Little Treasures

On an early morning walk in the park, a little girl and her father stumble upon something unexpected.

  • Sai Kesavamatham
  • Sai Kesavamatham
  • Niva
    Key Cast
  • Nitin
    Key Cast
  • Frankie Perrone
  • Waves and PiXels Films
  • Sai Kesavamatham
  • Sai Kesavamatham
  • Sai Kesavamatham
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 21, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    50 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • CMS International Children's Film Festival (CMS ICFF)
    Official selection Short Film
Distribution Information
  • Sai Kesavamatham
    Country: United States
Director Biography - Sai Kesavamatham

I have always been drawn to the art of story telling. I believe story telling is part of the human genetic code. My first memories are of me narrating stories to friends and family as a five year old kid, growing up in the by-lanes of a small town in rural India. I grew up watching neighborhood theater artists perform live and remember being in awe of the playwrights and with the whole craft of theater production. This gradually turned into a passion of film making, with me devouring tons of books on the craft and watching gazillion movies from all corners of the world. While I could not make it my profession, due to missed opportunities, I have never lost love for films and film making.

Finally, in 2018, I decided to take a plunge and turn my dormant knowledge into a tangible product. I gathered a group of friends and family and shot my first short film in 3 days with a crew of 3. Since then, I created multiple short films of various lengths with various friends and colleagues who were kind enough to indulge me in my efforts.

I revel in all aspects of film making and most of my films have me donning multiple hats - writing, editing, VFX, camera and of course my favorite part - the direction. More recently, I have been dabbling in music as well and thoroughly enjoying it.

You can check my work by following the youtube link under my profile. More films in the pipeline.

Enjoy the world of cinema.

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Director Statement

Little Treasures is a story about life's endless surprises and the beauty in its fragility. Life's all about savoring the fleeting but endless moments of joy. In this film, I tried capturing this essence as a day in the life of a father and his young daughter. The idea for this story was inspired from an incident that I encountered in my past on a chilly wintry morning.

I believe that the art of film making is deeply rooted in its visual appeal. Compared to any other media, film making allows one to connect with the audience with a unique technique of visual story telling. For this film, I wanted to take up the challenge of portraying the emotion and conveying the message, purely using the visual medium, with zero dialog.

This is a very low budget short film made under $50, with a running length of under two minutes. It has been shot entirely on iPhone X with Filmic Pro, with a team size of four, that includes two cast members and the music director. I filled in for all other roles including camera, editing, vfx and of course the direction.

For those that are interested, I have used the following gear for this film.
iPhone X
Moment anamorphic lens
Zhiyun crane plus gimbal
Final Cut Pro X for editing and VFX

Hope you enjoy the film!