The Real Picture!

"The Real Picture!" is a 6.5 min short film by a 15-year-old independent filmmaker, Shaunak Surlu from Singapore. Shaunak is a 9th grader who has developed a keen interest in filmmaking and has made this film in a total of 8 hours from conceptualization to storyboarding to the actual shoot within 3 hrs to final editing.

This film is the tale of a 6-year-old boy, Ruhaan who is home alone. As Ruhaan's mum is talking to him on the phone, he happens to go & open the door to a stranger despite his mum trying to warn him against doing so.

What follows is a series of unexpected events that one would never expect. What destiny holds for Ruhaan is what the film is all about.

Presenting, the film - "THE REAL PICTURE!"

  • Shaunak Surlu
    Director
  • Shaunak Surlu
    Writer
  • Singapore American School - Filmmaking Division (Equipment providers)
    Producer
  • Ruhaan Gori
    Key Cast
    "Ruhaan"
  • Shalmalee Vaidya
    Key Cast
    "Ruhaan's mum"
  • Rachita Arke
    Key Cast
    "The Stranger"
  • Shaunak Surlu
    Cinematography
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Suspense, Thriller, Kids, Student Film, Kids Film, Children's film, Made by kids, Short film, Independent film, Made in Singapore, Singapore Film, 8 hour project, Singapore kids film, English Short film
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 29, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Singapore
  • Country of Filming:
    Singapore
  • Language:
    English
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Singapore American School
Director Biography - Shaunak Surlu

Shaunak is a 15-year-old independent student filmmaker, from Singapore. He is a 9th grader who has developed a keen interest in filmmaking and has chosen Filmmaking as an elective in High School.

He wishes to make simple yet impactful films that give out a social message.

In a highly competitive, technically advanced and fast paced world, Shaunak hopes to touch upon heartwarming stories of relationships and the power of positivity

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Director Statement

LIFE IS WHAT WE MAKE OUT OF IT!