I am a Director of Photography and Director, a visual storyteller with a background in Journalism and Advertising who finds the process of communicating through films very liberating. Being sensitive and affected by what’s happening around is a very personal process and I make films to channelize those thoughts and emotions. I make films to express. I cling on to an original thought, conceptualize and visualize it and try to fine tune it into a shot that most excites me in terms of the story, lighting, camera angles, compositions and the style of delivery. If it doesn't touch my heart, how can I expect it to touch yours? :)
Film (Thriller and Short) Cinematographer "Reverend" is a suspense/thriller short film based on the skeletons everyone has in their closets. No matter how people present themselves in the public eye, true evil still lives everywhere lurking beneath the surface. To our dismay, even the most unsuspecting people can be pure evil from one moment to the next. Written by Adam Nutter (screenwriter, co-director)
Film (short) by Dennis Larkin (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department An aspiring female politician prepares to enter the gubernatorial race for the state of Pennsylvania. When a dark family secret threatens to derail her campaign she takes matters into her own hands.
Film (short) by Stjepan Ostoic Papic (Drama) Cinematographer After the death of his girlfriend Miranda, Sebastian decides to lose any contact with society. One night, exhausted of his loneliness, he picks up his phone and calls people randomly. His life becomes a nightmare when Miranda answers the phone. Written by Stjepan Ostoic Papic
Film (Drama and Short) Director and Cinematographer Vera Tailor, a 27 year old, strong, independent woman who once had a dream: she wanted to be a singer. She was the front woman of a band that was slowly making waves. But Vera had a nagging doubt - what if like the thousands of other people, her dream never sees the light of day? This is Vera's story, in which she discovers that what the heart sings is a song, not the jingling sound of money. Perhaps it's a little late, but she will only be truly happy when she shuts the noise of the world. When she shuts her fears and even her own voice, and just listens to her Song. Written by Snigdha Kapoor (director, cinematographer, executive producer)
Film (Drama and Short) Cinematographer "Usually the more conspicuous a story is, the more it gets ignored. Like telling yourself the story of your own life, the way it truly is; sincerity is such an arduous task to bring out or search for. Holding often many grudges, many uncried tears, countless doses of sorrow, a broken mirror every day... Looking for some answers, trying to find our own image between the reflection of what we wanted to be, and the shadow of what we couldn't be. But always willing to pick up all those scattered pieces along the way, trying to mend inside all that Shattered Beauty." Written by Iorgo Papoutsas (producer, casting director)
The Checkout Line
Film (Short and Sci-Fi) Cinematographer It's 2056. America is bankrupt. A Third World War decimates the northern half of the country, leaving behind an irradiated wasteland. The general population is 83% unemployed. Healthcare extinct. Desperation and despair run rampant. To prevent more disease and bodies littering the landscape, suicide has been deemed illegal. Anyone found to have taken their own life will leave a further financial burden on their next of kin. The newly formed corporate government establishes Voluntary Dissolvement Centers (V.D.C.'s) to assist in government sanctioned suicide, commonly known as Checkout Lines. A series of unfortunate events lead Nate, an unemployed miner living in the "northern half" to resort to the ultimate final decision, to end his life at The Checkout Line. Enter Jamie, the young prostitute who cannot stand the shame anymore. Fate and timing will bring these two lost souls together, and in the darkest of hours comes the hint of a spark. Written by Cornelius Broderick
My Great Great Aunt on My Stepfather's Side Through Marriage
Film (short) by Cedric Hill (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Two women, 1 letter from a great great aunt, a couple of cell phones and New york city. What could go wrong? Did I mention they are marriage witnesses for hire at city hall?
Film (short) by Christine Richards (Drama and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department A young woman who appears to be preparing for a romantic moment with her lover, turns the tables when they both decide to do something drastic together. Little does the lover know that she has been planning this since day one.
Best International Short