MANU

The intimate portrayal of a little boy "Manu" whose parents are getting ready to welcome his sibling. The film has been applauded for its style and execution. The child actor, "Narayan Sajeev" has done a commendable job in his role as the protagonist of the movie. His feelings are beautifully presented with stunning visuals and at the end the movie leaves a little pinch in the mind of the viewers.

  • Deepa Jacob
    Director
  • Mark farley
    Writer
  • Arun Alex
    Producer
  • Narayan Sajeev
    Key Cast
  • Sheethal Dwaraka
    Key Cast
  • Geo Thomas
    Key Cast
  • Manoj George
    Music
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 21 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 13, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digitak
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Fokana Film Festival
    Toronto
    Canada
    Best Director
Director Biography - Deepa Jacob

Deepa Jacob is an aspiring Indian filmmaker/photographer based out of Boston, USA. She has been creating fine art portraitures since 2011 and has made her mark as a photographer. She has created a short film "Ketchup", in 2012 and "Manu" is her second venture as a filmmaker. Her engaging visual design, which is evident in her vibrant photographs, is seen throughout this short film as well.

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Director Statement

"I am fascinated with the art of story telling. I have been doing that using photographs and now I find film as a better media to tell the stories. I want to create movies that engage the audience and has something positive to say. When I made my first little movie back in 2012, I was mostly exploring the various areas of moviemaking. And with "Manu" wanted to venture more into the story telling aspect . This was challenging especially with a low budget and amateur cast and crew; but at the end creating something out of nothing gives me extreme satisfaction and joy."