THE LAST DREAM

Veer takes a bite of a pill and finds himself transported in a state of neither being dead nor completely being alive, to top it off Death takes him through time in a bizarre yet heartbreaking adventure.

  • Taskeen Shaikh
    Director
  • Miraya Borah
    Writer
  • Atiya Shaikh
    Producer
  • Swapnnil Ralkar
    Key Cast
  • Divya Sharmaa
    Key Cast
  • Mitansh Lulla
    Key Cast
  • Anuradha Pathak
    Director of Photography
  • Kevin Roy
    Background Score
  • Kanishk Bhoklay
    Sync Sound Engineer
  • Sanil PK
    Sound Designer
  • Prashant Kajale
    Editor
  • Lucky Madhurkar
    Art Director
  • Anshu Gautam
    Make up Artist
  • Sneha Priya
    Costume Designer
  • Somwya Sharma
    Costume Designer
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 25, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    India
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Taskeen Shaikh

Taskeen Shaikh is a resident of Mumbai, India. Taskeen was inspired to become a director after her family friend and fellow director Remo D'souza, who urged her to follow her dreams. She is self motivated and incredibly passionate about her work as a Director. Aside from the filming aspect she explores art in all forms whether it be dancing, sports or even painting to express her emotions.

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Director Statement

This project means a lot to me and to everyone who has struggled with their inner demons. I hope my message through the medium of this film is seen abundantly clear.

My friend Miraya inspired me to begin this project. Coming from a conservative background, especially being born a female, I was swatted away from opportunities that would have been easily handed to my male counterpart, thankfully my best friend urged me to take on a film project regardless of all the drawbacks I encountered.

This project is important to me because it is the first film project that I have ever worked on. It is a stepping stone for the greatness I may encounter in the future and because it is my first brainchild that I have worked on since it’s conception.

I am not the only person who could have told the story but I am the only person who could have told this story because I choose to. I choose to tell this story because it is something that can resonate with anyone who feels lonely or sad because after all the Lord is closest to the brokenhearted. And the brokenhearted should know that they are not alone.

Tim Burton’s movies inspired me to explore dark themes that may seem childlike at first glance. A 3AM thought brought further fuel to the idea when I was watching La La Land and how it shifts from reality to fantasy.

I hope the audience will marvel at the beauty of the shots and that the dialogues hit them with enough impact for them to carry the essence of what made the film possible. I hope that they empathize with the character enough to tug roots at their hard times and make them remember painful times and what got them through.