Les Films du Lotus attended the “Rendez-vous de la Coproduction Rhénane”

This month Les Films du Lotus attended the new edition of “Rendez-vous de la Coproduction Rhénane” which took place in Strasbourg on July 10th and 11th. The aim of this event was to foster contacts and co-productions between French, German, Belgian, Luxembourg and Swiss producers.

In that occasion we pitched ‘motoco’ that is a 52/80 min documentary in development. We are glad to announce that the project received lot of positive responses in our search for co-production partners between France and Germany.

motoco, a young design movement from Basel (Switzerland), invents a large scale social laboratory. We have been following the movement from the beginning in 2012. After the first two documented trips in Turkey and India, where students from schools of art, architecture and design joined the movement, motoco reached Detroit (USA) and eventually found its base in disused factories in Mulhouse (France, near Basel). There, designers, artists and craftsmen from motoco are challenging economical and social values to find practical solution for a post-industrial society where statistics show an irreversible ascending graph of unemployment. motoco creates the largest post-industrial society and tech lab in Europe.


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Bumbai Bird teaser 2

Bumbai Bird is our first feature film in Hindi, currently in post-production.

It tells the story of a soul which is encountering different unconscious people in Mumbai, and going backward in time to understand what happened to them, how were their lives and what destiny meant to them. The film is mixing different levels of reality with poetic devices. It also has the particularity to be written, shot and edited in the same time, following patterns of improvised performance, evolutive writing after editing, inspiring new camera work as the film takes shape. This experience is based on a concept and treamtent by writer-director Kamal Musale.

The movie Bumbai Bird is a coproduction between India and Switzerland, aimed at European markets and festivals.

Release in 2014.

Motoco – the road-movie – teaser film

Following twenty students and staff from Hyperwerk, the post-industrial Institute for design in Basel, director Kamal Musale has been filming the experimental movie for a month together with fellow film-maker and journalist Andreas Hoessli.

The half-hour film is now being edited by Selina Nayyar at Curry Western, Mumbai. Original music is from Turkish composer Nazim Cinar.

The road-movie started in Basel, passing through Trieste,visiting art schools in Zagreb and Belgrade, saw Sofia, and eventually arrived in Istanbul to meet with the students and professors from the Yildiz Design and Architecture departments. The workshop in Istanbul has been producing material that will be presented at the International Design Exhibition from June 6 in Basel. The first part of the movie is now being edited by Selina Nayyar, our inhouse editor.

The Motoco project involves design students from schools in France, Germany, Switzerland, Croatia, Serbia, Greece, Hungary, and Turkey. The seconde phase of shooting will take place in India in 2013. Motoco Road-Movie is a coproduction between Hyperwerk Institute, Les Films du Lotus (Switzerland) and Curry Western Productions(India).

 

Cannes Film Festival 2012

eurindiamedia is in Cannes Film Festival this year.

You may contact Juiliane Schulze (contact@eurindiamedia.org) for an appointment.

eurindiamedia is a coproduction network plateform produced by Curry Western Pvt Ltd and peacefulfish Berlin

With his three films being screened at the ongoing Cannes film festival in different sections, the Indian director Anurag Kashyap is a happy man;  but he says his two-part revenge saga Gangs of Wasseypur almost did not get made as no one believed in the script initially. It is noted that Anurag is financing his films partly with an European business model.

It’s a overall an interesting festival this year, not only because of the presence of more Indian films in different corners of the festival, but also with the forthcoming european projects set to be shot in India this winter. Indian coproducers are in demand !

For any quiery, please contact Kamal Musale (contact@eurindiamedia.org) for more information.

Bumbai Bird shoot story # 5

Bumbai Bird shoot Phase #5 is completed.  Bumbai Bird is our first feature film in Hindi, currently under production.

It tells the story of a soul which is encountering different unconscious people in Mumbai, and going backward in time to understand what happened to them, how were their lives and what destiny meant to them. The film is mixing different levels of reality with poetic devices. It also has the particularity to be written, shot and edited in the same time, following patterns of improvised performance, evolutive writing after editing, inspiring new camera work as the film takes shape. This experience is based on a concept and treamtent by writer-director Kamal Musale.

The movie Bumbai Bird is a coproduction between India and Switzerland, aimed at European markets and festivals.

Release in 2013.

 

Motoco Road Movie Shoot in Istanbul

Motoco  the road-movie – has completed the european phase of shooting.

Following twenty students and staff from Hyperwerk, the post-industrial Institute for design in Basel, director Kamal Musale has been filming the experimental movie for a month together with fellow film-maker and journalist Andreas Hoessli.

The road-movie started in Basel, passing through Trieste,visiting art schools in Zagreb and Belgrade, saw Sofia, and eventually arrived in Istanbul to meet with the students and professors from the Yildiz Design and Architecture departments. The workshop in Istanbul has been producing material that will bepresented at the International Design Exhibition from June 6 in Basel. The first part of the movie is now being edited by Selina Nayyar, our inhouse editor.

The Motoco project involves design students from schools in France, Germany, Switzerland, Croatia, Serbia, Greece, Hungary, and Turkey. The seconde phase of shooting will take place in India in 2013. Motoco Road-Movie is a coproduction between Hyperwerk Institute, Les Films du Lotus (Switzerland) and Curry Western Productions (India).

A small film for the web will be presented soon. There is the teaser in the meantime :

A presentation at the Visual Merchandising Design, Centre Doret in Vevey, Switzerland

Kamal Musale introduces Bollywood and the changes in art and business communication in India to a master class.
The class will visit Mumbai in March and be in touch with the film Industry through the Swiss Indian Film Bridge.

Unique in Switzerland, one of the 1st in Europe to offer advanced training in Visual Merchandising Design the School of Applied Arts in Vevey meets the needs of today’s world, economic, institutional and cultural. 

A workshop at HyperWerk – Swiss Institute for Postindustrial Design

 

Conducted by Kamal Musale, the workshop is about the need for nomadic designers innovate tools and methods for dealing creatively with the digital potential.

A film production within the HyperWerk institute is planned in 2013, as an experimental documentary road-movie, in the form of a making-of, to be directed by Kamal Musale, and with the active participation of the Students of several Graphic and Art Schools in Europe and India.

Hyperwerk is an institute of the academy of art and design HGK FHNW in Basel, Switzerland.

Within the interdisciplinary and project oriented institute, around 80 students learn how to approach seemingly overwhelming problems and how to get surprising results through an intense exchange with the world.

To fulfill its claim as an institute for postindustrial design HyperWerk applies aspects of technology, design and management to influence and use the energies of social transformation.

 

Bumbai Bird

Bumbai Bird, first feature film in Hindi by Kamal Musale, received the support of the Fondation Vaudoise for the Cinema, as well as some private financing from India.  The feature release is planned in 2012.

A poetic story, in which a soul is the compassionate witness of different lives in Mumbai. Bumbai Bird is a film in the making, it is being written as it is being shot and edited step by step. Here you can see an assembly of the first step of shooting. This work in progress is planned for a release early 2012.
This feature film is a coproduction between Curry Western Productions (India) and Les Films du Lotus (Switzerland). Produced and directed by Kamal Musale.

Swiss Indian Film Bridge Festival in Geneva Summer Festival

Dev D

The Swiss Indian Film Bridge – SIFB, a production of Les Films du Lotus (Switzerland) and Curry Western Productions (India) – is organizing an Indian Festival in Geneva during the annual Fêtes de Genève, one of Europe biggest open-air Summer Festival in Europe, where India is this year’s guest of honor.  The 3 days festival will take place at the CineLac Open-Air Cinema,by the lakeside, the 10-11-12 August 2011.

The films screened each night are :

Dev D– 10 August – 9.15 pm

Peepli Live

Peepli Live – 11 August – 9.15 pm

The Three Idiots – 12 August – 9.15 pm

Wednesday 10 of August, the opening night will feature a presentation of the BNA Germany Annual Central European Bollywood Awards, rewarding the best films of 2010 (a 20 min. presentation from 8.45 pm) A special delegation is formed for this special evening, composed of the Indian Ambassador in Switzerland, the Consulate General of Switzerland in Mumbai, 
the Ambassador of Switzerland in India, and the Mayor of Geneva town.

3 Idiots

These films are to be shown in partnership with CineLac Open-Air Cinema, a unique open-air film facility, in a beautiful site near the shores of Geneva’s famous landmark lake. This idyllic spot is the perfect place to chill out, and enjoy happy hours, before indulging in an Indian buffet and an entertaining evening of Indian Cinema at its best.

The Swiss Indian Film Bridge is organized by Curry Western Productions in India and Les Films du Lotus in Switzerland.

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