Saturday, April 18, 2009

Sports Dental Health with CDHA & The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles

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The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA)
The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles

runs April 21-26 at ArcLight Hollywood

John Wildman, Director, PR and Publicity brings to us
Thumrugoti Director of 7 DAYS IN SLOW MOTION and
Rajeev Dassani Director of A DAY'S WORK.

The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) is a nonprofit organization devoted to a greater appreciation of Indian cinema and culture by showcasing films, honoring entertainment industry performers and business executives, and promoting the diverse perspectives of the Indian diaspora.


After 14 years of working in feature animation at Disney, on projects like Pocahontas, Chicken Little and Fantasia 2000, Umakanth Thumrugoti, turned his focus toward the production of his feature directorial debut. The film, set in Hyderabad focuses on young Ravi, a boy ordinary in every way except for his extraordinary obsession with movies. When he finds a filmmaker's lost camera, he sets out, along with his two friends, to make a film in a mere seven days. However, the demands of school and family interfere setting the film's production behind schedule. Ravi soon realizes that the stories that most need to be told are not the fruit of his imagination, but the daily dramas that unfold all around him.

With 7 DAYS IN SLOW MOTION Thumrugoti captures the child's eye view of an often incomprehensible world dominated by adults. That world is confronted with a soothing balm of the truth, passion and undaunted imagination characteristic of children and artists who have not lost sight of the wonder and magic of youth.


In this Student Academy Award® winning short, a simple job escalates into a violent misunderstanding between a family and the immigrant laborers they have hired to help them move. Rajeev Dassani began his career as an artist and painter, before discovering that he wanted to move beyond the still image and mix narrative and auditory elements in his work, thus he turned his focus to storytelling and filmmaking. After studying film under the Emmy award winning director Joan Darling in North Carolina, he studied film at the University of Southern California, where he won among other awards the James Bridges Directing Award, The Barbara Corday Award and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Award. His thesis film, "A Day's Work" has played at over 50 film festivals around the world and won dozens of awards, including top prizes at the Gen Art Film Festival, AFI Dallas and the Florida Film Festival, and recently the prestigious gold medal at the Student Academy Awards. His film is currently in contention for the Best Narrative Short Film Award at the Academy Awards. In his spare time he co-owns a visual effects company with his twin brother currently responsible for all the VFX on the "Knight Rider" TV series on NBC. He is currently working as a writer and director with several projects in development, including an independent feature he hopes to be shooting early next year and a feature film based on his short film, "A Day's Work".

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