For Death with Love

This story revolves around a person with psychotic disorder, bizarre thoughts and actions who has been quarantined in his room for medication.He is suffering from Cotard Delusion or Walking Corpse Syndrome. He has lot of false delusions, the most prominent one is that he thinks he is dead or doesn't exist and someone is trailing him under his bed.

  • Anshul Pal
  • Anshul Pal
  • Diksha Pal
  • Abhishek Pal
  • Anshul Pal
  • Krisha Sharma
    Executive Producer
  • Aditya Singh Ujjawal
    Director of Photography
  • Atharva Shrivastava
    Assistant Director
  • Krisha Sharma
  • Vedant Singh Bhadoriya
    Camera Operator
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Thriller, Horror, Mind-bending
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 30, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Prestige Institute of Management
Director Biography - Anshul Pal

Well known in his city for his Complex and Experimental short films which he calls it as Vignettes, Anshul Pal is an enthusiast Filmmaker and Screenwriter was born on March 14, 2002 in Indore, India. He has won a State Level 48 hrs Short Film Competition in 2019 for his film "Moms Meal". He has recently won National Level Award(Indian Film House) for a Short Film "The Dead Society".

At the age of 6, Pal watched his first movie "Iron Man" in Big Screen, and from that day his curosity and respect became deeper and sincere for the magic of movies and celluloid. He started making short films from 2018 after reading a lots of books and screenplays of Syd Field, David Mamet, Christopher Nolan, Aaron Sorkin and more.

Anshul currently resides in Indore, India and plans to move to Canada in 2022 for pursing his Masters in Film with the support of his mother (Diksha Pal) who is a foreign education consultant for 14 years , and aspires to be part of the thing he loved for as long he can remember, Hollywood.

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Director Statement

"I strongly believe that Independent films are the most powerful language of Cinema since, it has absolute creative freedom to show a filmmaker's vision with utmost authenticity"
- Anshul Pal

I have worked on couple of shorts however, this one film has and will always have a visceral feeling in my heart. I wrote the screenplay of "For Death with Love" with a working title "The Lunatic" in fall 2019. After getting a lot of unmade shorts and plans since I couldn't get the budget for the Ideas. I decided to take a challenge of making this short film only in my room. I chose to Independently Finance this film with support of my parents and friends because I needed creative freedom to do whatever I desire with this project, with a great energy, credence and big dreams, I and my team began filming the project in 2020 but, because of not having adequate workforce and resources to channelize what I actually have put on the page we had to stop the production of the film in January 2020. After a while I and my team began to roll with the punches and start planning production dates again, but within few days COVID-19 struck the whole world by storm which ceased most of the acclaimed film festivals I was targeting for. In all that convolution we didn't loose hope and shot the film in 2020. As I needed the money for Post Production I started working on Job during the COVID time so that I can save some money and buy a decent video editing machine. I bought a Mac in 2021 and started editing with the ideology of getting as precise cuts as possible because, in my opinion transitions are some or the other way a compromise for the film and if you can nail the cuts, you can create the magic that people hope for. I edited 5 hours daily to get the project made on deadline and now I finally feel confident enough to share my vignette at your festival.

Concluding the statement, I am a big believer in communal experience. I think this makes us humans. You can shoot a film with a camera of the size of a golfball and still be able to show it to a group of people and if I am able to achieve this I consider that will be the success for me and my team for this project and future. I am grateful as well as respectful for you and your festival for celebrating the magic of cinema.