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An Artist

An artist in the middle of a drowning career is desperate to get some work. Mr.Cherkady mostly a loner had rented an apartment. In a sudden development, he finds some creative work from WHO(world health organization). The offer involved creation of paintings depicting health issues that may arise due to smoking. This offer also demanded that he quit smoking first. Mr.Cherkady, being a chain smoker himself has a challenge in front of him now. He decides to quit smoking while having a last drag before going to bed.

Life is like an unfinished painting. One can decide on something but for that to happen is another phenomenon altogether. It turns out that the cigarette he had smoked the night before wasn’t disposed properly in the ashtray and as a result of that negligence, all his paintings and other infrastructure in his drawing room are burnt to ashes. When he finds out that there isn’t anything left un burnt in his room, the next morning, he is totally disappointed about it. Although he is pushed towards quitting the habit, but his strong addiction makes him think quitting smoking is not the answer. This is how addiction plays with our thought process.

This is a film about dilemma of an artist, who decide to quit his addiction when he gets a project from world Health Organization which demands him to quit but at the end he couldn't. Control your addiction, never let your addiction control you.

  • Nalin Kumar H
  • Nalin Kumar H
  • Nalin Kumar H
  • Prasad Cherkady
    Key Cast
    "Mr. Cherkady"
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 18, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    36 USD
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Director Biography - Nalin Kumar H

Myself Nalin Kumar, my 5 years of journey in theatre and films has seen me acted in 12 plays and over 70 shows with different theatre groups in india. Directed 3 plays, Acted as one of the lead in a kannada feature film which Is under post production, acted in one short films and few concept based videos and experimental short films. worked as AD for a kannada feature art movie . Have Directed a short film post production work is going on.

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Director Statement

I always believed that a Director job is to portray his life experiences through different ways of story telling. in which i chose film making. i got this thought because once i was a chain smoker later i tried hard to quit. but could not. later performing arts helped me to achieve quitting. so i just thought of portray my thought process during that phase of my life. and i tried my best within the budget of what i had.