Private Project

Thoughts Out Of Season

The miniature plant pot, the mother, the son and the dusty ceiling fan. Unmasking is poetry is self .

Thoughts Out Of Season is a contemplation of loss and grief as much as it is a search for identity and peace. The film concerns the transformation of an eternally wandering soul and his fragmented understanding of home and motherhood.

  • Sibi Sekar
  • Sibi Sekar
  • Sibi Sekar
    Key Cast
  • Ambika Sekar
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student, Web / New Media, Other
  • Genres:
    Experimental, Drama
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 15, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    15 USD
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  • Shooting Format:
    DIgital, Mobile Camera
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • "Euro Fest" European International Film Festival
    Saint Petersburg
    Russian Federation
    Award Winner
  • FROSTBITE International Indie Fest
    Colorado Springs
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Experimental Film Fest
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Rome Independent Prisma Awards
    Official Selection
  • John Abraham International Short Film Festival
    December 14, 2019
    Indian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Eurasia International Film Festival
    Russian Federation
  • Tagore International Film Festival
    Award Winner
  • Kiarostami Film Festival
    Official Selection
  • Košice International Film Festival
Director Biography - Sibi Sekar

Sibi Sekar was born on April 29th, 1997 in Tamil Nadu, India. He fell in love with cinema at an early age upon viewing the works of directors such as Luis Buñuel and Sergei Parajanov. Sibi began making experimental films and directed his first short films, “Night Train Light On Track “ and “Teal City,” during his postgraduate years. Sibi has since directed, produced & edited one feature film, and approximately ten short films. His work has been screened at over fifteen festivals across four continents. He recently graduated from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras with a master's degree in Humanities and Social Sciences and is currently working on explorative films that are primarily an ascetic representation of resistance. The thematic dispositions of his films concern the symbolic depiction of being, nothingness and the transcendental space.

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Director Statement

"I have no desire to suffer twice, in reality and then in retrospect." One of my favourite quotes. The film presents a space, a home, and the inhabitants of the house, namely the mother, the son, the miniature plant pot and the dusty ceiling fan. The film captures a period of transformation and unmasking of the self through exploration of spaces and objects. James Baldwin said, "Mountain was the book I had to write if I was ever going to write anything else." That is precisely how I feel about my first film, 'Thoughts Out Of Season'. I had to film it if I was ever going to film anything else."