- Gandhi vs Gandhi: Priyanka slams Varun, says LS poll not a family tea party
- Supreme Court grants recognition to transgenders as third category of sex
- SC rejects Kejriwal's plea to stay trial in defamation case filed by Kapil Sibal's son
- Unethical, betrayal: Prime Minister Manmohan Singhâs daughter voices family anger
- Modi equates Rahul with kids, says âtoffeeâ has caught his fancy after âballoonâ
Most interviews about award-winning director Shane Carruth talk about how he is an introvert and a recluse. So it came as a surprise that he is here for a talk at an event in the city. The talk, as it turns out, has been serendipitous. Carruth had just finished penning a 20-page sequence of his new movie Modern Oceans when he received a "communication" about coming down to Mumbai. "You imagine a city when you are writing about it and then you land there and find that it's a lot like what you envisioned it to be. It's amazing how this has happened," says the Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner.
Carruth will be in conversation with John Hart — a Tony award-winning producer who has also worked on films such as Boys Don't Cry and Revolutionary Road — at the day-long Johnny Walker — The Journey. The American director will talk about his films Primer, the sci-fi film, made on a budget of USD 7,000, that made him an indie film circuit darling and Upstream Color, his much-anticipated second film, which released to much fanfare at Sundance this year. At one point the movie was trending higher than the festival itself.
One of the reasons Upstream Color released with such a buzz is because Carruth emerged after a decade since his 2004 release. The cult success of Primer had every big studio at his doorstep, but nothing quite worked out, and a string of failed projects followed. "I put too much pressure on myself. At that point, I was doing studio rounds, and everything just kept falling through. Now that I know I don't have a place in Hollywood, things are so much easier," he says.
There is reason why the 41-year-old can't work with studios. His obsession with control on a film set is legendary. He has produced, written, directed, edited, given music and acted in Upstream Color. For Primer, he did even more. The incredible bit is that he is self-taught. "I spent some time in Dallas where I would go to various camera renting places and ask them a tonne of questions. I must have been so annoying. Then I started experiments of my own, with different lighting environments and angles."
- Modi wave is a myth, says Siddaramaiah
- In Mandya, discordant notes in show of Cong unity
- ‘Fakir’ Jankar takes on Pawar might in battle against ‘dynasty’
- Ballot paper in Braille to help blind persons cast their vote
- AAP volunteer attacked
- 64-year-old fights for Punjabi language, gets little support from political parties