O' Clock

Caught up in a world which has become a victim of senselessness, an anxiety ridden man is on the verge of insanity. The average activities taking place near the man are not mere routines of the society but that which leave a menacing mark on him. The story explores the pounding psyche of the man in which his reality is blurred with visions as the consequence of the heightened experience he suffers. This fast paced experimental short tries to visualise thoughts and feelings of the man juggling through his dual duty of adhering to societal norms while fighting a monster within.

What is real and what is not? The audience are made to feel abandoned so as to figure out the reality of the situation on their own, which puts them in the shoes of our protagonist. What would you do if the line between fantasy and reality is blurred and all you have to count upon is your own mind? Would you trust yourself? Or would you put it in the hands of the very society that adds to your agony that is existence? Filled with captivating visuals, the film takes its viewer on an ecstatic journey which is an experience in itself.

O’CLOCK is a zero-budget student film shot on an iPhone with no other equipment as such.

  • Tatheer Zehra
  • Areeba Ansari
  • Danish Alam
  • Mumtaz Rehman
  • Danish Alam
    Key Cast
  • Sourav Dey
    Ankahee, Sheher, Aas Paas Ye Doriyaan, Keh Bhi Na Paaye, Tum Se
  • Danish Alam
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 6, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1 USD
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  • Language:
    No Dialogue
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - AJK MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia
Director Biography - Tatheer Zehra, Areeba Ansari, Danish Alam, Mumtaz Rehman

We are M.A. Mass Communication students of AJK MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia.
What brings us together is our love for “creation” and an impulse to just get things done a different way. Although constantly striving to achieve perfection, we never really aim for it. Our main idea.. is to bring our ideas forward in a captivating manner and learn a thing or two while doing so. What better way to do that than by storytelling? From Cave Paintings to IMAX 3D, man has come a long way when it comes to the idea of visual storytelling. We only desire to be a contributing part of this enriching history of mankind’s relationship with stories.

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