Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Zinfandel - Full Film

Zinfandel from Shamik Sen Gupta on Vimeo.
Socially, culturally - the Indian urban population is stratified. Numerous invisible lines separate the social classes - people who serve and those who are served.

Zinfandel is the story of a young migrant worker, Raghu, who makes a living in a crowded Indian city running home deliveries for a local grocery store. He comes and goes on his cranky moped – delivering stuff, grocery and bottles of drinking water to people’s doorsteps. In the loud and noisy complexes he frequents no one notices him, no one's interested in him. No eye contact, no name spoken, or pleasantries exchanged. But, Raghu’s bored mind works overtime, his eyes are roving, searching the unwatched corridors, open windows and half open cracks of bedroom doors. And he's always crossing one line or another.

Vijay Krishna
Santosh Jayakumar
Riaz K.A.
Arpita Phukan Biswas
Arvind Balakrishnan
Kanika Batra
Vidya Gopinathan
Archana Kathpalia
Falah Faisal

Shamik Sen Gupta

Shamik Sen Gupta

Anish Joseph
Shamik Sen Gupta

Avishek Ghosh

Music director
MD Pallavi

Sridhar Rajagopalan
Shadrach Solomon

Amit Barde
Vijay Krishna

Assistant Directors
Sandeep Yadadv
Falah Faisal

Monday, August 20, 2012

Wear your laurels, eat your greens - Part 2

Zinfandel wins a Special Festival Mention - Jury award at Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival-2012. Baby steps for a project that has had its fair share of incubation time.


Thanks and congratulations, Team Zinfandel!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Zinfandel? What?

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Wear your laurels, eat your greens

Zinfandel wins a Special Jury Mention Award at Suchitra Short Fiction Film Festival, Suchitra CFD Bangalore. Baby steps for a project that has had its fair share of incubation time.

Thanks and congratulations, Team Zinfandel!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Wisdomtooth Films present Zinfandel

We are constantly stealing, from each other, from strangers.
And sometimes, strangely enough, we don't even know - what we stole or what went missing. 

All this in 14 minutes of your time you'll never get back.
Coming soon.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Quartett PLUS 1 are a string quartet based in Berlin, who constantly do innovative projects with other artists. They are preparing for a show in November 2012. The show is an interactive music event using live performance in sync with video vocals of 3 different artists in 3 different locations. The theme of the show is Michael Jackson.
Sweet spot documented the first day discussion, collaboaration and jam session between the Quartett and MD Pallavi.

Shot on 5D MK II
Lens 50mm 1.8 and 70-300 3.5
Sound Zoom H4

Shot by Shamik Sen Gupta, Edited by MD Pallavi and Shamik Sen Gupta

Monday, October 3, 2011

Zinfandel Cast Pictures

Zinfandel's principle cast.
Vijay, Arvind, Arpita, Santosh, Vidya, Kanika, Archana and Falah.
Watch out for our new trailer, soon to be splashed here.