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Indian short ‘Disco Obu’ in competition—2017 Clermont-Ferrand Festival

The film is one of the 73 selected to compete at the highly regarded Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival.

‘Disco Obu’ follows a journalist who captures a day in the life of a former child actor turned autorickshaw driver. Over the course of the day their relationship is tested.

Director Anand Kishore during production of the film
Director Anand Kishore during production of the film

 

Chennai based Anand Kishore, who went to the NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Asia (Singapore), has produced, directed, scripted and edited this 20 minute film. It is his graduate diploma film. Kishore has previously made a couple of other short films.

The director was quite up-beat about the film’s selection, “I’m excited that the Clermont-Ferrand festival has selected my film. Obu’s story is universally relevant so I’m looking forward to watching the film with an international audience and seeing their reactions. I’m currently developing a couple of feature ideas but also hope Disco Obu travels beyond Clermont-Ferrand.”, he said.

The film’s DOP is Yanqiu Fei, sound design is by Tapas Nayak and music by Aniruddh. The cast comprises Gopal Deshpande, Amjad Prawej, Malay Prakash and Balaji Manohar.

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