~ The Psychological Drama which marks directorial debut of LA based Dipesh Jain stars Ranvir Shorey, Neeraj Kabi and Shahana Goswami~
The film is a psychological drama about a man who is trapped within the city walls and in his own mind. He attempts to break free to find a human connection.
In The Shadows stars Manoj Bajpayee (Aligarh, Budhia Singh – Born to Run) along with Laura Verlinden, a mesmerizing Belgian actress who recently starred in Oscar shortlisted and Golden Globe nominated The Brand New Testament.
The film is produced by Shuchi Jain (11 Weeks), the founder of U.K. based production company, Exstant Motion Pictures along with the award-winning Swiss producer Lena Vurma (Lost Place 3D) who is also Head of Acquisitions for German distributor NFP (The Lunchbox, Angry Indian Goddesses).
The shooting of the film, which commenced in July 2016 in the narrow alleys of Old Delhi, will wrap up by mid August 2016. The film script was a finalist at Sundance Screenwriting Lab 2015, Torino Lab 2015 and Tribeca All Access 2016.
Talking about Old Delhi, where the story takes place, director and writer Dipesh Jain says, “As a kid I would walk through the maze of alleys fearing that if I took a wrong turn somewhere and got lost, I´ll be trapped in the alleys forever.” About the narrative he says, “I want to tell a story that is simple to follow and connects emotionally, but structurally it is intricate, so the audience is forced to put the pieces of the puzzle together.”
Producer Lena Vurma says, “I met Dipesh at Film Bazaar in Goa three years ago and we immediately knew we wanted to work together. He is a talent to watch with his USC education, European cinephilia and Indian roots – a storyteller connecting all these worlds.”
Producer Shuchi Jain says, “After a premier at an international film festival, the main focus would be on a widespread theatrical release in India. Thanks to our impeccable cast including Manoj Bajpayee, we are already in talks with prestigious Indian distributors.”
In the walled city of Old Delhi, KHUDDOOS, a lonely man who obsessively watches people through his hidden cameras begins a search for a boy he hears getting beaten up through the walls of his house. The obsession to and the boy taking over the man and the boy’s condition going from bad to worse, the man starts to lose grip of time and reality; eventually breaking the wall and revealing a shocking truth…there’s no one on the other side. The story of a man trapped within the walls of an old city and his attempts to break free to and a human connection.
Indian Flmmaker Dipesh Jain is a Director’s Guild Of America (DGA) Student Award recipient and a graduate of the University of Southern California Film School. He has written, directed and produced shorts, documentaries and stage plays in US, Prague and India. His films have screened at numerous international film ffestivals and won awards including Alfred P. Sloan, Carole Fielding and Best Short at Cleveland Intl FF. He has been selected for Berlinale Talents at the Berlin Film Festival and Producer’s Lab at the International Film Festival of India. In the Shadows is his debut movie. He is represented by Madhouse Entertainment in the US.
Shuchi Jain : Shuchi is a London based producer, who has produced shorts and documentaries in India and US. Her award winning films including 11 Weeks and The Wedding Gift have screened at many international festivals. Through her company, Exstant Motion Pictures Limited, Shuchi aims to fund and produce films that have an international appeal. Along with In the Shadows, her company has several other projects in various stages of development and packaging including A Stone´s Throw Away (Semi-finalist Sundance Screenwriting Lab, Quarter Finalist American Zoetrope Competition), The Watchmaker and a historical biopic TV series.
Lena Vurma : Award-winning Swiss producer Lena Vurma is based in Berlin/Germany. She graduated at the prestigious German film school dffb and won the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Foundation with the animation film The Little Red Paper Ship. Her first feature Lost Place, a mystery-thriller in 3D and Dolby Atmos was theatrically released by Warner Bros. and got her the nomination for the newcomer producer award by First Steps 2014. She graduated in Oct 2015 at eave European Producers Workshop with her project Ghosts of India and got selected for Producer´s Network Cannes 2016. She is also Head of Acquisitions for German independent film distributor NFP m&d and acquired titles such as The Brand New Testament, The Lunchbox and The Salt of the Earth.
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