Private Project

Oonch Neech

Two next-door neighbors, experiencing grief at different stages of their life come to realize, through their incidental interactions, that they both are answers to each other's problems.

  • Aryaman Prasad
  • Aryaman Prasad
  • Aryaman Prasad
  • Jada Reid
  • Sourab Reddy
  • Tashina Southard
  • Ashe Kazanjian
    Key Cast
    "Zainab Azmi"
  • Saniya Dhawan
    Key Cast
  • Milind Dhaimade
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 19, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    7,078 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Hindi
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Savannah College of Art and Design
Director Biography - Aryaman Prasad

Hi! I'm Aryaman, a filmmaker from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

As a director, my strengths lie in strong leadership, creative visualization, and the ability to efficiently bring a project to life.
Born and raised in New Delhi, I grew up around communities and cultures from different walks of life. With the opportunity to study in Hong Kong, I expanded this experience by living there for a year and traveling across Vietnam and The Philippines, which gave me a wholesome understanding of the culture and practices of South East Asia.

I have been living and filming in the United States for the past three years which has further contributed to my global perspective of storytelling.

My goal is to make narrative films that challenge age-old norms and misconceptions and provide a new perspective on the social issues that we face.

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Director Statement

It's been a year since the world changed forever and this experience has taught us so much. The pandemic has given us time to evaluate our strengths and weaknesses and has helped us with getting a new outlook towards day-to-day circumstances. We started to pay attention to things that we never gave importance to. We realized how we should start cherishing each moment because you never know how quickly things can change.

This story is important to me because it sheds light on introspection, companionship, and sharing grief. We all know what it feels like to be far away from our loved ones, and these adverse and captive times of the pandemic made us appreciate the small moments in our life that we took for granted. But most importantly, the pandemic made us realize that sometimes the answer to our problems is right before us, we just have to let it in. Something that we've been looking for may have been right next to us all this while. So open your eyes and look around you.

Oonch Neech is about those moments of comfort, compassion, and kindness, that bring us together, especially during these challenging times.