Synopsis :
In a world where extraterrestrial beings have taken everything from him, a young orphaned boy discovers solace when he crosses paths with a similarly afflicted girl.

Film Trivia :
Story crafted by a 7-year-old with assistance in direction.
Filmmaker originally from India, now residing in the US in Texas.
Actor/Actress born in the USA, adding a local touch.
Captivating music composed by Lua from Brazil.
Eye-catching poster designed by talented Dream Light Visual from the Philippines.
A true international collaboration.

Camera & Editing :
Shot on iPhone using native camera app & action movie app
Edited on iPad using VN App & Final Cut Pro App

Interesting Fact :
Taken works as an individual film for wider audience to watch and enjoy.
But there is a little secret. Everyone has a past, present and future!
This film is the part 3/finale in the "Taken" series (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3/Finale)
If you are interested in Bruno's past, present and future, then I recommend watching in this order
Taken Part 1 ("Taken" Series) : https://youtube.com/shorts/bLfonXxQscs
Taken Part 2 ("Taken" Series) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJ6dMMCAavM
Taken Part 3/Finale ("Taken" Series) : This film (https://filmfreeway.com/Taken699)

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  • Prakash Gandhi Natarajan (Dhara Visual)
  • Prakash Gandhi Natarajan (Dhara Visual)
  • Pranav Thakral
    Key Cast
  • Juliette Mohsin
    Key Cast
  • Pranav Thakral
    Assistant Director
  • Nikita Talwar
    Production Assistant
  • Nikita Talwar
    Production Assistant
  • Prakash Gandhi Natarajan (Dhara Visual)
  • Prakash Gandhi Natarajan (Dhara Visual)
    Executive Producer
  • Prakash Gandhi Natarajan (Dhara Visual)
  • Pranav Thakral
  • Prakash Gandhi Natarajan (Dhara Visual)
  • Lua Brito
    Music Composer
  • Dream Light Visual
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 15, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Prakash Gandhi Natarajan (Dhara Visual)

Prakash Gandhi Natarajan was born in one of the former colonies of French India : Pondicherry, India
He grew up in a small town called Mayiladuthurai. He has an elder brother who has settled down in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India with his wife and two daughters and his Parents still living in Mayiladuthurai, Tamil Nadu, India.

After getting a Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology from Sastra University, Tanjore, India
He worked in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India for a year and half and then moved to United States to continue his professional job.

After Spending couple of years in Missouri and New Jersey each, he moved and settled down in Austin, Texas since 2009.

His Dancing career started in 2008 when he started salsa dance school at MDN studio in New Jersey and he continued the same after moving to Austin starting salsa dance school at Go Dance. Also started dancing with local bollywood dance studio "Agni Dance" performing at broadway musicals, shows, etc.

His Film career started in 2013 and has been constantly dancing, modeling and acting in short films, music videos, broad way musicals since then. He also started a mobile production company "Dhara Visual" and has been constantly producing and shooting videos in addition to being infront of the camera.

Still continuing his professional job during the day, he has been pursuing his passion of being a film maker, actor, model and video/photographer during evening and weekends.

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