Private Project

New Heaven

“New Heaven” is about a middle-aged woman who is struggling to come to terms with ageing and mortality. The film explores how she finds fulfilment while dealing with the memories of her younger days. The story shows the protagonist’s struggles, conflict, and journey towards getting her self-worth back.

  • Swati Chugh
  • Swati Chugh
  • Swati Chugh
  • Lady Jane Samson
    Key Cast
  • Omega Melhem
    Key Cast
  • Jialu Liu
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 26, 2019
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  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Swati Chugh

Director Swati Chugh is an MBA in marketing and is working in a prestigious IT MNC as Sr Manager. She has 12 years of Corporate experience in Operations, Finance, HR, Strategy and Innovation. She has been pursuing filmmaking along with her corporate job. She studied film making at Barry John Acting Studio, New Delhi and made 3 short films as part of the course. She further went on to study film making at New York Film Academy at Los Angeles, USA and made 3 short films there. Her film "New Heaven" has won 7 awards and 18 accolades at Film Festivals in 10 countries so far - India, USA, Canada, Russia, Italy, Bhutan, Venezuela, Germany, Nepal. New York Film Academy has also written a blog on Director's success. Sharing the link here:

Below are the details of awards so far:
Best Silent Film – Crownwood International Film Festival, India
Best Silent Film – Druk International Film Festival, Bhutan
Best Silent Film - Calcutta International Cult Film Festival, India
Best Silent Film - Mahulwoods International Film Festival, India
Best Super Short Film – Five Continents International Film Festival, Venezuela
Special Mention Editing Short Film – Five Continents International Film Festival, Venezuela
Honourable Mention – Berlin Flash Film Festival, Germany
Finalist - Eurasia International Monthly Film Festival, Russia
Finalist - Cult Critic Movie Awards, India
Semifinalist for Best Writer – AltFF Alternative Film Festival, Canada
Semifinalist for Best Actress – AltFF Alternative Film Festival Canada
Semifinalist - Student Film - Los Angeles Cinefest
Official Selection - Rome Independent Prisma Awards, Italy
Official Selection – Florence Film Awards, Italy
Official Selection – CKF International Film Festival, UK
Official Selection - 2nd Nepal Cultural International Film Festival, Nepal
Official Selection - 4th International Short Film Festival Pune, India
Official Selection - White Unicorn International Film Festival, India

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Director Statement

As a filmmaker, I want to tell stories that bring hope and inspiration to the audience. If I manage to touch hearts and inspire people to view things differently, I believe my purpose is met.