Fireflies & Short Silvatein - 2013 NYIFF
Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 9:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
‘Fireflies’ is the story of two estranged brothers - Shiv and Rana. Shiv, a successful banker, lives in the superficial glitter of corporate Bombay. The younger brother, Rana, is a law school dropout who lives by the day. Though worldly experiences and illusions briefly illuminate the brothers’ journeys, a tragedy that befell them fifteen years earlier seems destined to repeat itself, just in new incarnations. Flames suddenly extinguish again, in an eerie heartbeat. The journey ahead echoing with voices and visions from the past, and the magic realism of the years gone by, beckons the brothers to find each other again. And the picture in the puzzle that was scattered so long ago. Fireflies come out in the night, just to light up the darkness. They live as long as the glow lasts. Even if it is a lifetime, being lived in a day.
Director’s Bio: Born in Assam, the son of a tea planter, Sabal Singh Shekhawat, navigated the journey to India’s film capital – Bombay in the late 80s. Starting out with a brief stint as a copywriter at an advertising agency, he soon joined Shantanu Sheorey, at that time one of India’s most progressive and prolific photographers & television commercial directors. Four years later, in 1994 Sabal set up his own production company - ‘The Big Picture’. After 18 years of producing and directing numerous award-winning commercials, Sabal started ‘Wild Geese Pictures’ in 2011 – a feature film production company devoted to collaborating, financing and producing independent films of high-quality content and production standards.
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