Kesari Bhattacharya

Screen & Photography

terrorist, THE – Heart warming short film

A wrongfully convicted terrorist enters a talent competition to win back love of his estranged daughter.

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Imam SACRIFICES everything to raise his newborn child Dinara, when he loses his wife, Naznin, during childbirth.

Raising the child alone, father and daughter CONNECT at a molecular level and become CENTRE of each other’s universe.

That Universe came crashing down when one day Imam is convicted of a terrorist attack and sent to jail for a long time.

Imam endures years of torture just for that one MOMENT when he will hug his little angel once again.

When that moment finally arrives, he gets a kick in the gut as Dinara has become part of the same hateful society which has locked him up like a dog.

He digs deep and find one last battle within him. To win back LOVE of his universe he enters a talent competition as ‘The Terrorist.’

It takes a refreshing approach of using love as a tool to conquer hate prevalent in the world today. It is very relevant in today’s world and will connect cord with societies across the planet.

The aim of the film is to spread happiness among the people around the world.

We have already shot the film and now seeking fund to finish the project and take it across the line. The film is shot in Sydney using local cast and crew. We need the fund to cover expenses for travel, catering, VFX, Music, Colour Grading, Competition Circuit.

The TEAM:

Imam : NEIL PARIKH
Carol: MAGGIE GAME
Naznin: SAMANTHA WOOD
5 year old Dinara: MACKENZIE LUKER
10 year old Dinara: PAYTEN BOIK
18 year old Dinara: GABRIELA CASTILLO

Directed by: Alessia Francischiello
Produced by: Kesari Lal Bhattacharya
Screenplay: Kesari Lal Bhattacharya
DOP: Kupa Warner
Music Supervisor: Raja Asbati
Sound Designer: Anurag Sapktota
Foley: Miguel Calli Trejo
Editors: Enrico Lerda, Eugenio Tarantola
Assistant Producer: Dushyant Rudroju
1st AD : Katya Matavilava, Hugo Duvergey
2nd AD: Bojana Kljaic
1st AC: Steff Watson
2nd AC: Joshua Vellis
Gaffer : Kaan Cansiz
Make up / SFX: Monique Muskens, Isabelle Coote
BTS: Lynette Aiken

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Kesari Bhattacharya

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NSW

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I am a father, a story teller, adventurer, film maker, an ex-counter terrorism specialist and so many other things.

Stories move me, they transfer me to a world where I get lost. I am attracted to intelligence and emotions and love to pen them on paper as best as I can. I am still learning the craft everyday and beating boundaries to make that emotional connection with fellow human beings. Every time I look into my daughter’s eyes it gives me strength and courage to follow my passion of story telling.

I am from Indian background and I tell stories that can build bridge between two diverse cultures. Every single story I tell has the common thread of love. I believe today we have become so busy chasing the ‘mirage’ of material comfort that we have forgotten the real joy of being. My aim is to tell stories that can enable us to strip down the layers of excessive fat around our emotions and dig deep into our consciousness to find real joy. A joy that doesn’t need any supplement to experience. A joy that comes from inside. Joy that can set us free from the rat race. The joy we all seek but very few of us actually finds. The kind of joy my two year old finds in little things. How did we loose that joy; i am on the quest to find it.

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Dushyant Rudroju

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Maggie Game

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Maria Caterina Conte

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Michael McLennan

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Gina Stanborough

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Maic Tanguy

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Julie Gallo

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Amandeep Singh

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Michelle McDonnell

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