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  • Jayjit DasGupta
    Sweet Treat, Lamb for Two, Nonesuch
  • Jayjit DasGupta
    Sweet Treat, Lamb for Two, Nonesuch
  • Jayjit DasGupta
    Sweet Treat, Lamb for Two, Nonesuch, The Veil, The Right Moves, Argentum, I Ate Your Date, So F**king Happy for You
  • Nakia Secrest
    Key Cast
  • Abe Jallad
    Key Cast
  • Chantal Nchako
    Key Cast
  • Katherine Sweetman
    Lost and Found
  • Jayjit DasGupta
    Sound Designer
  • Travis Misenti
    Sound Designer
  • Brandon Gadow
    VFX Supervisor & Artist
  • Nami Melumad
  • Peter Bawiec
    Sound Mixer
  • Stephen Flick
    Sound Supervisor
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Horror, Thriller, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Family, Minority Film
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 4, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Jayjit DasGupta

Native Nashvillian. College in Washington, DC. Medical School in Memphis, TN. Post-medical life in New Orleans. Jayjit DasGupta is a Bengali filmmaker who is very much a product of the Indian Southern hybrid upbringing.

Growing up around his father’s passion for photography and his mother's love for writing poetry, Jayjit DasGupta, naturally started out pursuing the art of writing and photography. He felt an inherent desire to synthesize his love of photography and writing into the alchemical form of film.

He entered the world of the theater as an actor and a director. Subsequently, he rose to the ranks of Artistic Director and Executive Producer of the Generic Theatre Co. in Washington DC. In 2001, he was awarded the Lannan Fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library for his writing. He also studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, England.

Jayjit took a hiatus from the world of the arts and went into medicine for over a decade studying at University of Tennessee and training in cardiothoracic transplant at University of Pennsylvania. He served on the Heart & Lung Transplant team at Vanderbilt University.

Jayjit returned to the world of art and film as a MFA candidate in Production at USC School of Cinematic Arts.

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Director Statement

“What is the bridge from the water’s edge of inspiration to the far shore of accomplishment?” The search for this answer epitomizes my decision to leave the world of medicine to pursue self-actualization through the medium of film.

Years ago, when I first watched David Lean's "Lawrence of Arabia" and Satyajit Ray's "The Apu Trilogy", something changed deep inside me. I knew then I would never be happy till I made my first film.

My journey to film has been long and winding. Film is the home I have always sought.

RESTORE is a proof of concept/student short for a much larger project called The Crescent City Chronicles. As such, it can be viewed as a chapter residing in the larger work. This film blends together my history in medicine, my Southern upbringing in Nashville and my love for New Orleans.

RESTORE is the story of being not able to deny who we are on the inside. It is about mothers and daughters. About evil that is masked.

RESTORE is the story of a Voodoo Queen whose daughter is murdered by a serial killer.