Want to make a movie?

If any of you want to make a film then head over to my filmmaking program 24×7 Making Movies.

All you have to do is:

  1. Send in your idea. It could be in the form of a story, a script or even a simple outline of what we see on screen.
  2. We will read it.
  3. If you get selected you will be invited to the next event.
  4. You will be given a camera, editing equipment and all the help needed to make your story into a film.
  5. When it’s over we’ll screen the film in a cinema.
  6. Selections are on the basis of originality of the idea.
  7. The idea has to be based on the theme for this year which is LAUGHTER & TERROR

It does not have to include BOTH can be one, the other or if you are really original neither ;-)

There is the original section for people below 24 years. This is the one which gives awards.
The last time one participant won Rs 30 million to make his first feature film. The others won a Panasonic Digital Camera and Final Cut Studio software.

This time the winner walks away with a 19inch Intel iMac.

There’s a new section for people above 24.
We have been under a lot of pressure to open the program to everyone so my team thought we’d give it a try. There are no awards for this unfortunately.

PS: For some reason the website is not rendering in Safari so use Camino or FireFox for the time being. My web team should have that addressed in a short while.


The weblog posts are getting erratic. A clear sign that there is work in progress!

I am becoming impatient about the English, August DVD as all of you must be. The new twist in the tail is that most people have asked for a commentary track as well. The plan is to record one with Rahul Bose and include that in the DVD as well. Rahul has time free in November so that’s when we’ll head into the studios.

The 30fps and 24fps audio issues which were delaying the NTSC DVD of English, August have now been resolved by a speedy intervention from the guru of sound Vikram Joglekar also called The Don by his friends, colleagues and disciples.

There’s an interesting history to this and in a line, when Vikram left the shores of India for Italy to head Dolby Labs Italian and European operations he was re-christened The Don.

I met up with him in Rome while attending the First Rome International Film festival with my movie project Road, Movie.

So when will the DVD be out? I’d say Jan-Feb 2007 for sure and this time for download as well on Amazon Unbox, iTunes, Google Video as well as on DVD.

I’m holding my breath!