Short Synopsis (French)
Fahim et Haashid se préparent pour la dernière ligne droite de leur périlleux voyage vers une vie meilleure, sans se douter que les intérêts personnels de Haashid viendront entraver leur réussite.
Short Synopsis (English)
Fahim and Haashid foolishly prepare to cross the last hurdle in a perilous one-way journey to a better life only to be stymied by Haashid’s personal agenda.
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS:
One Shot Movie Competition 2012 - Winner of Best One Shot Movie
Satyajit Ray Short Film Award 2013 - Nominated
FILMSshorts Competition 2014 - Finalist
One Shot Movie Competition 2012 (September) - Winner
One Take Film Festival Croatia 2012 (November) - Official Selection
London Short Film Festival 2013 (January) - Official Selection
East End Film Festival 2013 (July) - Official Selection
London Indian Film Festival 2013 (July) - Official Selection
Satyajit Ray Foundation Short Film Award 2013 - Nominated
Asian American International Film Festival 2013 New York (July/August) - Official Selection
FilmFestivalFlix.com 2014 - In Competition
FILMSshorts Competiton 2014 - Finalist
Long Take Film Festival 2016 - In Competition
COMPANY: IB FILMN
ACTORS: UMIT ULGEN, ALI ZAIDI, YONAH ODOOM
SHEKHAR & SHALINDER BASSI
Director of Photography
Focus puller/First assistant camera
"The tide rolls in." - A cast of three and a crew of five - we had planned to shoot this movie in one day. The exterior location was going to be a live location because despite hopes for grey clouds, we were graced by glorious sunshine and the knowledge that on arriving at the beach we were going to find it busy. My first concerns for the day, as we left unit base for the location two hours away, were along the lines of the visibility of a ferry and if so would it be big enough to be seen on screen. Sunshine had already ruined any back up of using the sound effect of a ferry foghorn. Arriving on location, sun in the sky and pebbles big and small covered the length and breadth of the beach. the nightmare that sound was going to be was all too apparent. Actors changed. The 1st A.C. prepped the camera. Mateusz the DoP fixated on a ferry sighting while pondering his own movements along the pebbles. Would new blocking be required? We went up and down the beach and it slowly dawned upon us that the tide was rolling in and this tide planned to start rolling out around 9pm. Damn! Working out a plan B we got into the car and began driving to different parts along the coastline while everyone else waited at the original location - no joy! We were back to plan A and were going to have to re-block and use a small sliver of beach to play out the action. Starting at midday, it was at 6pm that we began to capture good takes as the tide began to roll out and afford us the backdrop of the sea and the contrasts to allow us to make a good movie.