India, 13m, Digital
On the streets of Mumbai, a young brother and sister raise money to buy a new football. When all seems lost, the young boy risks everything for the ball, only to find that help comes from an unlikely hero.
Writer/Director: Riddhi Talreja
Producer: Apoorva Charan
Director of Photography: Kartik Katkar
Editor: Riddhi Talreja, Leticia Akel
Cast: Anshika Singh, Pawan Pandey
Contact: Apoorva Charan, Apoorva.firstname.lastname@example.org
Katharina Otto-Bernstein Production Grant
About the Writer/Director
A Mumbai native, Riddhi Talreja graduated from Boston University in 2012. She worked as an assistant director on Gori Tere Pyar Mein, a feature film for Dharma Productions. She is the co-founder of Hot Rock Productions and won the Katharina Otto-Bernstein Grant in 2018. Talreja is currently an MFA Screenwriting/Directing candidate at Columbia University.
About the Producer
Apoorva Charan is an LA-based producer whose credits include Distance, which premiered at the Singapore International Film Festival, and Interiors, which premiered at TIFF 2018 and was an official selection for Clermont-Ferrand 2019. Charan was awarded the Katharina Otto-Bernstein Award and the Sarah Jones Safety Grant. Charan works at Big Beach and is a Film Independent’s Project Involve Creative Producing Fellow.