DOGMA Day 04: Roadside Hospital = A chair in the middle of the street! So we spent a little while searching for this dog that's been hit by a car. The poor guy was hiding under another parked vehicle. It was quite pleasant to see how collaborative people were to Ma and to our camera team as she bandaged his leg and made him swallow a painkiller. Today we'll be taking him to a hospital to check on the wounds.
Photography by Michael Narimalla
Last Stop INDIA as we venture out to make a film about Sulakshmi (Vikram Dasgupta's mother) and her beautiful obsession of feeding over 500 stray dogs everyday and the madness that's needed to do it 365 day a year... 7 days a week - titled DOGMA.
The team of ppl on and off screen, here and overseas, without whose absolute trust none of these projects would come to any fruition are below. Thank you for your inspiration!!! Mavis Staines, John Dalrymple, Chris Lew, Michael Narimalla, Francesca Cimolai, Aeschylus Poulos, Pinaki Dasgupta, Santanu Dasgupta, Sulakshmi Dasgupta, Jennifer Stein, Judy Gladstone, Don Shipley, Iris Nemani, Sidharth Soma, Thomas Chappel, Tahir Mahmood, Andrew Kines to name a few!
Wish us luck ppl, Keep y'all posted!
Photography by Chris Lew
Just wanted to share a few frames and behind the scenes from our NETHERLANDS shoot for the documentary for Canada's National Ballet School titled 'BEYOND MOVING'.
Photography by Chris Lew, Michale Narimalla & John Dalrymple
Here are some stills and behind the scenes from the 'Moments of Victory' spot for TORONTO 2015 Launching today at 6:45 at the Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, Canada. The filming and branding of this project has been our passion fodder for the last few months. This was our last piece for the Pan Am / Parapan Am Games TORONTO 2015.
We have been fortunate enough to be a part of this ride and have met such amazing people on this journey over the last few years. We met amazing visionaries like Don Shipley, Iris Nemani, Kristina Molloy and so many many more. Many congrats to the amazing Jennifer Stein for spearheading the awesome Victory Celebrations every night. Also BIG shout out to the team!
Wanted to share this Video of a packed Skydome (45,000 ppl) watch our Parapan Spot being showcased at the Opening Ceremony of Panam TO2015 earlier tonight!
Also we completed our last Panam / ParaPan Am TO2015 Project - "Moments of Victory" - To be launched at the Nathan Phillips Square tomorrow evening at 6:55 during the Victory Celebration and every night / same time from then on till the end of the games. TORONTO Friends PLS be there to join in the Celebrations. Will put updates, details and tags in the next few hours.
Best Commercial Cinematography / Pan Am Parapan Am Games - From the Canadian Society of Cinematographers. /
CONGRATULATIONS to Jeffrey Maher for Being Nominated for Best Commercial Cinematography by the Canadian Society of Cinematographers (http://www.csc.ca/CSCawards/2015/) for his outstanding work in a spot we did for the PAN AM / PARAPAN AM GAMES. Don't wanna be that guy who says this but ITOLDYOUSO ... 15 years back!!!
Earlier this week we worked with a prolific 18 year old poet Mustafa Ahmed - Brother you give us all hope! Just wanted to share some pics and our gratitude towards Mustafa and his family for welcoming us into their home and their hearts and to Don Shipley for connecting the dots. Thank you Don from Me, Mustafa and our team.
Sharing some stills from the Anti Doping in Sports - Spot we shot last week at the Markham Panam Venue. Thanks to Julie Vallon for providing us with such a different, quirky take on a really serious subject and allowing us to make it relatable and yet engaging!
Here are some stills from behind the scenes of the Canada's National Ballet shoot. The goal was to have a film that made Ballet accessible. Its main purpose was to have this classic dance form loose its elitism and to share the joy of dance across demographics.
What can I say ... it's been a journey!
Watching these athletes has been inspiring beyond words for our team. We hope our commercial lives up to their standards and represents them in a light no lesser than what they deserve.
The second act is always the most difficult one. It's neither a beginning - nor an end. It should progress the journey further without giving away too much and yet keep us wanting more. Thanks to Danielle Kisser and her lovely family - They made our act two, a walk in the park... literally!
A few pics to share our Montreal experience of shooting two time Olympic Gold Medalist, Captain of Team Canada - David Eng. We were Inspired beyond measure to witness his humility, intensity and focus. We consider ourselves very lucky to be in a position to capture his spirit for the Panam Games TO2015 commercial.