A good story needs to be told !
From mentoring to filmmaking to acting to casting, Humara Movie provided cinematic expression across all at the 2nd edition of Wassup Andheri !
The four day festival celebrating Andheri saw great talent being showcased and promoted at HumaraMovie through initiatives from Feb 28th to March 3rd. Humaramovie started the three-fold initiative at the Wassup Andheri Festival – filmmaking, acting and casting. Renowned directors such as Anurag Basu (Barfi), Vikramaditya Motwane (Udaan), casting director Mukesh Chhabbra (Gangs of Wasseypur 1 & 2), famous theatre personality Rajat Kapoor and the cast of Kai Po Che – Amit Sadh and Rajkumar Yadav were present at the initiatives to mentor, support, share experience and tips at the initiatives.
With this association with art & entertainment festival-Wassup Andheri, Humaramovie aimed at creating a community of likeminded filmmakers/content creators, audience and produces both short and feature films. Through this initiative HumaraMovie.com celebrated the socio-cultural spirit of the liveliest city of India – Mumbai through film-making. The film-making initiative was a 2 week mentoring program by Anurag Basu and Vikramaditya Motwane for 15 young directors. At Humaramovie it is believed that a good story needs to be told. And, it will find its audience. It is their objective to provide cinematic expression to these stories.
The casting initiative was a two day workshop with Mukesh Chhabra, taking actors through the audition process and giving them tips on how to improve their audition experience. Also present were Amit Sadh, Rajkumar Yadav and Manish Hariprasad of Kai Po Che to share their casting experience with the participants. Also the acting initiative was a workshop by National Award winner, Rajat Kapoor with the intention of introducing aspiring actors to the magic of theatre.
Pallavi Rohatgi, founder of Humarmovie.com says, “HumaraMovie.com has always been the stage that endorses and encourages talent in the entertainment industry. With these initiatives, we stuck by our promise to nurture the talent with like-minded associations. The aim has been to provide firsthand experience to theatre and film enthusiasts and give them a platform to understand the nuances of the entertainment industry.”
Initiatives by Humara Movie:
Anurag Basu, Vikramaditya Motwane for mentoring film makers
28th February: Unveiling of judges for short films with Anurag Basu and Vikramaditya Motwane.
1st March: ‘Casting Couch’ conducted by Mukesh Chhabbra where he showcased many exciting tricks and shared insights about casting.
2nd March: Live casting conducted by Mukesh Chhabbra that gave aspirants an opportunity to showcase their talent and be a part of upcoming films.
3rd March: ‘Theatre-Rehearsal to Stage’ conducted by Rajat Kapoor that brought alive the art of creating life in a character by using cues from his core image in ‘Nothing Like Lear’.
3rd March: Screening of 16 short films and judging of the two finalists by Anurag Basu and Vikramaditya Motwane followed by audience poll for selection of winner.
Winner- Ravi S Alok
Runner up- Palash Vaswani