A 'Hindi Indie' set in India’s megalopolis, Bombay Summer is the story of three young people navigating life and love over a torpid summer. It captures a city and a society in transition while paying homage to a fleeting past. Bombay Summer is experimental in spirit but rigorous in it’s execution. This award winning film has played in film festivals around the world and had a limited theatrical release in the U.S.
Featuring: Tannishtha Chatterjee, Jatin Goswami, Samrat Chakrabarti and Gaurav Dwivedi.
The New York Times: “A rare film from India that speaks the melancholy language of International art-house cinema”.
The Village Voice: “ A confident first fiction film”
BOMBAY SUMMER -Feature Narrative (2009, TRT: 104 min)
Crossing Arizona -Feature Documentary (2006, TRT: 94 min)
In the mid-2000’s there was a surge in the death-toll of people crossing the Mexico-Arizona border. Tighter enforcement in Texas and California was funneling unprecedented numbers of migrants into the vast and treacherous Arizona desert. Opinions on how to confront this crisis is sharply divided but the reality is on the ground is deadly. Two years in the making, Crossing Arizona puts us in the middle of this conflagration through the lives and actions of the people on both sides of the border and both sides of the issue. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and has won numerous awards around the world.
Co-director: Dan DeVivo
The Last Season - Feature Documentary (2002, TRT: 70 min)
Director, Cinematographer, Editor.
When the city of Baltimore decided to demolish Memorial Stadium it did not anticipate the turmoil it would unleash. Neither did the filmmakers. What started as a series of interviews with fans who had lined up around a city block to buy a stadium seat or a section of the dugout bench, turned into a two-year odyssey as preservationists went toe to toe with the forces of change. The Last Season bears witness to this battle but through the eyes of a sports crazed city and its legendary heroes. Piecing together interviews with the likes of the great Johnny Unitas and it’s most celebrated fan, Wild Bill Hagey, The Last Season combines the zest of a sports documentary with the grit of guerrilla journalism.
Co-Director: Charles Cohen
Baltimore Sun: “Offers a look at the quirks and personalities of a town that revels in it’s offbeat reputation”.
Baltimore Magazine: “A heartfelt tribute to what was known as the world’s largest outdoor insane asylum”.