“ANOTHER DAY ANOTHER LIFE, no question this a compelling short film” say judges at MIX shorts 2012
Producer/Director Rohit Gupta’s first film, Another Day Another Life (ADAL) continues to make it’s presence felt at several upcoming International Film Festivals and builds up it’s own collection of rave reviews, critical acclaim and an impressive line up of screenings.
Another Day Another Life has been invited to screen at the Cape Winelands International Film Festival 2012 in the Short Film Award Section. The Festival runs from 14 – 24 March 2012 in Cape Town & Stellenbosch in South Africa; at the prestigious India International Film Festival (IIFF) 2012, taking place in Tampa Bay, Florida, 17-19 February 2012; The Mix Shorts International Film Festival (MSFF) 2012 to be held from February 17-19 in Richmond, Virginia, and Media Film Festival (MSF) 2012, in Pennsylvania from February 25-27. The film is also competing at the SeeFlik 2012 and Box [ur] shorts 2012 film awards in the US.
A recent review from the Judges of the MIX Shorts 2012 said, “Another Day Another Life is a remarkably fast pace film, the action never slows or halts. The title is an excellent one that implies so many different things. There is no question this a compelling short film”.
Made in 2009, ADAL was an Official Selection and premiered at the Short Film Corner – Cannes Film Festival 2009, and received tremendous praise from critics at the festival. Since then, the film has won over 60 international accolades & awards and continues its journey to accumulate international admiration, awards and critical reviews.
When asked to comment on these accomplishments, the Director said, “All these accolades and awards are a form of feedback that reinstates my belief to follow my instincts. I am thrilled and thankful to have met all those involved in creating ADAL, especially New York Film Academy and my Directing advisor Tassos Rigopoulos. We had a lot of fun in the entire process of making ADAL and we just knew that same energy would reflect on screen and in its future. The recognition that these films continue to receive strengthens that belief further”.
A New York Film Academy alumni, the talented Gupta’s assignment was to make a 5-minute film and thus came about the creatively shot, and now award winning 4 minute film, Another Day Another Life. The film was shot on a basic standard definition Panasonic DVX 100 camera, in 7 hours on a $100 budget, and stylistically edited on his Mac Book Pro. It is a short snappy and a thrilling film that depicts a man’s tryst with his destiny in turbulent economic times.
“In Another Day Another Life, a man struggles to repress his killer instinct as he approaches the planned killing of his lover. Combining a variety of film techniques and styles, Another Day Another Life is a well crafted, suspenseful short film filled with intensity. The protagonist is enjoyable to watch, the performance well acted. His actions and motives, for the most part, are clear and maintain a simple complexity that is refreshing to see. The narrative remains slightly hazy until the conclusion, keeping the viewer engaged. It is easy to quickly get sucked into the narrative of this short film”, continued the judges review of MIX Shorts International Film Festival (MSFF) 2012. Of the numerous entries received, only 35 films has been chosen to screen at the MSFF 2012.
ADAL stars Benjamin Jacob & Amneek Sandhu who add to the amazing drama, Music is provided by Peter Roessler, ‘Best Original Music – Nominee’ (World Music & Independent Film Festival 2011) and the story/screenplay is by Award winning writer GiriMohan Coneti, ‘Winner – Best Concept for a Short’ (Golden Door International Film Festival 2011) ‘Best Screenplay – Nominee’ (World Music & Independent Film Festival 2011)
Since Cannes 2009, ADAL has bagged the following awards & nominations: ‘Best Narrative Short’, 2011 Oregon Film Awards, Oregon, USA; ‘Best Concept for a Short Film’, 2011 Golden Door International Film Festival; New Jersey, USA; ‘Best Short Film’, ‘Best Dramatic Impact’, 2011 Best Short Competition, California, USA; ‘Best Experimental Film’, 2010 Canada International Film Festival; Canada; ‘Best Direction’, ‘Best Short’ & ‘Best Dramatic Impact’, 2009 Accolade Film Awards, California, USA; ‘Best First Film’, 2009 Swansea Bay Film Festival, UK; Nominated for the ‘Best of Best category’, 2011 Costa Rica International Film Festival, Costa Rica; Nominated – ‘Best Narrative Drama’, 2011 Brown Fish International Film Festival; New York, USA; Nominated – ‘Best Picture’, ‘Best Director’, ‘Best Jersey City Film’, ‘Best Concept’, 2011 Golden Door International Film Festival, New Jersey, USA; Nominated ‘Best Soundtrack’, ‘Best Screenplay’, ‘Best Cinematography’, 2011 World Music & independent Film Festival, Washington, D.C., USA; Nominated – ‘Best Film Under 60 Minutes’, Hoboken International Film Festival 2009, New Jersey, US; Nominated – ‘Best Film under 45 minutes’, 2009 Ireland International Film Festival, Ireland; Nominated – ‘Best First Film’, 2009 Thailand International Film Festival, Thailand; Nominated – ‘Best Student Short, British Film Festival 2009, California, US; Nominated – ‘Best First Film’, 2009 South Africa International Film Festival, South Africa; Nominated – ‘Best Student Short’ – 16th Annual Student Film Competition 2009, Carnegie Mellon University, US.
Rohit’s 2nd film LIFE! CAMERA ACTION…(LCA) a full-length feature is a globe trotting internationally acclaimed award winning film that continues to garner its own share of accomplishments in international film festivals.
ADAL/LCA have been screened at a range of exciting and prestigious film festivals. For further information visit :
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LIFE! CAMERA ACTION…
As reported from London, UK by Chaitali Nagpal Hireker.