Monday, February 19, 2007

3 Short Films Of Sharmy Pandey to be screened at Kurseong College

Sharmy Pandey will be visiting the hills of Kurseong with her team as her 3 films Ebang Falguni, 29 minutes of loneliness and My Home will be screened on 9th March 2007 at the Kurseong College.A question answer session will follow the screening.All are welcome.

MY HOME to screen at BYOFF

MY HOME the new 6 min short film by Sharmy Pandey will have its Puri premiere at BYOFF this month.Director Sharmy Pandey will be present with her team from 22nd February 2007.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

My Home The New Short Film

The 6 min short film My Home by Sharmy Pandey was screened on 1st February 2007 at R Eject Film Festival, Rotterdam,The Netherlands.
This film is a personal passionplay about home, about that moment when your mind removes the barrier between past and present and it starts intermingling with each other.We see the intense relationship shared between a father and a daughter.For the daughter her vision of home is her father.Her home is her private space where she can dare to dream.

The water colour paintings used in this film were drawn by two 8 years old young ladies - Titli and Saloni. Titli also acted in this film.

Friday, December 08, 2006

BOAP excerpts on - better resolution

BOAP excerpts on - better resolution
We improved the resolution for the web cuts, so here are two samples we just posted on Youtube:Birth of A Pillow - In the Shadow of a Holy Book Known as the "Priest sequence" in its working form, the scene traces the guilt and self-destruction of a priest as he is distracted by a woman across the courtyard.Birth of A Pillow - Birth of a Pillow ( excerpt) A couple engages in solitary lovemaking on their wedding night, followed by a peaceful stroll as the couple contemplates the arrival of the new child.Warning: sexually implicit material (but not explicit).

BOAP shown at film fest

we got out it out the door, barely - but we did, and it showed to a supportive but small crowd. its quite an experience to see it on full screen!The big press breakfast is tomorrow and I'll be on hand to answer questions.Look for some scenes from the film to be posted on the site later this evening.
Mustafa Stefan Dill

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Birth Of A Pillow screened at Santa Fe Film Festival

Birth Of A Pillow was screened on 3rd December at Santa Fe Film Festival in front of a small but appreciative crowd. More reports can be found :
Our music director Mustafa Stefan Dill will attend todays Breakfast with the press.


Monday, November 27, 2006

New Screen

29 Minutes Of Loneliness (2005)
A Short Film by Sharmy Pandey

To be screened at Kolkata Short Fim Festival,
Venue : Nandan-II,
Date : 28/11/06
Time :1600 Hrs

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

BOAP at Santa Fe Film Festival

Our new film Birth Of A Pillow by Sharmy Pandey and featuring background score by New Mexico based Sama'Duo will have its world premiere as part of the Santa Fe Film Festival.

Birth Of A Pillow will be screened on Sunday, Dec 3, 2:00 p.m. at the Santa Fe Film Center, 1616 St. Michael's Drive in the Michael's Village West Mall.

Birth Of A Pillow (2006) World Premiere
(India, USA)

"Birth of a Pillow" is a film with no dialogue portraying personal responses to sexuality in present-day India. At the juncture of external stimulus, sociocultural conditioning, and personal drive lies the deepest human cores of fear, guilt, loneliness, power, weakness, pain, and denial. At turns poignant, disturbing, surreal and darkly satirical, "Birth of a Pillow" explores this territory with powerful, vulnerable performances and strong visual imagery.

The film score for "Birth of a Pillow" was created by Santa Fe, New Mexico musicians Mustafa Stefan Dill ( guitars, sarod) and Jefferson Voorhees ( percussion), with special guest Jeremy Bleich ( bass, percussion). The film contains stong sexual themes and some nudity.

Director: Sharmy PandeyProducer: Subhankar Dascinematographer- Santanu Deyeditor- Abhiroop Mazumder and Susanta ChakrabortyPrincipal cast: Somenath, Arunabh, Soma, Dev, Deborpita, Sourab, Subhankar, and Piyali.

Stefan Dill's chronology of the film scoring process

Saturday, November 18, 2006

29 minutes of loneliness

29 minutes of loneliness now to premiere in Kolkata,India.This second film of Sharmy Pandey has been making rounds in festival circuit and finally comes back to Kolkata,its home town.It will be a Kolkata(India) premiere.The film will be screened at the 3rd Kolkata Short Film Festival.The festival runs from November 24 to November 30 , 2006.The final date and time to be announced later.

venue:Nandan,West Bengal Film Centre