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The Indian Indie Film

An Aspiring Filmmaker's Definite Guide to Debuting Film Career
Ashik Kumar Satheesh
Type: Print Book
Genre: Arts & Photography
Language: English
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From the writer and director of Kerala's first iPhone feature film. This book is for you if you are looking to do the following:
● Learn quickly what took Ashik five years
● Learn the dos and don’ts of smartphone filmmaking
● Make a film for a low budget and not wait for the date of a big star, or large sums of money from a producer
● Send to festivals or release it on OTT platforms

"Extensively documented. Many interesting insights"—Rahul Riji Nair, Filmmaker
"An inspiration"—Raj Bk, Actor, Filmmaker
"More important than film history and aesthetics"—Harshitha S, Filmmaker

Everyone says to go and shoot your film on a smartphone. Do it cheap. Make a low budget film. But besides a phone, what else do you need to make your first feature film? It is not stars, stunts, money, music, dance, exotic locations, camera, VFX…!

This book will help you:
● Find your caliber and hone it better
● Gain knowledge and confidence to go make your movie
● Raise money and make a micro budget film for ₹5 lakhs ($ 7,000), on a mobile phone
● Sell the movie on Amazon Prime and gain profit and international viewership

About The Writer
Ashik's aim is to make world class films. He set foot into the professional arena by writing and directing Munnariv (2020), the first ever Malayalam feature film to be shot entirely on a iPhone.

Besides Munnariv he also made over 10 short films, assisted several Ads and award-winning feature films like Ottamuri Velicham (2017). Ashik is an Engineer by degree who worked with Tata Consultancy Services in Mumbai. He quit, traveled across India soul searching and finally choose to follow his passion for stories. Besides making great films, he also loves to teach filmmaking.

This book is not for people looking to make a star studded high budget commercial movie.
The Indian Indie Film is:
● Intensive and written from experience
● A complete guide on low budget filmmaking and selling it

Go and make your film now!

About the Author

Ashik Kumar Satheesh is a heart touching writer, film director and screenwriter, besides being an engineer. He founded and heads Ashik Arts LLP to fulfil his dream of making people’s life meaningful, one story at a time.

Born in 1990, in Kerala, India, Ashik received attention for his early short film, Dhaarna (2017). After directing his first short film, Boomerang (2012), Ashik’s next film came 3 years later, as he worked full time in Tata Consultancy Services, saving money to pursue his future ambitions.

In 2015, he resigned, traveled across the country, and came back to put his attention and focus entirely on filmmaking. Since then he has worked as Assistant Director to Award winning short films and feature films, like Ottamuri Velicham (2017). He made 8 short films of his own, to hone his craft.

Ashik started writing stories as a child. Unaware of his artistic talents, he went on to secure a First Class in Engineering. An avid reader and photographer he created his first short film with his friends from college, many of whom are now producing his debut feature.

Ashik’s movies are known for its brilliant stories, depth of characters, and his audacious filmmaking techniques. Both Dhaarna and Munnariv had narrative structures that captured people’s attention from the get-go, with Munnariv receiving much of its attention for being a rare science fiction movie in Malayalam.

The director’s work focuses on protagonists who try come to their identities working through complex challenges.

A native of God’s Own Country, Kerala, he lives with his parents in Kochi. He loves this place, its people and believes it to be a melting pot of religions and cultures, with innumerable stories that a global generation can look up to.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781637540749
Publisher: Ashik Arts LLP
Number of Pages: 184
Dimensions: 5"x8"
Interior Pages: B&W
Binding: Paperback (Perfect Binding)
Availability: In Stock (Print on Demand)

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