Winner of multiple international awards, Chandradeep Das has assisted his father, Anjan Das, who was an eminent National award-winning Bengali filmmaker, in his last 3 internationally acclaimed features namely Achin Pakhi, Bedeni, and Banshiwala. He was a co-writer and an associate director in his Dad's last film Ajana Batas, which had its world premiere at International Film Festival of India, 2013 under the Indian Panorama section.
He made his first independent short film titled Disarray in 2012 at the age of 22. The film went on to win 8 international awards at various premier film festivals and competitions including California, Mexico, London, etc. It was showcased at 18 international film festivals including Washington, Cinema City, Queensland, Portobello, etc. and had its International Premiere at Belgrade Film Festival 2012.
In 2017, he met Nikita Ivanenko, and together they started working on a huge project titled Dead Man’s Mound, a historical action drama set in 10th century Scandinavia. In the meantime, Chandradeep made his second short film titled Ek Poshla Rupkatha (In Loving Memory…). It was an Indo-Russian joint venture as Nikita produced the film. This was their first collaboration. Till date, the film has been awarded and screened at Nevada, Queensland, Kolkata, Bangladesh, Moscow, South Africa, Chicago, Canada International Film Festival, etc., and had its European premiere at Monaco International Film Festival where it won 2 awards. French distributor Gonella Productions has picked up the worldwide rights of the film.
Created by Nikita Ivanenko, Dead Man’s Mound is a multimillion budgeted film which is now in pre-production with a Hollywood cast and crew, boasting some of the big names in the industry. There’s a lot of buzz around the film as it’s going to be an authentic Viking saga with everything from weapons to apparels created in harmony with the period, without conforming to mainstream demands. The film is scheduled to be shot next winter.
As the film is gaining traction day by day, Chandradeep and Nikita collaborated on another short film titled The Red Cap, which has just been wrapped up and has been selected to be presented at festivals worldwide by renowned Spanish distributor Promofest.
Chandradeep is also currently developing a Bengali period horror-mystery drama which was supposed to be made by his father and another ambitious project with Nikita, a biopic of a famous Russian writer.
Apart from making films, Chandradeep is a B.Com graduate and a teacher of English, Accountancy, and Economics. In his pastime, he loves reading and writing poetry, for which he has won international accolades from the UK.
The Red Cap
Film Director, Writer
Ek Poshla Rupkatha
Film (Drama and Short) Director, Writer An elderly woman suddenly inherits a large sum of money from her long deceased husband and decides to use it to build a lavish tomb, where she intends to rest in peace after her demise. She believes that her days are numbered and besides, she doesn't have the will or any apparent reason to live anymore. She has shunned the society long ago and comes across as a cantankerous and grumpy old lady. It is a common conviction that, after her husband's death, the octogenarian has become an abominable recluse. She constantly bickers with her maid and her neighbours, especially with a little child and his mother who live opposite her apartment. When the tomb is finally built, she pays regular visits to the nearby cemetery every morning. That is the only time she goes out of her coop. Days go by as the old lady awaits her death. One morning, she finds a bouquet of flowers carefully placed in front of her tomb. Little does she know that a thrilling and eventful couple of days await her. Will this bring about a drastic change in her life? Will it pave the way for an unexpected conciliation? A stirring of new hope?
Film (Drama) Writer, Associate Director Deepa struggles to communicate with others as her innermost words are usurped by a mysterious strange wind and a stifling silence envelops her simultaneously. How will she get out of this shell? Will the mystic wind ever relieve her of this ordeal ? Written by Anonymous
Film (short) Director, Writer
Film (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director In the backdrop of a remote Indian village, snake-charming is no more a viable profession. Entertainment in different shape is now attracting villagers, so there is a direct confrontation between decaying culture, pure entertainment with colourful, cheap extravaganza. In this troubled time, the snake-charmer is found himself lost and his wife too. The snake-charmer's wife,the protagonist of the film refuses to abandon the world of the living. Her journey begins where past,present and future merge in the form of love and lust Written by fefe81/2
Film (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Add a Plot »
Film (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Achin, a servant in the house of a zamindar, Rai Saheb takes shelter in an inhabited island as he has been wrongly framed in a murder case by Rai Saheb who had asked him to take the blame for a murder committed by his mentally deranged son. He falls in love with Pakhi the daughter of a fisherman. Rai Saheb fixes his son's marriage with Pakhi. When Achin goes to meet Pakhi one day at night; he is arrested and put behind bars. Meanwhile Pakhi is married to Rai Saheb's son and is informed that Achin would soon be hanged. Achin is released due to lack of evidence. He comes back only to find that Pakhi is no more as he has committed suicide. Written by Swarup Basak
The Dead Man's Mound
University of Calcutta