ANTICLOCK FILMS PRESENT
DIRECTED BY ONIR
We are writing to you with regards to a short film we are making called ABHIMANYU, the story of a child abuse survivor inspired by the true story of Harish Iyer and his struggle to reclaim his own shattered identity after 11 long years of abuse.
In India, one out of every five girls and one out of ten boys face some form of physical or psychological abuse. Sadly, most of these incidents are never reported and innocent victims are forced to suffer in silence. The brave few that do come forward are woefully underserved by a society that prefers to look away and a legal system that doesn’t care.
We believe that independent cinema exists to give a voice to those working against the tide and outside the system. ABHIMANYU is one of five short films directed by Onir to tackle important issues ignored by mainstream Indian cinema. Our idea is to release each film for educational/awareness/festival purposes and eventually compile all five short films into one release for the general audiences.
These topics are too important to let slide into the shadows. We at Anticlock Films call upon individuals, corporate houses, and NGOs who share in our indignation to join our cause in shedding light upon such daily tragedies. We want this project to be a completely independent, community endeavor free from studio criteria like star-power and opening weekend sales. This is a movement towards cinema that has content- entertains by way of enriching oneself.
Your support (monetary contributions or otherwise) will help us realize this goal. To that end, we’ve established three different ways to help:
Rs 5,000 to Rs 25,000 – Acknowledgements in the end credits( Treated as donation/pledge)
Rs 25,000 to Rs 100,000 – Return of your contribution at the time of the final film release and acknowledgement in the end credits
Rs 100,000 to Rs 15,00,000 – Acknowledgements in the beginning titles of the film and proportionate share in the profits.
Total budget of each short film is – Rs 30,000,00 (Rupees thirty lacs)
Funds in Place by Anticlock Films – Rs 15,000,00 (Rupees fifteen lacs)
Please spread word and help support a film that wants to make a difference. Thank you.
ABHIMANYU COULD BE YOUR CHILD
SHOOTING TO COMMENCE IN JUNE. ALL SHORTS TO BE COMPLETED BY SEPT 2009
Director : Onir
Producer : Sanjay Suri and Onir
Story Screen Play : Merle Kroeger and Onir
DOP : Arvind Kannabiran
Dialogues : Ashwini Malik
Music : Vivek Philip
Lyrics :Amitabh Varma
Editing : Irene Dhar Malik
Sound Design : Arun Nambiar
Asst Dir : Amar
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Amar : +91 98337 48111
Cheques to be made for Anticlock films pvt.ltd
and sent to ONIR / 404 C Mandar Off seven Bungalows/ Mumbai _4000 61