Netflix India and Film Companion will fund the “TakeTen” programme for the next generation of Indian storytellers. The “Take Ten” finalists participated in a week-long workshop guided by more than 20 of India’s greatest creative experts. The 10 finalists will now develop short films for Netflix India’s YouTube channel.
Finalists received sessions in editing, production design, screenplay creation, music, cinematography, lighting, and setting the scene for short films. Reema Kagti, Tisca Chopra, Guneet Monga, Neeraj Ghaywan, Jaideep Ahlawat, Kabir Khan, Vishal Dadlani, and Shakun Batra guided the young filmmakers.
Meeting young filmmakers is thrilling because they have limitless potential for their goals. These people could transform filmmaking, business, and “what works.” I’m excited to see how they used music to reflect the issues we discussed “Vishal Dadlani held a workshop on using music to enhance short films.
Reema Kagti’s session on translating ideas into on-screen narrative was “a thrill.” I’m excited to see how they use their movie.
Chopra “Netflix and Film Companion choose these emerging directors. It was inspiring to see kids watch movies so seriously. I’m interested in their films.” Her training on short films emphasised saying more with less.
“I’m thankful to all the artists who provided young filmmakers with inspiration, and I’m delighted the “Take Ten” finalists were able to pick up tips from the greatest!” Film reviewer and author Anupama Chopra commented.
Manasvini Boovarahan and Sandip Kishan Anbuselvan of Chennai, Barkha Naik and Suyash Kamat of Goa, Hitarth Rakesh Desai, Ria Nalavade, and Sameeha Sabnis of Mumbai, Murali Krishnan of Thiruvananthapuram, Rohan Shyam Chowdhury of Kolkata, and Aditi Sharma of Noida are “Take Ten” finalists.
Finalist Manasvini Boovarahan said, “The workshop made filming less scary. Knowing that experts face similar issues was comforting.
Sameeha Sabnis learned the power of “I don’t know” throughout filming. Multiple presenters stressed that mistakes may be wonderful, which helped her reorganise her mental state with her team.
Suyash Kamat said, “All week, filmmakers’ methods were compared. My film is now more focused and clear.