This award submission is for a video that tells the story of a dedicated employee who gets laid off after working for the same company for a decade. The 40-year-old breadwinner struggles to find direction and meaning in his life after losing his job. Through his emotional journey, viewers learn valuable lessons about balancing work and personal life and cherishing what truly matters. This heart-wrenching video is a must-see for anyone who wants to understand the harsh realities of corporate life.

  • Sudhir Ravindranathan
  • Sudhir Ravindranathan
  • Sudhir Ravindranathan
  • Sudhir Ravindranathan
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  • Ashwath Naganathan
  • Jane Louis
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    22 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 20, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    400 USD
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    English, Tamil
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Director Biography - Sudhir Ravindranathan

Sudhir is a working professional who has always been passionate about filmmaking. Despite pursuing a career in the IT industry, Sudhir took a course in film editing and began making short films. In April 2020, he and his friend started a Facebook page and YouTube channel called Certified Rascals, which gained a large following for its humorous take on corporate happenings.

Sudhir's short film Society (OOR VAAI) won several awards and official selections, including
1) Best Script & Screenplay at the Chambal International Film Festival and 2) Best Indian Short Film at the Cosmo Film Festival in 2022.
Official Selection at
a) 13th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival -23
b) First time Film maker Sessions - Hosted by Lift Off Global Network 2022
c) Lift Off Film maker Sessions - hosted by Lift Off Global Network 2022
d) One Earth Awards &
e) Pune Short film festival 2022

He also acted in a mainstream Tamil movie, Valimai, alongside renowned actor AJith Kumar, and has acted in other mainstream movies as well.

Sudhir wrote, directed, and acted in a web series called Navarathri, which received positive reviews from viewers. He also starred in and was the associate director for the full-length feature film French Town, which received great reception from audiences in Chennai, Coimbatore, and Singapore.

Overall, Sudhir's passion for filmmaking and dedication to his craft have earned him recognition and success in the industry.

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Director Statement

From my earliest school days, I knew that writing and acting were my passions. As I watched more and more movies, I felt a burning desire to become a writer-director, to create stories that had never been told before, and to explore new perspectives and genres.

As a director, I believe that working with the right technicians and artists is essential to achieving the best possible results. For me, the process of filmmaking is one of the most enjoyable experiences - from writing and shot division, to casting, pre-production, shooting, and post-production. At each stage, the creation comes to life in a new and exciting way.

Ultimately, my goal as a director is to deliver high-quality work that my audience can rely on. I want them to have confidence in my ability to produce films that are both entertaining and thought-provoking, and that leave a lasting impact.