Private Project

Living is Easy

Maria Von Trippenstadt has a lifelong desire. To sing to a large audience. Will it stay on shelf, the dusty stuff of dreams, or take wing and fly? A quirky take on art, the artist and finding an audience.

  • Biju Viswanath
    Marathon, Silent Times, Waves
  • Betsy Burke
  • Christopher Annino
  • Biju Viswanath
    Silent Times, Waves
  • Jeanny Van Davenvoorde
    Key Cast
    "Maria Von Trippenstadt"
  • Kathryn Pophan
    Key Cast
    "Maria's Friend "
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Human Interest
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 7, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    300,000 USD
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  • Student Project:
  • Skepto Film Festival

    February 14, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Festival De Cortometrajes,

    February 6, 2018
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Biju Viswanath

Biju Viswanath is an international Film Director, Director of Photography and Screenwriter.[1] His movies have been screened throughout the world. Viswanath has directed movies in English,Tamil,Italian, Irish, Swahili, Japanese, and Indian languages. His Credits span multiple Genres: Thrillers, Mystery, Horror, Romance and critically acclaimed dramas.

Viswanath's directorial debut A Voyage is based on the works of famous Indian writer M. T. Vasudevan Nair, winner of highest literary award in India Jnanpith. The film won the Gold Medal for Best Short Film in India and Honorable Mention in Zanzibar International Film Festival.[2]

His international English feature film Déjàvu with British actors premiered at the 54th Locarno International Film Festival.

Only two other Indian films have made it to Locarno in its 54-year history, the other being the Oscar-nominated Hindi film Lagaan.[3] Dejavu [1] was screened in 24 international film festivals.

His Urdu film Parwaaz (The Flight) won Special Prize in Patras Film Festival.[4]

Viswanath won two awards for Best Cinematography and Best Screenplay in New York Independent Film Festival [2] for his feature film Marathon (2010) Marathon imdb based on the true story of Pulitzer Prize winning American poet William Morris Meredith, Jr.[4]

Another Feature film "Viola"Viola imdb won Golden palm in the Mexico International Film festival[5]

Swahili short film "The Shadow Tree" won the Special Award in Skepto Film Festival in Italy,[6] Signis Award and Best short Film Award in 2014 at Zanzibar Film Festival,[7] and Special Mention award at the 4th Filmambiente international festival Brazil.[8]

Biju Viswanath's Tamil Feature film "Orange Mittai" is produced and co written by the famous Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi[9]

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