Drishti 2015 Online Voting Winner (Short Film – 8019 Vote)

Happiness is Giving

Directed by M Stalin Kumar, Coimbatore

When I heard about “Drishti- Eye Donation Contest”, not only did I want to tell a story but also wanted to get people’s attention towards eye donation and the need for it.  Also, the video was supposed to be used for the promotion which led us to switch to our brain storming mode.  We had different stories and different opinions. Basically, our target was to make it short and simple. When “Happiness is Giving”  story came up, none of us had any objections against it and it was agreed upon unanimously because it is a happy story which does not utter any sort of negativity. It’s about how one can have a positive impact on other’s life by willingly giving them their own belongings which are merely of no use to them; in this case, it was ‘sight’.

It wasn’t hard to film the actors and they didn’t act but they got along and played their characters especially the boy “S.A. Madhiraksh”.  And then Vignesh who filmed the movie took less than 20 minutes. The Movie came out fine though we had to cut some shots to make it better. Honestly, we didn’t choose a title until the last day. After receiving suggestions from many people, we finally decided “Happiness is Giving”. Thanks to Clusters Institute of Media and Technology and all my friends who who assisted me the whole time.

StalinKumar_MM Stalinkumar – an Animator. Currently teaching Animations in Clusters Institute of Media and Technology. I Like making animations and telling stories in a different way.  I don’t prefer dialogs because I don’t want to separate audience with the language. Here is the link to my profile www.behance.net/stalzyz. I have all my works showcased in here.

Anokhee – Drishti 2014 Golden Eye Winner Film

Energy levels quickly rise when Anokhee who is blind, suddenly decides that she wants to take a selfie and affirm to herself that she is every bit as normal and capable as teenagers her age. . The entire family happily jumps onto this bandwagon, encouraging and guiding her.

Anokhee – Drishti 2014 Golden Eye Winner Film

Director: Maaz Kazmi (26), has completed Masters in Communication Studies (specialisation in video production) from University of Pune. He has done his graduation in Bachelors in Mass Media (specialisation in journalism) from SIES College, Mumbai. He is now freelancing in films and Television as an assistant director.

Born on 13th March 1988, Mumbai, Maaz Kazmi is deeply interested in film-making and has produced 12 short-films in the past 6 years (2009-14). Some of which have won awards in film festivals all across the country.

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