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'Human beings are selfish by nature' could not be more true in this heart breaking tale about a family who leaves a loved one behind.

  • Salil Jason Fernandez
  • Salil Jason Fernandez
  • Vandana Sethhi
  • Aadhya Anand
    Key Cast
  • Rajarajeshwari Mahita
    Key Cast
  • Ajay Gehi
    Key Cast
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    2 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
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    English, Hindi
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Director Biography - Salil Jason Fernandez

Salil Jason Fernandez immersed himself into cinema and the arts from a very young age - acting and directing theatre, winning painting and creative writing competitions and creating home movies on his Hi8 Camcorder.

After receiving his BA Mass Media and MA English Literature from the University of Mumbai, he then graduated from London Film School (MA Filmmaking); and now freelance directs advertisements with his unique style and approach. He has worked with clients such as Hindustan Unilever, Nike, Lee Cooper, Flying Machine, Reliance Retail, Godrej Locks, Indomie Noodles, Cornitos, Kurl-On, Metro Shoes, Tresmode, Carlton, JP Morgan, HSBC, DNA, AWFIS, Cinepolis and Dharma Productions.

His narrative fiction projects include the short films "The Mole" which was nominated at IFFI & SIFF and "Khauff" (starring Geetanjali Thapa and Jim Sarbh) which was nominated for the Filmfare Short Film Awards and also a television film titled "Phir Se" (starring Lekha Washington) for Kunal Kohli Productions and MTV. He has directed several music videos including “Ni Soniye” (featuring Juggy D) and the remixed version of “Honge Kamyab” (for the Magic Bus India foundation for children).

Since 2020, he has set up his own writing team where he is developing multiple scripts and bibles. So far he has already been contracted to write a mystery feature film for Vishesh Films (producers Vishesh and Mukesh Bhatt), an action-thriller-comedy for Ad-Labs Films (producers Aarti and Pooja Shetty), an action comedy for Black Knight Productions (producer Saif Ali Khan) and a dark comedy for Entertainment Reimagined (producers Vicky Bahri and Salil Chaturvedi). He is a versatile storyteller whose solid foundation in screenwriting allows for him to take on any genre.

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Director Statement

Salil Jason Fernandez is an ardent animal lover and during the lockdown, he fused his passion as a filmmaker and animal lover by creating and directing the quirky docu-drama ‘The Adventures of Boo-Boo and Cuddly Poo’ (guest starring Shraddha Kapoor, Jim Sarbh, Amrita Puri, Samir Kochhar, Shibani Dandekar, Cyrus Broacha, Maria Goretti Warsi, Sapna Bhavnani, Shaheen Bhatt, Anushka Manchanda, Atul Khatri, Abhishek Upmanyu and Sherry Shroff amongst others). Now, through his latest project ‘Abandonment’ he is pushing the boundaries to raise awareness and convey a message about the poor situation of the voiceless. It is truly a passion driven short film and a labour of love where most of the crew and cast waived their fee.