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

Melancholy of Flow [2012]

Documentaries, Films

A very small scale project about the life on the banks of a river. Shot literally on a zero budget in two days when we were testing out a tripod. It is a silent documentary of the river Hoogly at the part where it meets Kolkata.

Shot in Feb-March 2012, the project was stuck up in editing and took a long time for color correction. Finally it is ready in October.

Credits:

Directed by: Akasdeep Bhadra
Director of Photography: Anish Chakraborty
Background Score: Sayan Bhunia
Appearances: Sourav Kundu, Anuradha Das
Edited by: Anish Chakraborty, Akasdeep Bhadra
Special Thanks: Sidhartha Nandan
Produced by: Akasdeep Bhadra, Anish Chakraborty

Selected screenshot from the documentary:

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See the documentary in YouTube in 1080p

Jack and the Purpose [2012]

Featured, Short Films

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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 and criticism from the film lovers society of our college and a few other film enthusiasts from Kolkata.

The film did not have any story line or a linear timeline. It was an abstract idea and based on a poem, written by Ojoswi Sur, the lead actor of the movie.

For more about Jack and the Puporse visit the following links:
Watch in YouTube HD | Facebook page | Synopsis

Credits:
Written and Directed by: Akasdeep Bhadra
Screenplay: Ojoswi Sur
Cast:
Ojoswi Sur
Chandrima Bhattacharjee
Ananda Bhattacharya
Buddhaditya Acharya
Akasdeep Bhadra
Director of Photography: Anish Chakraborty
Original Music by: Sayan Bhunia
Edited by: Anish Chakraborty, Akasdeep Bhadra
Produced by: Akasdeep Bhadra, Anish Chakraborty
Special Appearances:
Hirak Chakraborty
Aritra Chatterjee
Sayan Bhunia
Kaustav Ganguly
Special Thanks:
Sayan Chakraborty
Sitabja Ukil
Ranadeb Pramanick

-by Anish Chakraborty