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Confessions from Brown Hollywood with Faroukh Virani (Director of the upcoming film ‘Vimana’)

By |May 31st, 2013|Brown Hollywood, crowdfunding, Interviews, upcoming movies|

A little over a month ago, I had the chance to talk with USC film student Faroukh Virani, the director of the recently Kickstarted Indian science fiction film "Vimana." The movie, which is tentatively scheduled for an early 2014 release, is Virani's thesis project. Here is the synopsis from the Kickstarter page: "Vimana" is a film about three Indian astronauts who are a product of India's ambitious new deep-space program. Set in the near future, the astronauts are on a one-way trip to a distant planet, Gliese. Unfortunately, the ship's captain, Rishi, passes away after an adverse reaction to the [...]

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‘Beyond All Boundaries’, ‘Miss Lovely’ and others take home top honors at IFFLA

By |April 15th, 2013|Awards, Brown Hollywood, crowdfunding, Film Festivals, upcoming movies|

The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles announced their big winners Sunday and films like "Beyond All Boundaries" and "Miss Lovely" came away with some top awards. http://youtu.be/uSibAMDGYkc "Beyond All Boundaries" (by filmmaker Sushrut Jain) follows the stories of three Indians – a penniless superfan, a boy prodigy, and a girl cricketer during the 2011 Cricket World Cup. Jain crowdfunded some of the project on Kickstarter a couple of months ago and IIF had a chance to interview him about his work. Check that out right here. The film took home the Jury and Audience Award for Best Documentary. "Miss Lovely" (directed [...]

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CrowdMe: Crowd funding dedicated to film

By |March 21st, 2013|crowdfunding, Interviews|

The crowd funding revolution is getting a little more crowded (sorry I couldn't resist). I recently took the time to speak with Axel Eriksson, the CEO of a new platform called CrowdMe. The company is based out of Sweden and they are looking to expand and help independent filmmakers get their voice out. IIF: So tell me a little about your mission at CrowdMe. Eriksson: Our mission is to create a platform where filmmakers can show their work, fund capital and also distribute their films. But not only that, we also want to create a platform where users can have [...]