FEAR — it's all in your mind.
An award-winning short film by Deep Pathak
The night that never ends!
Jay (a young man) falls prey to his habit of watching horror films. Filmy frightful events impact the reality of one night. In fear, Jay experiences a series of unusual encounters. Finally, he tries to escape out of the maze. Will Jay succeed in breaking free?
In 2022, the film won the Da Vinci Official Selection at Andromeda Film Festival, and in 2021, Best Cinematography from Memory Tree Canada. This year, the film is currently doing the film festival circuit and is scheduled for screening at the Sessions by Lift-Off Global Network.
Film writer & director Deep Pathak has five years of experience making various films and ads for diverse industries. Deep has a strong passion for creating independent films and a knack for creating commercials, documentaries, and short films. Deep juggles multiple hats, including a Producer, Director, Cinematographer, and Editor in Canada and India. He has studied Broadcast Television & Film Production at Conestoga College, Kitchener.
Do you know your subconscious mind is a spying cam, spying on you? Your actions are heavily influenced by what your subconscious mind sees!
FEAR is a work of fiction designed to keep readers in a state of excitement. The film gives the viewers a chill with dialogue-less suspense and thriller sequences. The goal is to screen the movie at several film festivals and, later on, a dedicated OTT platform like YouTube.
The story revolves around a character and unusual incidents with him. Soon watching horror movies turn into a habit. Then, one night those filmy horror sequences become honest with the lead character as frightening events occur on his way home.
Imagine a rumor that your newly bought apartment is haunted, you face a power cut on the first night of moving into your home, your phone is dead, and suddenly you hear unusual sounds from the other room. Does that give you goosebumps of fear? Then get ready to feel the fear as our lead character experiences some creepy encounters. Will he be able to get out of the night? Will he be able to see the sunrise of the following day?
The lead character of the movie is a young male named Jay. Jay has recently moved into a new apartment and started a new job. He does not like to socialize with people as he is introverted. The only thing which he enjoys doing every day is watching horror movies.
"As the movie is of the thriller genre, the camera shots will mostly be handy. So the film is shot with Nikon Z6 and Go-pro cameras," reveals Tushar Unadkat, Executive Producer.
Furthermore, he adds, "Dark themes for editing match the storyline. With foley sounds, we created original music for the movie. Since there is no dialogue in the film, the music will play a significant role in developing that fright."
The movie's target audience will be mainly young adults who enjoy the thriller genre.
"FEAR is not a usual short film. The climax is full of suspense, and the audience will have nail-biting thriller sequences throughout the movie," claims Deep Pathak, writer, and director. "As the events unfold, one must watch it till the end to find out if the scary night ends or not." concludes the filmmaker.
Story/Director Deep Pathak
Executive Producer Tushar Unadkat
Publicity MUKTA Advertising
Cast Jay Vaghasiya, Deep Pathak
Story Narration Bruce De La Cruz
Cinematography Deep Pathak, Varun Patil
Editor Amit Vasava
Music Maharshi Joshi
Duration 11 minutes
An independent indie film/movie is a feature film or short film produced outside the big banner studio and distributed by independent entertainment companies. They do not follow the same formula as studio films. Instead, they vary in style and genre. They can be practical and unique and on the path of showcasing original content in many ways. That's precisely why MUKTA Advertising agreed to produce FEAR with Deep Pathak.
"Independent films often make you think about certain subjects or issues and feature challenging storylines that are more realistic and less escapist than in studio films.," explains Tushar Unadkat, Executive Producer.
Deep is a first-time filmmaker and a recent Broadcasting Performance and Digital Media graduate from Conestoga College, Ontario, Canada.
“Old ways won’t open new doors,” as they say. Hence, I feel inspired working with aspiring artists with abundant enthusiasm and oozing creativity. I land up learning on every such project, and that gives a great sense of achievement,” confesses Tushar Unadkat.
“Lastly, we need to watch independent films with compassionate eyes, open hearts, and embrace artistry.,” concludes Tushar Unadkat.
Winning 22 international awards, Unadkat has worked with OSCAR-winning producers and editors, making an important name in the Western Cross-Over Film Industry, earning credits on more than 30 films in his portfolio, and gaining rave reviews in the international film festival circuits.