‘Mehsampur’ director looking for co-producer

Panjim, Nov 22 (IANS) Debut director Kabir Chowdhry is looking for funds to finish the post-production of his film “Mehsampur”.

“Mehsampur” is one of the 32 films that has made it to the Film Bazaar Recommends category. Organised by National Film Development Corporation Ltd (NFDC), Film Bazaar, currently held here, provides a platform to encourage collaboration between the international and South Asian film fraternities.

Will this give the film mileage to get funds?

“We are hopeful and open to collaborate with producers and distributors so that we can finish the post-production of the film. We have to finish the sound designing, a part of VFX and some colour work are also left,” the director told IANS

The film is based on the journey of a filmmaker who sets out to make a movie on the Punjabi singer Chamkila, who along with his wife, was gunned down in 1988 during the height of the Khalistani movement.

Chowdhry said: “All I want is someone to love the film and understand its sensibility first. It is not just about finishing the film. It is about finding that one person whose sensibility matches ours to justify the film while funding for it.”

What made him start the project independently?

He said: “I was getting a producer even before starting the film, but I wanted to begin the journey without any interference from producers and rather go with the flow. Perhaps, that is why two years later after completing the story and the footage, we are approaching different producers.”

The film can’t be put in one genre.

“They can neither call it a mockumentary nor a drama completely,” he said.

(The writer’s trip to Goa has been sponsored by NFDC Film Bazaar. Arundhuti Banerjee can be contacted at arundhuti.b@ians.in)