CHILDREN OF KINGS
Feature Film, Fiction, 35mm
Bolivia & Argentina, Release 2013
Director/ Writer: Eric Schumacher
Editor: Xavier Agudo
Production Designer: Sidharth Mathawan
Set Decorator: Sandra Pfeil
Produced by: Schumacher Films
'Children of Kings'
, feature film tells the story of South American heroine Juana Azurduy, her husband Manuel Padilla and the Aymara rebels, during the first steps of independence against Spanish rule in today´s Bolivia and Argentina.
The film narrates the constant struggles of the couple to lead a small band of Aymaras against an ever growing force of enemies, led by Colonel Francisco Aguilera. Surrounded by enemies, the couple struggles to survive the harsh jungles and stay ahead of their foes, whilst protecting their four children. But as Aguilera and his elite soldiers close in on Juana and her family, allegiances shift and she begins to realize that the sacrifices may be greater than she is willing to bear.
Welcome to the rebellion!
Krapp's Last Tape
A Samuel Beckett Play
Delhi, March 2012
Cast: Sahil Farooqi, Danish Husain
Set Design: Studio db
Adaption & Direction: Danish Husain
Producer by: The Hoshruba Repertory
A classic Samuel Beckett play, almost autobigraphical, about an old man grappling with his memories, his heartbreaks, his vision of what life was, what life could be. Though a monologue, the play has been adapted and conceived differently than Beckett's original design.
The play's duration is 50 minutes and is in English/ Urdu. There will be two shows, one at 7.30 pm and the other as 9 pm on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at the Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.
Death at a 30 Degree Angle
Mixed Media Video Art Project
India & Germany, Feb 2012
Director: Bani Abidi
Art Director/ Line Producer: Sidharth Mathawan
Produced by: Studio db
Death at a 30 Degree Angle
is an mixed media project by Pakistani artist Bani Abidi, that is the fictitious account of a small time politician's attempt to commission a monumental official public statue of himself. he work will be realised as an installation that includes multiple video screens and sounds that gently satirize the struggle for power, self-aggrandizement, sycophancy and paranoia of politicians, while exploring the conceptual and visual vocabulary of authority and power.
ABIDI was born in Karachi, Pakistan, in 1971. She recieved her BFA degree from the National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan in 1994 and an MFA from the School of Art Institute of Chicago, USA in 1999 . Abidi has worked primarily in video for the past 7 years and her videos have been exhibited widely in solo and group shows internationally.
It will debut at Documenta 13
, Kassel, Germany in June 2012.
Performance Art Festival
Blue Frog, Delhi, Jan 2012
Curator: Pooja Sood
Art Production: Sidharth Mathawan
Produced by: KHOJ
A unique and challenging event, KHOJLIVE12 is an attempt to further explore the possibilities of the genre of performance art, specifically within the context of contemporary cultural production in India.
KHOJLIVE12 showcased thirteen works by artists working across contemporary dance, sound, fashion and gaming. While a number of artists push the boundaries of their respective practices using choreography, design and languages of the digital era, others actively seek interaction and audience participation, challenging the traditional relationship of audience as passive spectator.
Through the course of the evening performances will unfold across the venue, transforming The Kila’s diverse set of spaces – a state of the art music club, a sprawling terrace, a central courtyard, a museum of film and art and a store for designer wear – into an active laboratory of new ideas, forms and experiences for artists and audiences alike.
A unique public event, KHOJLIVE12 wishes to provide an expanded articulation of time based art, its possibilities and potential.
KHOJLIVE12 was a collateral event of The India Art Fair
Feature Film, Period Drama, Fiction, 35mm,
Sri Lanka, Canada, UK & India, Release Oct 2012
Director/ Writer: Deepa Mehta
Story: Salman Rushdie
Producer: David Hamilton
Cinematography: Giles Nuttgens
Production Designer: Dilip Mehta
Art Director: Sidharth Mathawan
Asst. Set Decorator: Sandra Pfeil
is an upcoming film adaptation of Booker prize winner writer Salman Rushdie's 1981 epic novel Midnight's Children. Written and directed by Deepa Mehta. The film began principal photography in Colombo, Sri Lanka in February 2011 and wrapped in May 2011.
The film features an ensemble cast of Satya Bhabha, Shriya Saran, Anupam Kher, Shabana Azmi, Seema Biswas, Shahana Goswami, Samrat Chakrabarti, Rahul Bose and Darsheel Safary. Shooting was kept a secret as Mehta feared protests by Islamic fundamentalist groups. It is scheduled to release in late 2012.