Freddy Samuels, a musician is looking forward to moving to Paris where he believes his fortune lies. Being a victim of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Freddy encounters frequent nightmares coupled with periodic waves of dream-reality conflicts. He feels insecure exploring some photographs of his girlfriend Samanta Mentas with an unknown guy. On that night, a deeply disturbed Freddy while sleeping, slips into four layers of dreams one after another and he murders Samanta in the first layer of dream. And in the other layers, he struggles to confirm and reconfirm whether her murder was a dream or reality. Next morning, Freddy wakes up from his dream totally confused about Samanta’s murder. Soon he discovers something unexpected.

  • Rishy Nirmalan
  • Rishy Nirmalan
  • Anusha Parayil (CANARY DIARIES)
  • Rajeev Sahore
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Psycho Thriller, mystery
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 6, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
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    Digital (Full HD)
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Director Biography - Rishy Nirmalan

• Name : Rishy Nirmalan
• Nationality : Indian
• Date of Birth : 30/04/1989
• Email :
• Works as an Assistant Professor in History at Sree Narayana College, Cherthala, Kerala.
• Immensely passionate about screenplay writing and film making.
• Completed a short term course in Digital Film Making from L.V.Prasad Film and TV Academy, Thiruvananthapuram.
• Completed a short term course in script writing from
• SAMANTA is the debut film (non feature)as a director.
• Completed the scripts for three English short films.
• Completed the screenplay for an English Web Series(Season 1)
• The script for a Hollywood Feature Film is progressing.
• Fellow member of Screenwriters Association,Mumbai.
• Basic member of International Screenwriter Association.

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Director Statement

SAMANTA is my debut film (non feature) as a writer and director. It is an attempt to tell an intriguing story having deep layers and that too within the confines of a small space and with minimal characters.