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REWIND to be taken over by Shorts International!



January 31, 2008 12:00:00 AM IST
By Glamsham Editorial
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Ketan Gohil produced and Atul Taishete directed reverse film REWIND has emerged as one of the biggest short films to come out of India ever. REWIND will now be distributed internationally by 'Shorts International', the world's largest distributor of short films across multiple platforms, including network television, iTunes and mobile phones. As a part of the agreement with Shorts International, the film may further be taken over by internet giant Apple iTunes and be part of their short film collection.

'It is possibly the biggest release for any Indian short film ever. It just proves that you just need to make a good film and not necessarily peddle Indian exotica to make a big impression in the international market. Most definitely, it is a big shot in the arm for well made Indian short films', says Writer-Director Atul Taishete.

The big time international distribution for REWIND is just another feather in an already decorated cap. REWIND had a successful premiere at the 2007 Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland and has been screened at more than 13 international film festivals including biggies like Montreal, Los Angeles, Palm Springs and the Milano International Film Festival.

The next step obviously is the Oscars for these mavericks. Producer Ketan Gohil is extremely upbeat, 'In the next six months, the film will be all over Television Channels in North America and Europe. As a part of the agreement with Shorts International, the film would be available on the Apple iTunes short film collection. If that happens, the REWIND would have been watched by more Americans and Europeans than a full on commercial Indian film like say a CHAK DE or an EKLAVYA. Plus that the film is in English is a huge advantage. We definitely think that we have a great shot at the Oscars in the short film category. At this stage, we are looking for a good partner to help make REWIND to the Oscar short list'

As for an India release, Ketan Gohil has retained the India rights and is talking to Production houses to see if they can release REWIND along with a main feature in India. Says the Producer, 'It happens in Europe where a short film is screened before a main film. Though critically acclaimed, REWIND is also an out and out commercial thriller so it can definitely be shown before an action or thriller feature film'

REWIND is probably the world's first true reverse film. REWIND recounts backwards, the last moments of three friends who are betting their lives and a million dollars on a game of Russian roulette.

REWIND is produced by Ketan Gohil Productions and directed by FTII trained Director Atul Taishete. Atul Taishete is also a screenplay writer who wrote the Screenplay for the film RISK and additional dialogues of the recently released JOHNNY GADDAR. He is currently working on the script of his feature film directorial debut. REWIND is Ketan Gohil's first production.

The Director of Photography is National Award Winner Sudhakar Yakkanti, Sound Design by Dara Singh Saihmee, Art Direction by Amit Tankaria, Dahlia Kaur and Sreelekha Maitra, Music by Bapi-Tutul and edited jointly by Neeraj Grover and Suvir Nath.

Ketan Gohil Productions in association with glamsham.com have also launched the website of the film. One can see the trailer/teaser of the film as well as access other information about the film on the website www.rewindthefilm.com


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