My name is Amrit. I am an IIT grad. I worked in a leading business consulting firm for four years. And then I left my job to become a candid wedding photographer. And then, slowly and steadily I ventured towards documentary film-making. You can watch my existing short-documentaries here on this site.
I am in a continuous lookout for real life stories – so if you have one to share, (or you know of someone who has one or an organization for that matter) that should be shared with the world, I am willing to make a 3 minute movie for you (or for that someone).
The range of stories for my existing documentary work is pretty eclectic. Choose to watch what interests you most
- Because rape is not always about sex explains how exactly. It became pretty viral when it was published and has been played over 9 lakh times already. I documented school workshops in Bangalore being organized by two young Indian girls (who presently study in USA) where they shared the importance of realizing why a lot of times, rapes are beyond a perverted sexual frustration!
- Can’t Stop Shooing on Film – tries to understand why some people still use and work with film photography in today’s predominantly digital age. Are they just weird, or does film really give a better quality? This too became very popular, particularly in the international photo blogging community and got shared and talked about on sites such as PetaPixel
- Seema is a story about a unique business model that few school girls have come up with to empower poor women living in the villages around their school campus.
- Discover the diva in you documents Neena’s journey from working in the corporate world for over a decade, to finally leaving it all (and more) so that she could do what she really liked to do! It might inspire you to take that plunge that you always wanted to!
- The Ultimate Sport helps bring out the reason why Frisbee is so much more than just something that you play with your dog or kids in a beach.
- Grow Trees is a story about an NGO that is not only helping the world plant tree-saplings in public land, from their laptops and phones, but also ensuring that these saplings actually do grow up to become useful trees! How? Well, go watch the documentary
- Creek Love is the story of how Armando, a local resident of Panjim (Goa), took up the cause for getting a beautiful but decaying creek, cleaned and developed by the Government. The job is not yet over yet but continuous efforts by him and his NGO have indeed helped move things.
The above should give you a pretty good idea of what I can create. So do contact me if you think you have a real story worth making a short documentary on. If it’s for a noble cause, I wouldn’t charge anything. That’s about it!
The reason I want to do this is because:
a) LOVE: I love bringing out a real life story through the visual means of a movie. And if the story is of a non-commercial interest, I don’t even need any money.
b) SKILL: Four years of being a strategy consultant helped me develop the skills to put together a lot of information in a presentable format that makes sense and has a simple easy to understand message – a form of story-telling! Two years of wedding documentary experience post that, helped me develop my cinematography skills. It also gave me time to develop my story-telling abilities and go beyond financial numbers and business strategies.
You can also write to me at email@example.com or call me up on +91 95525 89252. Let’s connect.
The city where you live, is not an issue. As a wedding photographer I travel a LOT. So as long as we decide to work together, you with your story and I with my movie-making abilities, we shall meet soon. Where do I live? Goa presently! No, I am not a Goan. Just that Goa is such a nice place to live in! My lovely wife left her job too after we got married (about two years ago) and then we both moved to Goa together. She has become a dance instructor since then and hey, I have a story on her too!