Jack and the Purpose [2012]

Short Films

Up in YouTube now. 🙂
New version featuring Third World Messiah by Age of Chaos..

Visual Krafts

The project Jack and the Purpose began way back in 2011 when Akasdeep Bhadra started out with the concept of showing the mindset of a boy going through a stage of identity crisis. Once the script was matured and the team was ready, we started shooting for the film in December 2011, with no crew members. Most of the time extra actors used to help in the shoot, and at times I shot the film with only the director and the actor. After two weeks of hard work, we were finally able to make a copy for sending to the film competition at ISI, Kolkata where it came among the top five films.

Work on the music was still left and continued till the end of January 2012. By February 2012 we were able to release our first short film in Youtube for our viewers.

The film received good reviews…

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The Sound Check Project S02 E03: T.L. Mazumdar (feat. Jivraj Singh & Julia Ohrmann) – “Someone”

The Sound Check Project: Season 2

Episode 15 of the Sound Check Project featuring the track “Someone” by T.L. Mazumdar (feat. Jivraj Singh & Julia Ohrmann).

”Dedicated to Gyan Singh (1951-2012)”
T.L. Mazumdar (Germany-based Singer-Songwriter/Multi-instrumentalist ) has been called ”a major talent” by Jack Douglas (Producer: Miles Davis/John Lennon/Aerosmith etc.) and
”among a handful of Indian musicians who are trying to break the Western stereo­type that they have to play sitars or tablas, or sing Bollywood and bhangra numbers” by Time Out magazine.

He has been nominated for the Bremer Jazzpreis 2012, a National Award for German artists for outstanding contribution to German jazz with ethnic influences
Brought up in North Africa, UK, India and Germany, T.L. believes music is beyond social conditioning, beyond nationality and beyond other forms of tagging life with labels. His music is about bringing worlds together. The dreamer and the nerd. The cerebral and intuitive. The skeptic and the believer. The lost and found.
This song is from his upcoming album titled ‘BUeC’ (short for Bideshi Uebersetzungs Collective).

Official Site – http://www.findtl.com

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produced, directed and shot by Margub Ali.
edited by Anish Chakraborty for Visual Krafts.
audio recorded by Ankit Gandhi Lall.
audio mastered by T.L. Mazumdar.

The Sound Check Project S02 E02: The Supersonics – “Come Around You”

The Sound Check Project: Season 2

Episode 14 of the Sound Check Project featuring the track “Come Around You” by The Supersonics.

The Supersonics are a post/alt/punk band from Kolkata. Their album ‘Maby Baking’ which was released in 2009 is still highly appreciated by the masses. They are currently working on new material for next album.

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Twitter – https://twitter.com/TheSupersonics
Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/thesupersonics
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/thesupersonics

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produced, directed and shot by Margub Ali.
edited by Anish Chakraborty for Visual Krafts.
audio recorded by Debangshu Roy.
audio mastered by Ananda Sen.
lights from Blooper House Studios.

The Sound Check Project S02 E01: Rhythm Shaw – “The Opening Act”

The Sound Check Project: Season 2

The first episode of the second season of the Sound Check Project featuring the track “The Opening Act” by Rhythm Shaw.

Rhythm Shaw is a 17 year old acoustic/electric guitarist from Kolkata. His musical influences are from Jazz, Funk, Gospel, Rock, Carnatic & Metal.

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Page – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rhythm…

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produced, directed and shot by Margub Ali.
edited by Anish Chakraborty for Visual Krafts.
audio mastered by Allan Ao.

The Sound Check Project S01 E12: Amyt Datta & Jivraj Singh – “Corridors”

The Sound Check Project: Season 1

Episode 12 and the final episode of Season 1 of the Sound Check Project featuring the track “Corridors” by Amyt Datta and Jivraj Singh.

Amyt Datta / Guitar, Synth / is India’s pre-eminent guitar explorer. Rolling Stone Magazine calls him the country’s “true live guitar god”.

The road was Amyt’s teacher. In the 1980’s, he cut his teeth touring with famed rock & roll band Shiva. They went hard, like no Indian band since. Next, he and Monojit Datta formed D for brother. The short lived, but prolific, duo played intricately designed culture blend music long before it became the hip thing to do. With Indian indie pioneers Skinny Alley, he co-wrote, produced and played on the first English language album by an Indian band to get a major label release.

In recent years, Amyt has moved away from a purely guitaristic focus and is journeying down a dangerous path of dissonant poetry. The reward: un-imagined beauty.

Listen to Amyt’s solo album – ‘Ambiance de Danse’

“Ambiance de Danse” is the debut studio album from Indian experimental/world duo Amyt Datta (guitar, synth, composition) and Jivraj Singh (drums, electronics, design).

You can listen to their work at :-

Official Site – http://www.amytdatta.com http://www.itspinknoise.com http://skinnyalley.bandcamp.com
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/amytdattaofficial
Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/amytdatta/sets…

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produced, directed and shot by Margub Ali.
edited by Anish Chakraborty for Visual Krafts.
audio mixed and mastered by Amyt Datta & Jivraj Singh.

The Sound Check Project S01 E11: Ouch! – “Pretty Girl”

The Sound Check Project: Season 1

Episode 11 of the Sound Check Project featuring the track “Pretty Girl” by Ouch!.

“Ouch !” are 3 person acoustic band with :-
Subholina Sen – Vocals
Kunal Sinha – Guitars
Bachospati Chakraborty – Bass

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edited by Anish Chakraborty for Visual Krafts.
audio recorded, mixed and mastered by Shaurya Banerjee.

The Sound Check Project S01 E10: Jeepers Creepers – “Monkeys . Trees . Me”

The Sound Check Project: Season 1

Episode 10 of the Sound Check Project featuring the track “Monkeys . Trees . Me” by Jeepers Creepers.

Jeepers Creepers are a post-punk/brit punk band from Kolkata.
The bands debut single “She digs a whippersnapper” got featured in the Stupiditties compilation 6th edition.They are the runners-up for the Nokia India Fest-Launchpad 2013 at the Zonals. They released their debut EP “Odds and Favours” on 2012.

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Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/jeeperscreepers
Reverbnation – http://www.reverbnation.com/jeeperscreepers

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The Sound Check Project
produced, directed and shot by Margub Ali.
edited by Anish Chakraborty for Visual Krafts.
audio mastered by Allan Ao.

Void [2013]

Short Films

Watch the film here:

Poster for 24 hr film project - Void

Poster for 24 hr film project – Void

“Void” is a story of a girl, who comes to college on a fine day to find that the college is empty. Her search for her friends in college who had persuaded her to come, ends in a very unexpected way.

Back in February, we organized a small workshop called Film Making for Dummies. In the workshop we set out to make an indie short film with a small story, shot in one location, and one which can be wrapped up easily in a day’s shooting. After a lot of discussion about the script, we zeroed in with this script named “Void”. Right from writing the script to story boarding to shooting and making the final edited product was done with all the participants in the workshop. After the workshop, we made some fine tuning before uploading to YouTube.

The film has been funded by The Students’ Council of Heritage Institute of Technology and was made possible by the active participation of members from Pravasana, the film and photography club of the college.

A few production stills: (photos by Gaurab Kar)

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Credits:
Written and Directed by: Akasdeep Bhadra
Director of Photography: Anish Chakraborty
Original Music by: Sounak Saha & Mark M. Wheatley.
Art Direction: Sautraya Bhattacharjee
Cast: Urbi Sengupta, Pratik Chakraborty, Arnab Bhattacharya

The Team behind this project: Drikjit Aich, Sagnik Bhattacharya, Arunava Bera, Arnab Bhattacharya, Soudipan Maity, Ritankar Bhattacharya, Tirtha Mukherjee, Subhojit Basak, Roli Sonthalia, Kimaya Banerjee, Kingshuk Chatterjee, Arijit Acharjee, Devarchan Banerjee, Soubhik Rakshit, Pranab Ghosh, Gaurab Kar, Indranil Mondal, Abhiroop Biswas, Shilajit Pramanik, Pranav Preman, Urbi Sengupta, Sautraya Bhattacharjee, Akasdeep Bhadra, Anish Chakraborty, Rahul Singh.

A Students’ Council of Heritage Institute of Technology Presentation.
A Visual Krafts Production.

– Anish Chakraborty