Dead, End Films New Projects

“Dead, End” at IFP’s 36th Independent Film Week

“Dead, End or: How I Learnt to Stop Living and Love Being Officially Dead” is an official selection at IFP’s 36th Independent Film Week- “No Borders International Co-Production Market ”

The full press release is here: ifp | Independent Filmmaker Project

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India’s Dev Benegal Wins NAFF Project Prize at Korea’s PiFan

Patrick Frater | Asia Bureau Chief

SEOUL — Indian director Dev Benegal’s pitch for a dark comedy ‘Dead End’ was named as the best project at the Network of Asian Fantastic Films .

The story of a man who is declared as dead by a shady government department and has to take extreme measures to prove that he is alive, was written by Benegal and Sarat Rao and is to be produced by Satish Kaushik Entertainment and Benegal’s August Entertainment. The Bucheon Award is worth $15,000.

Read the rest on Variety

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Dead, End wins at PiFan’s NAFF

Screen Daily 23 JULY, 2014 | BY JEAN NOH

The 18th Puchon International Film Festival (PiFan)’s Network of Asian Fantastic Films (NAFF) wrapped tonight with top Bucheon Award going to Dev Benegal’s Indian project Dead, End Or: How I Learned To Stop Living And Love Being Officially Dead.

Jury head Michael Favelle said: “Dead, End may be seen as a surprising choice given that it’s not an immediately obvious, traditional fantastic film in the way fantastic film festivals are known for. It is, however, a brilliant satirical surrealist comedy of a place that no one has seen before.”

Read the rest on Screen Daily.

Films New Projects Road, Movie

D-Day March 5, 2010

Yes, it’s official.
Road, Movie is releasing in India on March 5, 2010.
Keep an eye out for theatre listings.
It also opens soon after in Europe, Australia, Far East, Middle East.
USA and UK follows soon after.

It’ll be fun to see what everyone thinks about this one!

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The best work is done from facing that blank page and starting all over again.

Playing on iTunes Sénégal Fast Food from the album “Dimanche A Bamako” by Amadou et Mariam
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In response to questions

In response to all the questions about English, August the never ending saga of the DVD release and future projects I thought I would post an article which I wrote for the journal EVAM. Their inaugural issue had published the entire screenplay of English, August (the shooting script) and an introductory article about the movie.

Read the next post for more.

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Apple Computer’s 24×7 Making Movies!

Apple Computers announces their Insomnia Film Festival. Make a film in 24 hours.
The words and language sound so familiar to what I have been doing since 2003 in my movie making program 24×7 Making Movies.

Insomnia is a cool name but open only to students of US colleges above the age of 18.

24×7 Making Movies will always be FREE and open to ANYONE, ANYWHERE below the age of 24!

Ironically Apple has been a technical partner of this program since it’s inception and gave away a 20inch Dual Core Intel iMac to the winner of the program on October 30th, 2006 at the closing ceremony of our 2006 event.

All we say is, Welcome Apple.
Let the movies begin!

New Projects

Feature Film on Math Genius Ramanujan

Stephen Fry the British actor, writer and director and Dev Benegal will be co-writing and co-directing an international feature film on the life of the genius Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan and his friendship with the Cambridge math don G.H. Hardy.

Read the full press release at August Entertainment

Also visit the film’s official website RamanujanTheFilm

New Projects Road, Movie

Road, Movie official selection at Cannes 2006

Cannes Wreath

There’s been no news lately on this weblog as my original screenplay Road, Movie has been officially selected for Cannes 2006. It will be a part of the Atelier du Cannes.

More news on this soon.

New Projects

English, August II anyone?

Here’s a question to readers of this weblog.

Would any of you be interested in seeing a sequel of sorts to the story of Agastya “August” Sen?

Upamanyu and I have been toying with the idea of adapting his novel Mammaries of the Welfare State which follows August in his new journey. I just loved the humor in this book. Of the “rare” and “raw” kind rarely seen on film.

If we get a positive response (and of course some cash ;-) then you could see another movie.