Private Project

What You See

Collaboration between Punjabi musician Parvyn and with Bengali-Australian award winning female director Bina Bhattacharya, What You See is a mysterious journey through illusion, perception, shapeshifting, light and dark, old and new, colourful and monochrome. Filmed in an Indian restaurant in the outer suburbs of Melbourne it pays homage to the strong Punjabi culture which exists in migrant communities.

  • Bina Bhattacharya
    Here Out West, Musings, Wild Dances
  • Gabrielle Pearson
    Majella Productions
  • Parvyn
    Key Cast
    The Bombay Royale
  • Amy Dellar
    indoor fountains
  • Sophia Chowdhury
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Genres:
    World, Pop, Global, Punjabi, Indian, Alternative, cultural
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 2, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 AUD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    English, Hindi
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Online Premiere
    July 2, 2021
Distribution Information
  • Youtube
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Bina Bhattacharya

Bina Bhattacharya is an award-winning filmmaker (Writer/Producer/Director) from Campbelltown in Sydney’s southwest. She is a Writer for the upcoming feature film “Here Out West” about the intersecting lives of Western Sydney’s migrant communities produced by Co-Curious and scheduled for release in 2021.

Bina was awarded Best Screenplay for her short film ‘Musings’ at Sydney’s Made in the West Film Festival, which also screened at the 2018 Melbourne Queer Film Festival. Her 2017 short film ‘Wild Dances’ won the Audience Choice Award at the Made in the West Film Festival as well as screening at festivals in the USA, Ukraine, Germany, Czech Republic as well as Mardi Gras Film Festival and Melbourne Queer Film Festival. Bina runs her own Production company, Gemme de la Femme Pictures, specialising in showcasing the talents of actors from diverse backgrounds.

In 2018 Bina was one of five directors selected by the Australian Directors’ Guild (ADG) for the inaugural Diversity Showcase, produced with the backing of the Media Entertainment Arts Alliance Equity Foundation, the Australian Writers' Guild, the ADG and Screen Australia. She was also sponsored by the ADG and Create NSW to attend Screen Forever 2018.

Bina is the daughter of a Bengali Indian migrant father and a white-Australian mother and draws on her diverse cultural experiences into her artistic practice, decolonising filmmaking and challenging ideas around “high” and “pop” culture.

She also works as a Producer – Emerging Artists at PYT Fairfield, Western Sydney’s leading professional theatre company.

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