Dagina (Ornament)

'Dagina' is all about weaving affections, emotions, and relationships by a golden thread of memories that binds generations together.

  • Shoneel Yallattikar
    Strawberry Shake, Aukaat Mein Reh, Coffee? Coffee!, Shukriya
  • Nandini Desai
  • Madhuri Bhosale
  • Neena Kulkarni
    Key Cast
    Breath S01, Photo Prem, Uttarayan, Godavari, Pondicherry, Devi
  • Seema Deshmukh
    Key Cast
    Befaam, Mala Kahich Problem Nahi, TTMM, Sumbaran
  • Ashwini Kasar
    Key Cast
    Picolo, Ek Hota Malin
  • Laukik Joshi
    Strawberry Shake, Aukaat Mein Reh, Shukriya
  • Aditya Raut
    Editor & Creative Associate
  • Nishaad Golambare
    Original Background Score
    Strawberry Shake, Neighbors, Agabai Arechya 2
  • Sai Tambe
    Creative Producer
  • Rohan Shah
    Executive Producer
    AB vs CD
  • Kirti Jangam
  • Rashi Butte
    Sync Sound
  • Zameer Tamboli
    Sound Design
  • Aditya Pednekar
    Assistant Directors
  • Neha Tathe
    Assistant Directors
  • Krish Mehta
    DI Colourist
  • Shanti Mallipuru
    Art Director
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    16 minutes 54 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 24, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    6,500 USD
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    4K Digital
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  • EmVeeBee Media
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Shoneel Yallattikar

Writer Director - Strawberry Shake - Short Film (2020)
Writer Director - Coffee? Coffee! - Short Film (2017)
Writer Director - Duet - Web show (unreleased) 2023
Editor, Creative Director - Soul-Kadhi
Director, Co-producer - Aukaat Mein Reh (Mind Your Limits)

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Director Statement

My name is Shoneel Yallattikar & I'm a 31 y/o independent writer, director, producer working in Mumbai, India. Since the age of 18, I have been passionately directing short films, music videos, advertisements, corporate films, and small documentaries. I have been an assistant & associate director on five feature films, an editor on more than eight projects and have directed my 7 episode (3hour long) web-show that's currently in the acquisition stage.
My journey began with producing short films for my personal storytelling ambitions, and I started developing appreciation for the entire production process. From then on, I was both producer and director. And yet, I'd still call myself a director first, followed by writer, and lastly, as a producer.

Having worked on all the sides, I realized that many financial practices, hierarchies, disorganized contracts, and systematic biases are harming the creative environment on sets. And a set manned by an overworked and dissatisfied crew is also costing the production a lot.
I decided to experiment with my new systems on set while producing my first long-format project, Duet (210 minutes, 7 episodes). With minor structural adjustments and interdepartmental relationship management, we could wrap this in 17 days within the budget of $125,000, without compromising on quality. This was a far better budget outcome than many features happening in my local language at the time.
This was the farthest I could push my experiments in my capacity, but now I wish to refine my ideas and scale my production house toward my dream of putting my culture and stories on an international scale. I determine to create compelling stories with cross-language collaborations, elevating my industry to achieve a pedestal similar to what the Korean and Spanish industries have created for themselves.
We are lucky to live in the time where we have platforms like FilmFreeway where we can connect and reach our stories out the festivals and competitions all over the globe.
I earnestly believe that humanity always wins and it's the sensitive and sensible people around the world who will be helping me realize my dreams.