Bumbai Bird wins Best Indie Film at European Cinematography Awards 2017

Our production Bumbai Bird has won the Best Indie Film at the European Cinematography Awards 2017.

Bumbai Bird is also nominated for Best Foreign Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay… a total of 9 nominations at the upcoming Idyllwild Cinema Festival in USA.

It also won Best Screenplay at the Indian Cine Film Festival 2017.

“In the Bumbai Bird’s title, there is Bumbai for the unity of place and Bird like Charlie Parker: Kamal Musale has indeed composed his aerial film as a jazzman. From his improvisation was born, and that’s the height of his performance, a formidably mastered work, which seems to have been previously fully written and drawn, as if Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu’s Amores Perros had been reincarnated in India.” Thierry Jobin, FIFF director.

Curry Western movie completed

Our new production, Curry Western, is completed, and we are looking now for a release later this year, starting in Europe. Here is the actual teaser:

Kavita & Teresa teaser has been shot

Our next movie, Kavita & Teresa, a co-production between Europe, Canada and India, is now on preparation, and we shot a teaser of the forthcoming project in Kolkata this January, to be presented to our actual and futur partners. Cast includes Karen David, Jacqueline Fritschi-Cornaz and Deepti Naval.

Bumbai Bird at the FIFF

Bumbai Bird, directed by Kamal Musale, has been selected by the International Film Festival of Fribourg (FIFF), a festival that is focused on selected cultural films from Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our movie will premiere on Thursday the 6th of April at 8 pm, with an unique event: the music of the film will be played live on piano by the talented and well-known  jazz musician Malcolm Braff, who composed the soundtrackwith electronic musician Gilles Aubry. This will be the final improvisation touch to this special movie. There will be a second screening Saturday 8th of April, at 8 pm in the main cinema for the closing evening of the festival.

“In the Bumbai Bird’s title, there is Bumbai for the unity of place and Bird like Charlie Parker: Kamal Musale has indeed composed his aerial film as a jazzman. From his improvisation was born, and that’s the height of his performance, a formidably mastered work, which seems to have been previously fully written and drawn, as if Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu’s Amores Perros had been reincarnated in India.” Thierry Jobin, FIFF director.

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 :

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