Private Project


Film tells a story of friendship and bringing home a lost friend from a kid's perspective set in an animated style, colorful and vibrant Indian neighborhood.

  • Sagar Funde
  • Sagar Funde
  • Sagar Funde
  • Chantu and Bantu
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
    Adventure, Drama, Cartoon, Animation
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 18, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
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Director Biography - Sagar Funde

Hi I am Sagar Funde, Animator by Profession and Storyteller by Passion. I have been working in VFX industry from last 11 years in companies like WETA DIGITAL and RHYTHM AND HUES STUDIOS and credited as an Animator in several Critically Acclaimed and Blockbuster movies like LIFE OF PI, NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM, WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, ALTA : BATTLE ANGEL, BFG etc. In my spare time i also come up with my own short films which gives a great joy.

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Director Statement

Bringing the childhood memories and the neighbourhood I grew up into life in animated style and then sharing it with people who had the same experiences, is the biggest inspiration for the film…I was recalling the childhood memories of kite flying, the kite battles with friends, chasing kites on street, visiting kite shops, even sometimes crafting my own kite and thread and so on. The visual became so strong in my mind that I couldn’t stop myself from making this film.
The film Highly represents day to day Indian culture and guarantees that the Indian Audience will connect deeply with the places and events in the film. The International Audience will see this kind of Indian settings first time and People who have travel to India before will definitely find it familiar. The film is majorly targeted towards the Young audience as well as still Young at heart people so my entree is going to be a very special part of this Grand Festival.