Mirage

An interesting discussion between a doctor and his patient who seems to be having two minds about things.

  • Sai Kesavamatham
    Director
  • Sai Kesavamatham
    Writer
  • Sai Kesavamatham
    Producer
  • Naveen
    Key Cast
    "Doctor"
  • Sai Kesavamatham
    Key Cast
    "Patient"
  • Sai Kesavamatham
    Camera
  • Waves and PiXels Films
    Banner
  • Sai Kesavamatham
    Editor
  • Sai Kesavamatham
    Music
  • Maya Palem
    Production Assistance
  • Sai Kesavamatham
    Screenplay
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 29 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 30, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Sai Kesavamatham

I have always been drawn to the art of story telling. 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

Mirage is my very first film. After years of dabbling in film books and films, I finally decided to jump into film making. The idea came during a discussion with a friend when I started talking about brain and regions of brain. And I developed my idea into a screenplay.

Looking back I could have made it more effective by making it with in 4 minutes. Either way I am happy I made this film as this gave me the confidence.

I shot in my living room with a friend and as I could not find a second actor I also acted one of the two characters, apart from handing the camera and editing.

I also came up with 5 musical notes for the background score and played it at different tempos during the emotional beats.

Maya Palem's help immensely helped me during pre and post production.

Hope you enjoy the film.