Desi boy@Sundance Film Lab

Posted: April 29, 2009 by moifightclub in cinema, News
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Sundance Film lab has announced the names of the 12 particpants who have been selected for the filmmaker and screenwriters lab to be held in june this year.

In the directors list, we spotted a desi name – The Story of Ram/Ritesh Batra (writer/director), U.S.A./India

More details – The Story of Ram/Ritesh Batra (writer/director), U.S.A./India:  A chance encounter over the radio waves leads to an extraordinary friendship between the Prime Minister of India and an ordinary tea vendor, which ends up transforming a nation.

Born and raised in Bombay, India, Ritesh Joginder Batra is based in New York and attends the MBA/MFA dual degree program at the Tisch School of the Arts and Stern School of Business at NYU. In 2006, he was selected for the MAISHA Film Lab, and in 2007 completed the award-winning short film The Morning Ritual. Batra recently worked on a feature screenplay for director Santosh Sivan.

 Some of the films that came out of this lab in the past includes Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs, Paul Thomas Anderson’s Hard Eight, Kimberly Peirce’s Boy’s Don’t Cry, Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream, John Cameron Mitchell’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Peter Sollett’s Raising Victor Vargas, Miranda July’s Me and You and Everyone We Know, Ryan Fleck’s Half Nelson, and most recently Cary Fukunaga’s Sin Nombre and Alex Rivera’s Sleep Dealer.

Slashfilm has published the names of other participants and their film details. Here is the link.

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