Experiencing Interruptions?

Break Open

Sometimes self-image can be entrapment for the mind. We draw boundaries to manage the image and get so oblivious in the process of seeking validation of people around us that we digress from the unique path that we are meant to tread through the course of our lives. This leads to bewilderment and disillusionment.
A small step of offloading the weight of carrying this baggage of an image that is a concoction in the most distorted form can lead us to freedom and a sense of fulfillment.
Butterfly Effect is such a fascinating subject. I've tried connecting Butterfly Effect with Existentialism.

  • Subhankar Dutta
  • Subhankar Dutta
  • Subhankar Dutta
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  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 1 second
  • Completion Date:
    September 10, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    4,200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Unreal Engine Fellowship
Director Biography - Subhankar Dutta

Subhankar Dutta a.k.a Shubie, is a Designer, Writer and Director based in London.

Coming from an animation design background his work is always visually rich and extremely cinematic. His beautifully crafted storytelling and keen editorial eye paired with a strong background in Visual Effects struck a chord with creative agencies in India and London.

He has ever since been working with clients such as Castrol, Fed Ex, Maybelline, Lenovo, Samsung, Carlsberg, Nokia, Sony Pictures, Pepsi Co, Cadbury, Honda, British Petroleum, Acer, Mahindra & Mahindra Automobiles, Reliance, Nerolac etc.. He has worked as a Director, Creative Director, Production Designer, VFX Art Director and Animator and brings together a wealth of expertise with which he creates his cinematically driven and visually inventive ideas.

His work as a Production Designer and Animation Director has been appreciated for REHAK a short film in mixed media that has won awards across several film festivals across the world and is now an official entry into the Oscar Qualifying Aspen Film Festival'21 and LA Short Film Festival '21. His love of technology has led him to adopt Virtual Production methods for Real-Time Filmmaking.

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Director Statement

The Butterfly Effect, which is a theory that states, one small action can lead to a larger impact, has always fascinated me.

On the other hand, Existentialism, which is the power one can have to make choices that will shape one's life, is another compelling concept.

I have always noticed how we are often trapped in an illusion based on perceptions about ourselves through the eyes of our friends, people around and our own self. Often, it impedes us from living the life or treading a path that we would like to thereby questioning our existence. I have always believed that The Butterfly Effect is impossible without an existential will. This film is based on a fusion of these 2 concept. I have tried to explore a cinematic route with a surreal approach.