The Equation

Maila’s world is falling apart as she tries desperately to solve a complex equation.

  • Sai Kesavamatham
  • Sai Kesavamatham
  • Sai Kesavamatham
  • Alexandra Rodriguez
    Key Cast
  • Curie
    Key Cast
    "Ana Rodriguez"
  • Meliva
    Key Cast
    "Jeanique Joyo"
  • Dr. Nicolaus
    Key Cast
    "Christian Vielma"
  • Nitin
    Set Assistance
  • Maya Palem
    Set Assistance
  • Sai Kesavamatham
  • Sai Kesavamatham
  • Sai Kesavamatham
  • Waves and PiXels Films
  • Sai Kesavamatham
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  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 22, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    400 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Distribution Information
  • Sai Kesavamatham
    Country: United States
Director Biography - Sai Kesavamatham

I have always been drawn to the art of story telling. I believe story telling is part of the human genetic code. My first memories are of me narrating stories to friends and family as a five year old kid, growing up in the by-lanes of a small town in rural India. I grew up watching neighborhood theater artists perform live and remember being in awe of the playwrights and with the whole craft of theater production. This gradually turned into a passion of film making, with me devouring tons of books on the craft and watching gazillion movies from all corners of the world. While I could not make it my profession, due to missed opportunities, I have never lost love for films and film making.

Finally, in 2018, I decided to take a plunge and turn my dormant knowledge into a tangible product. I gathered a group of friends and family and shot my first short film in 3 days with a crew of 3. Since then, I created multiple short films of various lengths with various friends and colleagues who were kind enough to indulge me in my efforts.

I revel in all aspects of film making and most of my films have me donning multiple hats - writing, editing, VFX, camera and of course my favorite part - the direction. More recently, I have been dabbling in music as well and thoroughly enjoying it.

You can check my work by following the youtube link under my profile. More films in the pipeline.

Enjoy the world of cinema.

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Director Statement

The Equation is a very low budget short film, just under five minutes as per the rules, made for Filmic Pro worldwide competition. It has been shot entirely on iPhone X using Filmic Pro, with a team size of 7, that includes four cast members and 3 crew members.

The story of the film is something that can happen to anyone. But I wanted to show it through the eyes of a teenager. The anxiety of not being able to find a solution to a problem is something that can happen to most of us.

Having come from a different culture, my past films were more dialogue heavy. And I made a conscious decision to go with minimum dialogues for this short film, depending more on the visuals.

And having to work with all first time actors is always fun and a challenge. But at the end everyone enjoyed the process and I, as a film maker hopefully gained a little more better understanding of the craft and the nuances of film making.

I hope you enjoy the film the same way my team and I enjoyed making the film.

I have used the following gear for this film.
iPhone X
Moment anamorphic lens
Zhiyun crane plus gimbal
Tascom DR-40 for audio
Final Cut Pro X for editing and VFX
Logic Pro X for music