RAIN

A desperate farmer on the verge of suicide waits for it to rain...

"Skillfully Directed" • "Intense" • "Powerful" • "Spectacular" • "Touching"

-- Nami Melumad, Festigious L.A.

"Stunningly Shot" • "Marvellously Written" • "Magical"

-- Martyn Crucefix (Winner of Eric Gregory Award and Hawthornden Fellowship)

Winner of 5 Awards:

• BEST DRAMA – Festigious L.A.
• PLATINUM AWARD – L.A. Shorts Awards
• AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – Accolade Global Competition
• AWARD OF EXCELLENC – Best Shorts Competition
• AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – Global Shorts L.A.

STARRING: Yashpal Sharma (Oscar-nominated 'Lagaan') • Bittu Bajwa ('Dangal') • Veer Samra

  • Simran Sidhu
    Director
    Untouchable, Shadow Walker, Termination
  • Simran Sidhu
    Writer
    Untouchable, Shadow Walker, Termination
  • Simran Sidhu
    Producer
    Untouchable, Shadow Walker, Termination
  • Chanan Singh Sidhu
    Producer
    Untouchable, Shadow Walker, Termination
  • Gurpreet Baba & Teamwork Filmz
    Producer
  • Bittu Bajwa
    Key Cast
    Dangal
  • Yashpal Sharma
    Key Cast
    Lagaan
  • Veer Samra
    Key Cast
  • Anil Dhanda
    Director of Photography
  • Vishal Singh
    Camera Operator & Gaffer
  • Chitra Pawar
    Assistant Camera & Gaffer
  • Deep Longowalia
    Art Director
  • Shakti
    Costume Designer
  • Bablu
    Dress Man
  • Jimmy Gill
    Makeup
  • Aakash
    Makeup
  • Harish Gargi
    Assistant Directors
  • Jagpreet Khokhar
    Assistant Directors
  • Paramjit Ghuman
    Assistant Directors
  • Rakesh
    Location Recordist
  • Jaime Estrada-Torres
    Editor & Post-Supervisor
  • Manos Ioannou
    Assistant Editor
  • Michael Stirling
    Colour Grader
  • Elwin Hendrijanto
    Music Composer
  • Jesslyn Juniata
    Music Production Assistant
  • Yasashi Evelyn Pangaribuan
    Vocal
  • Octavia Verdana
    Recording Engineer
  • Pranja Murdana
    Recording Supervisor
  • Roland Heap
    Post Sound Designer
  • Marc Specter
    Dialogue Editor
  • Simon Haupt
    Sound Effects Editor
  • Karonlina Jedrezejczyk
    Foley Artist
  • Jamie Gamache
    Foley Recordist
  • Roland Heap
    Sound Re-Recording Mixer
  • Amrinder Singh Sandhu
    Location Scout
  • Bhupinder Singh Sandhu
    Location Scout
  • Marius Budu
    Poster Artist
  • Rebekah Louisa Smith
    Representative
  • Victoria Gravenstede
    Representative
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Shooting Format:
    RED Epic
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • International Film Festival South Asia
    Toronto
    Canada
    May 14, 2017
    World Premiere
  • Festigious International Film Festival Los Angeles
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Best Drama
  • L.A. Shorts Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Platinum Award
  • Accolade Global Film Competition
    San Diego
    United States
    Award of Excellence
  • Best Shorts Competition
    San Diego
    United Kingdom
    AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
  • Global Shorts L.A.
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Award of Excellence
Director Biography - Simran Sidhu

Graduate of The London Film School's MA Filmmaking programme, Simran Sidhu's films have been described as "intense, raw and affecting" by BAFTA nominee Richard Kwietniowski.

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Director Statement

“Air is the Guru. Water the Father. The Great Earth is our Mother.” -- Guru Nanak (Japji, Epilogue)

‘RAIN’ is the story of a nameless Punjabi farmer whose manhood (“mardaangi”) is undermined by circumstances that seem increasingly impossible for him to overcome.

The farmer is a symbol of Punjab – a people whose once-legendary sense of dignity and capacity for noble sacrifice has been eroded to the point of desperation.

My intention with this film is to present possible solutions, and to say that the Punjabi spirit – while weary – is too powerful to destroy.