My Parents deserve most of the credit :)
The opening lines of the Short Film "Sathish Chandrasekaran B.E, MBA (Bar)" goes like this,
" My parents were not graduates, but they gave me the best possible education, got me everything I asked for, Inspite of going through loads of problems they provided me everything life could offer materially. "
These lines are a testament to the freedom and the liberty MY PARENTS had given me.
No, all the cast in this short film were my FRIENDS & FAMILY.
» In a scale of ten, how do you rate your short film ?
I can never rate my work, all I can say is that we have executed what we planned.
".. no one was willing to bank upon me."
» Do you think that it is fair to direct a feature film with experience in short
If we are able to bring out good content through Short Films then we can definitely be better in making a Feature Film.
Feature films have their own share of difficulties, Short films are a great platform to understand these difficulties & to unleash our creativity.
By making Short Films we make a lot of mistakes, these mistakes teach us more and shape us better.
Yeah, thanks for pointing it out, We have made certain mistakes here and there, We will rectify them on our coming projects for sure.
» Who is your inspiration for short film making ..
"After watching the Short Film,"Kadhalil Sodhapuvadhu yeppadi", I decided to rope in their team but since I was a newcomer, no one was willing to bank upon me."
I was also unaware that the music composer Javed had composed for Director Balaji Mohan's previous Short Films :)
It depends upon the way it is presented, a well-written & executed script is always received well.
» What will be your future goals ..
We are working on a music video, a musical short film as of now, Future goals are in making a Feature Film.
» Do you feel that short films are barred from film fest/contests/broadcasting due to it's length (more than 10. min) like your short film..
Our Short film faced these problems in few festivals but we have no control over it.
What's the need in spending 1 lakh ?
» We would like to know your current profession . .
I am currently trying to foray into mainstream cinema
» Where your parents supportive for your interest in short film making..
No, they were not supportive initially.
» Is there any time target for your goal to direct a feature film..
By this year end.
» What is the duration of the entire production ?
4 days for the shoot, 3 months for the post production.
right set of people. "
Getting permissions from colleges are always tough. I had approached almost 15 schools & colleges for permissions, that itself took almost two months. Our colorist gave us the suggestion for violet colorization of trees and it worked really well :)
» Why many of the scenes were deleted in this short ..
The story flowed well in this trimmed format. At certain places a few scenes conveyed what we had expected so the extra scenes had to go.
» One good short film per year or 10 better short films per year ..
It all depends upon the content. If I get the opportunity to direct 10 good short films per year, I would gladly do it :)
» Sathish admits that till the MBA part, it was autobiographical :) He added,
Make it Short, Don't drag your content.
» Special mention..
MY FRIENDS & RELATIONS for their continued love & support, All these AWARDS & RECOGNITION wouldn't have been possible without them.
» Your view about CDTV ..
Media like yours are a great tool for budding talents to showcase their work. I am glad to be a part of CDTV.