Wednesday, December 29, 2004

"Adventure in Shorts" follows the jump from indie shorts to features

Two years ago, London-based Ashvin Kumar posted a notice asking for a crew to join him in a non-paid gig on the Indian-Pakistani border. The ensuing film, "Road to Ladakh", won dozens of awards and is now being re-made by Richard Dreyfuss' production company. But before arriving on the screen, it suffered countless setbacks including drunken drivers, torrential rain and the lead actor breaking his arm. Kumar's ensuing film, "Little Terrorist", was another trial of endurance that was again highly praised.

These shorts and their tales have been packaged as a DVD that will interest guerilla film-makers, and provide a cautionary tale. They are completemented by a documentary on Kumar's subsequent visit to Cannes.

For more information, visit the official site. To buy the DVD, click here.

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