Private Project

RIPTIDE (Work in progress)

Set in a retro atmosphere, Riptide is a story told in three chapers.Suku and Charlie are lovers living in a college hostel room, living a life drowned in love, literature and music, nearing the end of their college life. A life threatening disease forces Suku to leave the hostel for treatment. In a near death experience, Suku has a vision of Charlie screaming in pain. A healthy Suku comes back to the hostel only to find a traumatised Charlie reading a never ending novel , blood stains on the wall and a never ending love song which keeps playing repeatedly on the radio.

  • Afrad Vk
    My Other Side
  • Afrad Vk
  • Swalah Rahman
    Key Cast
  • Farry Hind
    Key Cast
  • Abhijith Suresh
  • Yasir Mohammed
    Associate Director
  • Sahla PT
    Associate Director
  • Project Type:
    Feature, Short
  • Runtime:
    56 minutes 54 seconds
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - MediaOne Academy Of Communication
  • MediaOne Academy Film Festival
    February 18, 2023
    Kerala Premiere
    Best Film
Director Biography - Afrad Vk

Freshly graduated in visual communication diploma with an accolade for best student from a media house in Kerala, India, I (Afrad Vk) is an aspiring filmmaker hailing from Kerala. Currently working as creative director in a learning app only for meeting expenses, my heart is always for making film. Before Riptide I have edited and directed a music video, shot several video stories for major media houses in Kerala and wrote stories and articles for magazines. Riptide is my debut feature film or short film ( considering the time length ) did as a part of the diploma film project. The film was premiered in MediaOne Academy Film Festival (MAFF) and won the best film award and critcal acclaim from the jury.

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Director Statement

Riptide is a diploma film project made by students on a no budget scheme. All the technicians and actors have worked in the film with no monetary values but only for the pure love of cinema. Riptide was a film that got grown in process and became a feature length. As mentioned above, the film has no producers and the file submitted is a work in progress with major works to be done in colour correction, sound design and music. The cast and crew of the film is actively looking for the means to find funding to complete the film as soon as possible. Riptide is a work of pure non comprising, dedication, hardwork and experimenting on the way of storytelling in contemporary Indian cinema.

This note is not written as form of escapism but as a confession of our limitations.