Trivial Pursuit is the story of every other person struggling with the weight of their own expectations, it follows our protagonist ALYSHA as she comes to terms with her own life battles.
The film is being made by a 9-person team that includes Siddhi Yadav, Nithin Singh, Nipun Chowdhary, Joysuryo Paul, Prabhjot Singh, Soma Mithun, Monika Rao, Varsha Yadav and Vidhi Pai.
ALYSHA is a psychologist with a plan. She would usually never deter from it and doesn’t let anything get in her way. What happens when she realises that things won’t always go the way she planned them in the head? Follow her as she unravels and moves away from everything she thought of herself. This is a story where she understands and comes to terms with who she is as a person.
This is English language film.
WHY FUND THE CAMPAIGN?
Trivial Pursuit is a film by students at a film school. We as students try to give our best with the limited resources at our disposal. Film equipment and production costs tend to be high and our budget was close to INR 3L. Luckily we are getting the equipment from our school and hence the costs have come down to just INR 1L. The entire crew is working on the film day in and day out without charging anything. We need your help to bring this vision to life.
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Director – Siddhi Yadav
Siddhi is a student of Annapurna International School of Film and Media. The world of Media and its reach has always fascinated her, she believes that films have a way of getting to people that no other art form does. She has worked on several in college and independent projects all of which have been greatly applauded. She intends on bringing awareness to societal issues through her work.
Director of Photography- Nitin Singh
Nitin started his carrier as a travel photographer & then pursued filmmaking from AIFSM and opted to specialise in direction and cinematography. Apart from his academic qualifications, he loves cinematic lighting and composition. He also works as a drone cinematographer and had already done 2 short films as a drone cinematographer. While his passion for creativity pulls him to work on long weekends for different freelance and commercial shoots for his newly established company, he worked in more than 5 short films as DOP. He introduces himself as an opportunity finder and has also worked for theatre shows like 'Ali Baba; ‘Sangeet Ki Kataar' and 'Chanakya' for lighting and background visual. Above all these, he won some awards for travel photography from Nikon India & NatGeo your shots.
Chief AD – Nipun Chowdhary
Cameras and technology always excited Nipun since his childhood. He took a step further and started learning Filmmaking to share his ideas to the world and help change the world through an audio-visual experience. He’s worked for The Economist, Vice Media and The Guardian newspaper for some very interesting projects. He’s also collaborated with a fast-growing student NGO called The Beautiful World Movement for a number of city-wide projects.
Lighting chief- Joysuryo Paul
I am Joysurya Paul, a student of bachelor's program in AISFM, doing my final year in Cinematography specialisation. I have been into films since I was 15 and want to show my vision through my lens. I have worked with many NGOs and Production companies for ad films and music videos. I have worked as media marketing director for an institute and have been doing freelance for 3 years. I will be handling the lighting for the movie as a Gaffer and make the movie look like how it should be and set the mood right.
Sound Designer- Prabhjot Singh
"A voracious reader who has devoured writings from Dostoevsky and even Kafka. Prabhjot is final year student of Direction + Sound specialisation at AISFM. He has done important live sound events, short films that have won awards and is constantly involved in Field Recordings for his exhaustive collection of sound marks and ambiences. He wishes to document Soundscape of every place he visits and incorporate them into his work on different films. Other than that, he is found constantly at work in a studio or home producing music and experimental sound archives. He would be heading the sound team for our film to ensure everything is tuned to the story; hoping it excites frequency areas that resonate with everyone. "
Editor- Soma Mithun
Soma is a film student at AISFM, his specialisation is editing. Soma is a Hyderabad by all means, completed his +2 at Hyderabad public school. He was always passionate about films. Films like Fight club and Rashomon changed his views that films are not just for entertainment. He started editing as a hobby (fan edits) but soon started working as a freelancer for editing trailers, music videos and documentaries. Now he has his own YouTube channel with 10K subscribers and 10 million views.
Line Producer – Monika Rao
I’m a film business student at AISFM, having a keen interest in Production and marketing of films. I have played the roles of a Documentary director, anchor, actor, creative head at this institute. Also worked as a Line producer for song production and news production. I’m a persuasive and articulate person who has good influencing skills and the ability to come up with great marketing ideas. I have a strong desire for success, loads of enthusiasm and willingness to work hard, effectively and efficiently. I would be heading the production of this film to ensure the film's flow is not disrupted.
Production Designer – Varsha Yadav
Varsha is a postgraduate from AISFM, and is now working as a head of Branding and Marketing for a Milk Brand. She has also interned with a PR firm in Mumbai and has worked on projects as a Line Producer. Production Design is the key aspect for a film and she has an eye for details and aesthetics. She is an avid reader and believes that every film is unique and teaches you different perspectives of filmmaking in its own ways.
Art Director- Vidhi Pai
Vidhi is a budding entrepreneur having her own Videography and Portrait studio ‘Appam Stew’. She holds a master’s degree in Filmmaking and her portfolio varies from being an in-house Producer of Videos for the fitness group ‘Femme Fitness’ to editing short films. She has a keen passion for photography and travelling.
When will the final film be out?
The final film will be done by APRIL 2019. This will only be shown at the Annapurna's school studio screen and made exclusively for the internal use for students.
What is the language & setting of the movie
Trivial Pursuit is an English language short film rooted and set in India.