Unable to get over his wife's death, a widower decides to recreate his anniversary date with a prostitute.

  • Ruchir Kulkarni
    The Washroom, Bait(Amish)
  • Ruchir Kulkarni
    The Washroom, Bait(Amish)
  • Ruchir Kulkarni
    The Washroom, Bait(Amish)
  • Tugba ` Erkan
    Key Cast
  • Nethra Gururaj
    Director Of Photography
  • Vedanti Rathod
    1st Assistant Director
  • Shehryar Mir
    Script Supervisor
  • Erik Ausmus
    On-Location Sound Recordist
  • Punali Kumanan
  • Timofei Romanov
    Key Grip
  • Jazmine Martinez
    Production Designer
  • Urmee Saiyaa
  • Austin Okazaki
    Line Producer
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Romance
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 54 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - New York Film Academy, Burbank
Director Biography - Ruchir Kulkarni

Ruchir Kulkarni is a Writer-Director from Pune, India. He has written, directed, and edited two short films. He has also worked on multiple projects in various capacities. From Ad films and Music Videos to Web-Series and documentaries, he has gained work experience in various genres of film and digital media.
Ruchir is an Engineering graduate, who found his calling in filmmaking. He feels liberated communicating through stories and films. That is what gravitated him to filmmaking, in the first place.
Recently, he was awarded and felicitated as one of the "75 Creative Minds of Tomorrow" (Pan India Competition) by the Indian Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, at the 52nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI 2021) Goa.

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Director Statement

When we lose someone we truly love, it leaves a scar on us. That bond, those memories and the companionship makes us cling on to that past, which invariably impacts our present. That feeling of loss somewhere convinces us that, now we don’t have space for love in our life anymore. We shy away from the slightest possibility of encountering it. And even if we do, we try to deny it.

I have seen a person close to me go through the exact same emotions. My grandmother. We lost my grandfather a couple of years back. And now that I think, we also lost a part of her with him. It felt like she was done with life. It took her some time to get used to him not being around. Considering the culture and the society I come from, it's rare to see someone from that age group to find a companion. Even if I strongly feel that she should find someone; I never had the guts to share this thought with her. I have seen her so devoted to my grandfather that, for her the idea of finding a companion in someone else is beyond consideration.

With LATE DATE, I want to capture this essence. What if a man in his youth, felt something similar. With changing world and pacing lives, we have also been quick about our relationships. I don't know if I'm capable of being this invested, dedicated and emotionally available, but this is my attempt to emulate it.