Private Project

Fool's Mate

Moment, a brief period of time, a point in our life when we are urged or forced to make a decision, or when we experience something that fundamentally changes us. Our past is a collective sum of infinite such moments. Such scattered moments in our memory create endless paths. Our life values and principles are often based on the decisions we take in such life experiences. These values or principles may be right or wrong in someone else's book but they are ours and they truly define who we are. We have solid reasons why we choose to be ethical and we may tend to hold such values for life time. Sometimes when we look back we realize that we have some shaky moments in our life too. We were barking up the wrong tree, we may not speak about it openly but we may always have guilt in our mind.

This short film is an attempt to describe a shaky moment or ethical collapsed moment using an experience in the life of the protagonist. He experiences an incident in his life that leads him on a path which allows him revisit this shaky moment once again.

  • Digambar Patil
  • Digambar Patil
  • Sharayu Kulkarni
  • Dr. Sharad Bhuthadiya
    Key Cast
    "Old Man"
  • Shreepadma kulkarni
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    drama, Suspense, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 13, 2019
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital ( Blue Ray Full HD )
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • 4th Indapur National Film Festival INSFF 2020
    March 3, 2020
    Official Selection
  • National Documentary Short Film Festival Thrissur NDSF 2020
    March 6, 2020
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Digambar Patil

Digambar Patil has been working in Marathi experimental theater since 2013. Till date He had directed 6 theater Plays and work as an actor in more than 10 plays.

After attending Filmmaker Umesh Kulkarni's Film Making Workshop he wrote & directed his First short film "Fool's Mate".

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Director Statement

The movie revolves around the protagonist struggle to deal with the decisions he's made in the heat of the moment. Where the decisions are driven not by his conscience but truly by the moment. The film makes a humble attempt to visualize how the protagonist deals with such tender situations which could decide his course of actions or reactions. These moments chisel his personality or his nature. And these collective moments sum up his life. In this movie we try to bring the light to such unnoticed events in one's life where if enough thought is given we'll know the person. We have used a non-linear structure to narrate through the story. This is what made it more challenging. And personally this film has made me re-examine my own life. Writing and directing this film has made me think about the unspoken and hidden moments of my own life too.