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ZEN FILM PRODUCTIONS SPECTER SAGA PRESENTS A SUSPENSEFUL TAKE ON PSYCHOLOGICAL HORROR

ZEN FILM PRODUCTIONS  SPECTER SAGA PRESENTS  A SUSPENSEFUL TAKE ON PSYCHOLOGICAL HORROR
After a three month wait, Zen Film Productions is set to release yet another short film saga under the Ouija series banner, which specifically delves into horror, mystery, and the supernatural. After the local success of social awareness short films like The Power, A Dark Tale, The Peril and more, Specter is set to take psychological terror to new heights. The ten-minute film sees a public figure, played by filmmaker and CEO of Zen Film Productions Zenofar Fathima, struggling to overcome her inner demons, as she sets out to explore an unprecedented presence. The series is currently being filmed during the Coronavirus outbreak with all safety precautions being adhered to, which is a rare feat for most filmmakers at this time. The series’ first episode is expected to premiere exclusively on Zee Cinemas Middle East (Channel 676 on Etisalat and Channel 179 on Du) on Thursday, 16th July at 11pm GST, and 12.30am IST. If you happen to miss it on 16th July, you can catch it once again on 21st July at 11.30am GST and 1am IST. You can also catch the teaser on Zee Cinemas throughout the day, starting from next week on the 14th of July. The succeeding episodes of this saga will be released in due course on other exclusive digital streaming platforms which are to be announced. The future episodes will also feature a few local icons, who are bound to enthrall audiences with their performances. Apart from the Specter series slated for release, Zen Film Productions also has many projects in the pipeline, one of which is a short film that sheds light on a frontliner’s life during the pandemic. “I am really excited for all these new projects, as these are not only unique in their approach, but are sure to be popular with audiences of all ages”, says Zenofar. For more announcements on Specter and Zenofar’s future projects, check out Zenofar Fathima’s official social media pages.     A Brief on Zen Film Productions Zenofer Fatima is a Dubai personality, who is also a filmmaker, producer, and actress. Her brainchild, Zen Film Productions is a film production company based in Dubai. Zen Film Productions is a full service video production company that specializes in productions projects that vary across business, industrial and commercial sectors. The organization is based in Dubai, offering relevant, exclusive and original  content that is curated for the Middle Eastern as well as other international markets. With Zen Films, Zen took over the Dubai film scene in early 2018, with her company commencing entry into the short film world with the Enigma series, an array of short film stories all based around the theme of social awareness. Just a few of the films include A Dark Tale, a story of domestic violence, the Peril, a film delving into the imminent dangers of technology, and the Power, a spiritual tale of believing in miracles. As a result of her success, she has appeared in various renowned publications such as Arabic Kul Ul Usra, Gulf News, and Filmfare Middle East and has been recognized by celebs such as Sohail Khan and Sonu Sood. https://www.instagram.com/p/CBaBwxVhiEd/?igshid=1rynk41dhtx5z ———-PR Sohel F...
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Gautam Chaturvedi’s First Ever Short Film Work From Home Wins The Outstanding Achievement Award At Druk International Film Festival -DIFF

Gautam Chaturvedi’s First Ever Short Film Work From Home Wins The Outstanding Achievement  Award At Druk International Film Festival -DIFF
Mumbai, July 2nd, 2020: Recently, Gautam Chaturvedi was in the news for winning a prestigious award for his home production as an Actor, Director and writer Work From Home. Today, this beautifully scripted and shot film has been awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award at the prestigious Druk International Film Festival (DIFF). Scripted, shot and packaged during the lockdown, the film has brought about a revolution in how films will be made during this global pandemic. A one of its kind productions, showcasing how this sudden Lockdown has thrown many a lives off balance financially, emotionally and psychologically was written, shot and packaged keeping the staying at home protocol in check at all times. The movie deals with the intricacies of the life of a couple who have 2 kids and are married for over a decade, but soon enough, the cracks in their relationship show up and then life takes a sudden turn Gautam Chaturvedi, known for his role as Gaurav in Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki, is the creative brain behind this film. While Gautam has been off the television industry for the past few years, his contribution to the world of  TV/films is remarkable. Starring Mouli Ganguly, Ridhiema Tiwari, Neelu Kohli and Gautam Chaturvedi himself, Work From Home is a creative brilliance that will soon be available exclusively on an OTT platform for the audience at large. Gautam Chaturvedi, Founder and Managing Director, Pine Tree Pictures said, “We are beyond delighted to see how well the film has been doing at film festivals. Druk International Film Festival being the second award feather for the film, our faith in good content that taps into the creative minds of the audience is just reinstated. We are thankful to the jury of the festival and can’t wait to see how the audience would receive this short film.” Mouli Ganguly said,” It was a unique experiment and creatively challenging as we all shot separately from our respective homes without any direct interaction with co actors. Yet, the final product looks like the whole movie was shot together and that is the real beauty of the film. We have already two awards and are positive of many more to come. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Gautam Chaturvedi for creating this film. And a huge thank you to Nilu Kohli, Ridhiema and our respective families who doubled up as our camera team.” Ridhiema Tiwari Added, “Shooting for Work From Home has framed the best times for me during this lockdown. This short film opportunity was initially just a positive grab for my own selfish interest to feed the artist within. I have known actor Gautam Chaturvedi now a multi Tasker for a decade now and we fortunately fall in the same category of passionate creatives seeking magic in simple things in life. We kept our faith in Gautam ,the characters we played and the script .We as a team are overwhelmed with this magnified victory and accolades this short film is receiving.” Sharing her experience, Nilu Kohli Said, “Mine was a guest appearance and I related to the part immediately. A concerned mother’s role just came naturally to me. Gautam was very particular about the way it has to be shot and I had to do it three times because of technical issues. But I am not complaining at all. It’s just to tell you all what a perfectionist my director is. I am immensely grateful for being a part of this wonderful film and am looking forward to doing a lot more work with Gautam.” Druk International Film Festival (DIFF) is a monthly live screening film, music, and screenwriting...
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Producer Nilesh N Raghani’s Short Film Love In Quarantine

Producer Nilesh N Raghani’s Short Film Love In Quarantine
More than 1000 doctors watched the film via webinar before the online release of the movie Corona Epidemic, quarantine, Lock Down All these words have become part of the lives of common people in the last few months. A short film has been made about the case of quarantine, which is named “Love in Quarantine”. There is also a message in this short film depicting the life of the doctors who fought Corona. The most important thing is that More than 1000 doctors watched the film via webinar before the online release of the movie. This short movie shown to such a large number of doctors through webinar. The producer of the film, Nilesh N Raghani, claims that this was the first time that so many doctors had shown a film together. It will be released soon on the digital platform. Presenting by NR Group, this short film has been made under the banner of Klassic Treasure Private Limited. The film, written and directed by Rajiv S Ruia, is an initiative of goKoronago.com. Its project designer is Deepak Ruia, DOP Javed Ehtesham. It stars Ritoo Jenjani and Karanudaya Jenjani in the lead roles. Two faces are seen with masks on the poster of the short film. Its tagline is “When love is real, it has no end.” Webinar is a word that is made up of a mixture of ‘web’ and ‘seminar’. Now a lot of things are happening all over the world and in our country through live presentations on webinars. This short film is also useful and important to doctors.            The producer of the film Nilesh N Raghani is very excited about this project. He feels that the audience will definitely appreciate this short film because it has presented an important thing in the context of Corona Warriors ie our...
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Gautam Chaturvedi’s first ever Short Film as an Actor – Director and Writer Wins the Prestigious Best Shorts Competition in USA

Gautam Chaturvedi’s first ever Short Film as an Actor – Director and Writer Wins the Prestigious Best Shorts Competition in USA
Mumbai, June 20, 2020: The Kahaani Ghar Ghar ki Fame, Gautam Chaturvedi, the man who dons many hats from an Entrepreneur to an Actor has bagged a prestigious Award of Merit for his short film Work From Home. Starring Mouli Ganguly, Ridhiema Tiwari, Neelu Kohli and Gautam Chaturvedi himself, Work From Home was written and produced during the lockdown in the country owing to the Global Pandemic. A one of its kind production, showcasing how this sudden Lockdown has thrown many a lives off balance financially, emotionally and psychologically was written, shot and packaged keeping the staying at home protocol in check at all times. The movie deals with the intricacies of the life of a couple who have 2 kids and are married for over a decade, but soon enough, the cracks in their relationship show up and then life takes a sudden turn. Work From Home is one of the only two films from the country to win this celebrated awards that’s been honoring filmmakers and artists for their exceptional work for a decade now. The film is the only Indian short film to presented with the Award of Merit title. Based out of California, Best Shorts will not be holding a physical ceremony and will courier trophies to the winner keeping the sensitivity of the pandemic in mind. Speaking on this occasion, Gautam Chaturvedi said, “We at Pinetree Pictures are absolutely delighted to have received this prestigious award. Work From Home is a special film created at a rather difficult time and seeing that the film is getting the honor it deserves for all the hard work and long hours we put into it is amazing. We are thankful to the jury at Best Shorts for recognizing our effort and giving us the motivation, we need with this award!” He further added that they are working with a few OTT platforms at the moment to make this short film exclusively available for the audience at large.   About Pinetree Pictures: Pine Tree is a complete Media solutions group, handling Event Management and Film Production. We like to believe that each piece of work that we do stands for something that is organic and natural – and is more than the usual fare that’s automated and mass-produced all around us. From Manufacturing Films to Training videos, from jingles to product films, from info graphic films to CSR films, music videos, 3D Films, TVC’s etc. – the power of ‘Film’ today covers a large spectrum of possibility & delivering the correct message to the correct audience. They have been instrumental in creating films with different objectives, audience, treatment & mediums for our clients across...
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Short Film Raat Baaki Baat Baaki Special Screen Held In Mumbai With Chief Guests Jacki Shroff & Rajkumar Santoshi

Short Film Raat Baaki Baat Baaki Special Screen Held In Mumbai With Chief Guests Jacki Shroff & Rajkumar Santoshi
शॉर्ट फिल्म ” रात बाकी बात बाक़ी ” की स्पेशल स्क्रीनिंग पर आये जॅकी श्रॉफ और राजकुमार संतोषी  इन दिनों बॉलीवुड स्टार्स का शॉर्ट फ़िल्मो में अभिनय को लेकर विशेष रूचि देखने को मिल रही है। इस वर्ष शार्ट फिल्म कैटेगरी में फिल्म फ़ेयर अवार्ड्स के लिए नॉमिनेट फ़िल्म “रात बाकी बात बाक़ी” की स्पेशल स्क्रीनिंग मुंबई में आयोजित की गयी इस अवसर पर मुख्य अतिथि निर्देशक राजकुमार संतोषी , अभिनेता जैकी श्रॉफ़ और निर्देशक दिव्यांश पंडित अपनी पूरी टीम के साथ उपस्थित रहे.  अपनी दसवीं शार्ट फिल्म में अभिनेता जैकी श्रॉफ़ के अभिनय और युवा निर्देशक दिव्यांश पंडित के निर्देशन को दर्शकों का बहुत उम्दा प्रतिसाद मिला। “रात बाकी बात बाक़ी”  में जैकी श्रॉफ़ के साथ शुभांगी लाटकर , अक्षय नलावड़े , भावशील सिंह साहनी , सेमल भट्ट और रोहित लाम्बा प्रमुख क़िरदारों नज़र आयेंगे।  वाइल्ड़ बफ़ेलो बैनर्स के तले निर्मित फिल्म  का निर्माण आरुषि पंडित और चेष्टा  पंडित ने किया है।  फ़िल्म की कहानी आयुष गौर और दिव्यांश पंडित ने लिखी है फिल्म का बैकग्राऊंड सँगीत सेमल और निखिल ने तैयार किया है।  फिल्म के गीत सेमल भट्ट ने लिखा है और इसे गौरव भान ने गाया है। सरफराज अली हसन खान फिल्म के सिनेमाटोग्राफर और शुभांकर जाधव एडिटर है।     “रात बाकी बात बाक़ी” एक लाइट कॉमेडी इमोशनल ड्रामा फिल्म है फ़िल्म में एक अधेड़ उम्र  के प्रकाश मल्होत्रा   (जैकी श्रॉफ़ ) अपने चार युवा दोस्तों को जिंदगी के कुछ अनुभवों के बारे में बताते है चार युवा  एक ही समाज में अलग अलग समस्याओं का सामना कर रहे है।  एक शहीद के पिता के रूप में जैकी श्रॉफ़ अपने क़िरदार को बहुत ही संजीदगी के साथ परदे पर निभाते है उनके क़िरदार के कई और रंग है उस रात सब अपनी कहानी , सीक्रेट्स को साझा करते है। प्रकाश मल्होत्रा (जैकी श्रॉफ़)  की कहानी में बड़ा सीक्रेट है और साथ ही कुछ ऐसा जो चारों दोस्तों की सोच को हमेशा के लिए बदल देगा। इस अवसर पर निर्देशक दिव्यांश पंडित ने कहाकि ” फिल्म के लेख़क आयुष ग़ौर ने फिल्म का  बेसिक आयडिया बताया, मैं कहानी से बहुत प्रभावित हुआ फिर हम दोनों ने मिलकर इस कहानी को डेवलप किया और जग्गू दादा को सुनाया।  हमारे लिए सबसे बड़ी सफ़लता का क्षण था जब दादा ने कहाकि की वह इस फिल्म के लिए तैयार है।  तीन दिन की शूटिंग में हम सब दोस्त  बन गयी।  फिल्म में जग्गू दादा के कई सुझाव हम सब को बहुत अच्छे लगे। दर्शक जैकी श्रॉफ़ को एकदम नए किरदार में देखेंगे। फिल्म रात बाकी बात बाकी के कई दृश्य में आप हँसते है तो कई दृश्य में आप इमोशनल हो जाते है। इस अवसर पर अभिनेता जैकी श्रॉफ़ कहाकि ” शार्ट फ़िल्मों में एक अलग तरह का टैलेंट होता है थोड़े से समय में बड़ी बात कहनी होतीं है दिव्यांश और उनकी पूरी टीम बहुत ही प्रतिभाशाली है मैं इन दिनों लगातार शार्ट फिल्मे कर रहा हूँ यह मेरी दसवीं शार्ट फिल्म है विशेष तौर से युवा फ़िल्ममेकर्स शार्ट फ़िल्मों के जरिये बहुत अच्छा काम कर रहे है  मुझे भी युवा  पीढ़ी से काफी कुछ नया सीखने को मिलता है  “रात बाकी बात बाकी” आज के युवाओं पीढ़ी को जिंदगी और रिश्तों को समझने का एक नया नजरिया देती है । छायाकार : रमाकांत मुंडे...
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