Germany 2013

– Seattle, Houston, New Jersey City Indian Film Festivals, 2014

– Bay Street Film Festival, Thunderbay, Canada 2015

INSTITUTIONS & COMMUNITY SCREENINGS:
– Yale University, CT

– New York University, NY Women’s Education Project, NYC 2015

 

– The New School, NY

AWARD:

2013 River to River Festival Best Documentary                                                           2015 Bay Street Film Festival Audience Award