Private Project

Drum Roles

I am extremely passionate about drumming. My drum teacher (a professional musician), has often told me about how he enjoys playing Western musical styles like jazz, but professionally, is forced to play more popular styles (like Bollywood) in order to make a living. The fact that my teacher always helped me express myself in whatever styles I was fond of, but at the same time wasn’t free to express himself how he wanted to, intrigued me and inspired me to make this film.

In the film, I have shown glimpses of his daily life, exploring the life of a musician in India. However, the focus of the film is split between the life of my teacher and my own introspections on the role that drumming plays in MY life. Thus, the title of the film implies the different ‘roles’ the drums play in both our lives, while also being a play on the popular technique, ‘drum roll,’

  • Avi Anurag
  • Avi Anurag
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    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student
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    17 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 30, 2016
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    0 USD
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Director - Avi Anurag
Director Statement

I am a high school student from Mumbai. As is probably evident from the subject of my film, I am very passionate about drumming. When I am not studying, I can be found playing basketball, taking part in Model United Nations conferences, honing my photography skills, and of course, playing the drums.

This is the first film I have ever made, and the idea behind the film is one that is very close to my heart. I hope you enjoy it!