Have you ever wondered. What happens on the other side, of a simple game of Chess? When you make a move, who is it that makes the other?

One day, Cody Mathews appears in an unknown location with no recollection as to why and how he got there. His only mode of communication is a TV, which claims that the answers to his questions will be revealed as he plays this 'Game of Chess' thats in front of him. Reluctantly, he plays, wins the game a few times too but no answers are revealed. Now, he has had enough and therefore physically tries to escape the location. That is when things take a dark turn, barring him from escaping. After a countless tries, he eventually gives up all hope. But then something clicks. This time, he plays differently. What is different about this time? Are all his questions answered?
Who, what, or where is CODY?

This "Short" will surely change your perspective on how you play Chess...Or rather on how you view Reality!! Wait, are you saying that we too are in a simulation?? Hmmm...that's debatable.

  • Parth Mistry
  • Paarsh Salot
  • Parth Mistry
  • Parth Mistry
  • Paarsh Salot
  • Paarsh Salot
    Key Cast
  • Nikunj Singh
    Director Of Photography
  • Nitya Mehra
    Assitant Director
  • Ritesh Singh
    Assitant Director
  • Nikhil Arora
    Sound Designer
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    6 minutes 24 seconds
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    May 5, 2020
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    200 USD
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Director Biography - Parth Mistry

Parth Mistry is an Engineer turned Filmmaker based out of Mumbai. In his college days he taught himself graphic designing, animation, editing and various other skills that is helping him in his journey as a budding Filmmaker.
After working as a Creative Associate for a production, Parth developed an interest for writing screenplays and ideas and has never stopped since.

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Director Statement

'Cody.exe' was a film that was born during my college days. I used to watch Sci-Fi shows like Orphan Black, Black mirror and very much was fascinated by the tone, the feel and the complexity of these stories.
I always aspired to make something that gave a similar vibe, which currently is quite a niche and under explored in India.