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Paras Pathar

● The Universe loves you for your contribution towards Indian animation. Big hugs!

● You'll be a part of my inner circle! Receive all updates related to my work and more.

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Nayak

● All of the above rewards.

● Be forever engraved in cinema! Your name will be featured in the "Special Thanks" section, in the End Credits of my film.

● I'll send you extra shots of the film that did not make it to the final cut but are awesome, nevertheless!

● You'll get a Digital Poster of the film.

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Jalsaghar

● All of the above rewards.

● Watch the film at home! You'll get an exclusive onetime watch link to the film when it releases.

● You'll get a handmade illustration of Satyajit Ray done by me.

● I'll send you 5 exclusive postcards of the film. Spread the love!

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Sonar Kella

● All of the above rewards.

● You're a star! Your name will be in the poster of the film, which will be displayed at Chitrakatha Film Festival. Be prepared for some paparazzi!

● I'll draw one digital caricature of yours if you send me a picture. This is going to be special!

● You'll receive the original poster prints from the film.

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Heerak Rajar Deshe

● All of the above rewards.

● This would not be possible without you! Come to the festival with me and be felicitated on stage, at the special screening of the film.

● You'll get "Co-Producer" credits for the film.

● You can screen the film anytime at home! You'll get a DVD of the finished film.

● You'll get a copy of original storyboard of the film, to treasure forever!

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About the project

Satyajit Ray's literary work is being turned into an animated, short film! Manisha Naskar wants you to help her finish her student project.

A Strange Night for Mr. Shasmal 

 

Jayanta and Adhir, who are business partners, have constant fights on various moral values attached to their work. Adhir constantly tries to stop Jayanta from doing misdeeds. Stubborn Jayanta shoots Adhir and runs away to a forest resthouse. What happens next?

   

 

A little about me

I am Manisha Naskar, I have studied Animation Film Design from National Institute of Design. I hail from Kolkata, West Bengal. During the course at NID I started work on this film, my final diploma project. I really want to finish it well, so that it can have a brighter future and also showcase at Chitrakatha, International Student Animation Festival, to be held between 22 and 28 October, 2017!

The whole process

 

After completing the script and storyboard for the film I enlisted my father and my friend's help and they did the 'voice acting' (dialogues) for my film. Using the storyboard frames and voice recordings I made an animatic of the whole film. After making the animatic I started to animate the film — shot by shot. I have completed 50% of the animation. Now, I need to finish the rest of the animation, including line test, colouring, final treatment of the animation, etc. Added to that, in order to finish the film, colour correction, editing, sound design and final presentation need to be done.

Why I chose Satyajit Ray's work

In my opinion, Satyajit Ray is the greatest filmmaker India has produced! He won 32 National Awards and an Oscar! How could I not be inspired? I thought of making this film as a tribute to Satyajit Ray. Therefore, I went to meet Sandip Ray (Satyajit Ray's son) for the copyright of the film and received his good wishes. It inspired me a lot.

 

I grew up reading a lot of regional stories and Satyajit Ray was my favourite writer. This story especially, has remained one of my favourites! I read this story in a book called 'Galpo Ekso Ek’ (Indigo). I like it because it's short, crisp, full of suspense, and finally, has an apt and handy moral message. Therefore, I found it very interesting for a short film and it also had good scope for animation. This story has a lot of layers and subplots which helped me design the film in a more interesting way. Through the process of making the film I have learned a lot about storytelling and filmmaking.

Why crowdfunding?

Initially, I funded the film myself, but the film took a lot of time to finish as it is cumbersome to translate literature into film, and film into animation! Animation is an expensive and time-taking process, especially when it is one person doing all the work. Now, I need help with the animation, sound design, and colour correction. For all this to happen, I need funds. I would love to show my film at Chitakatha Film Festival! It's where the industry's stalwarts come to support animation in India. It's a prestigious opportunity for any filmmaker and I would like to do justice to this platform by making sure the best version of my film is shown.

How will the money be used?

Rs. 55000 in Production Cost

Rs. 15000 in Studio Meterial cost

Rs. 12000 in Travel

Rs. 10000 in Time and Energy

Rs. 8000 in Admin Cost


What are the risks and challenges associated with your project?

For me, going through the process of converting the story into script was the most challenging part. The story is appropriate for a 15 minutes long film but I had the challenge to make it under 6-7 minutes in duration. I hope I have done justice to the story and the author, Satyajit Ray.

Why should you believe me and why should you fund this project?

I am an animator who wants to make individual films. This is my request as a filmmaker to all film lovers to support my film and help me in paying tribute to one of the greatest filmmakers in the world. The fact that I was selected to be a part of Chitrakatha, thanks to Wishberry, is positive enforcement for me. However, without raising this amount, I will not be able to show my film at Chitrakatha. I believe my film deserves a larger audience. Do join me in my journey to take Indian animation to greater heights.

Chitrakatha, what's that all about ?

Wishberry and National Institute of Design (NID) have come forward with this initiative — Script 2 Screen. It encourages animation in the country by making sure students can screen their films at Chitrakatha, a biennial, international festival where the best of the Industry come forward to celebrate and notice talent. We entered the competition and some of us were selected to raise funds via crowdfunding. Through this we will be able to finish our student films and showcase them at Chitrakatha. This is a huge platform for college students as well as those who’ve just finished college! We will be able to show our work to experts and gain so much exposure!

Future plans for the project?

I want to send this film to different film festivals around the world. This film will represent my country. I will try to screen the film for mass viewing as well.

Animation and India: Your thoughts

India has a lot of potential and talent in the field of animation but the scope to do something new is severely limited. Indian animation films are mostly blind copies of films made in the West. They revolve around epics, mythological stories or children's stories. India, on the other hand, is full of regional and folk stories, which remain unexplored. Animation is not just for kids. It's is a rich and vibrant medium to tell stories meant for everyone. For many animators who want to make individual films, it's really difficult to survive in the industry. The animation industry needs more individuals with their individual styles to make the industry a more vibrant and active creative space, where art is given its due appreciation.

Team

Manisha Naskar

Director, Animator


Reviews

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Gj

17 September, 2017

Hi Manisha! Looking forward to seeing your film!


CreatorManisha Naskar

18 September, 2017

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Thank you. I hope it will be soon :) :)


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Manimaran R

14 September, 2017

Best Wishes Manishaaa.. Waiting to watch your film soon :)


CreatorManisha Naskar

14 September, 2017

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Thanks macha for supporting me always..... lots of love :) :)


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Nayantara SinghDeo

4 September, 2017

Hey Manisha, I hope this works out for you have sent the email around as well. Lots of love and Luck! Nayantara


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Diwas Bisht

31 August, 2017

Monisha... Best of luck... Hope you do well with your film...


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amritha warrier

26 August, 2017

From a fellow campaigner :) Anyways I loved your project


CreatorManisha Naskar

26 August, 2017

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Thanks Amritha a lot .... Congratulation for completing the margin ... wish u all the best... :)


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Dhwani Shah

23 August, 2017

So glad you are doing this, Manisha! All the best. Looking forward to the film :)


CreatorManisha Naskar

23 August, 2017

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Thank you Dhwani...:)


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Ramya Ramakrishnan

23 August, 2017

All the best Manisha! Looking forward to seeing the film at Chitrakatha!!! :D


CreatorManisha Naskar

23 August, 2017

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:D :D :D Thank a lot


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Kokila Bhattacharya

22 August, 2017

Looking forward! Pockets have huge holes these days but for the love of sequential art and Ray!


CreatorManisha Naskar

23 August, 2017

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Thank you Kokila for your support and love.... greets