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FOLLOW

● Get a fun shout-out post on our official social media pages.

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BELIEVE

● All of the above rewards.
● Get a one-time watch, password-protected streaming link to the film one day before the film’s official release.
● We'll send you a signed, high-resolution digital poster of the movie to your mail.

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FIGHT FAKE NEWS

● All of the above rewards.
● Get an A3 poster of the movie signed by the Directors with a lovely handwritten letter from the crew straight to your house.
● Get two tickets to the exclusive film screening that we will hold just for our funders. If you can’t make it there, get on a Skype call with us to talk about anything you wish!
● We’ll also send handwritten Thank You postcards from people of Belgaum in both Marathi and Kannada language.

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RAISE YOUR VOICE

● All of the above rewards.
● We’ll send you a special hamper including two types of special sweets from Belgaum.
● Get your hands on some kickass merchandise - including a t-shirt, a mug and a tote bag with the ‘Fight Fake News’ artwork.
● Get a special BTS footage video thanking you and taking you through the day’s shoot.

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE

● All of the above rewards.
● Get featured on the 'Wall of Funders' of our official film website.
● 5 year subscription to our monthly Film and TV series recommendations.
● Get featured in the end credits of our film.
● Get a signed clapperboard to keep as a memento from us.
● Get a DVD of the film for keepsakes!
● Get a chance to attend a filmmaking masterclass session with the Directors!

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JOIN A REVOLUTION

● All of the above rewards.
● Get featured on our IMDB page. The world will know who you are!
● Get invited to meet the cast and crew on sets for a day! OR Get to be a part of our post production for a day! (Note: Travel and accommodation costs to be borne by backer)
● Get invited to a crowdfunders’ special party just for all our supporters. Bring a date or hang out with the crew.
● We will be casting one famous actor for a small yet impactful role in the film. You’ll receive a special Thank You video from that famous actor.
● Get featured as “Crowdfunding sponsor” in the opening credits and all our official online/offline promotions.

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START A REVOLUTION

● All of the above rewards.
● Get your logo/brand name + tagline featured in the opening credits of the film.
● Get featured as “Associate Producer” in the opening credits and all our official online/offline promotions.
● Get a tour of the key locations in the film and meet the cast and crew.
● Get invited to share a meal/Street food experience with the key team after the tour. *Travel and Accommodation not included*
● We will organise a special screening for you and your loved ones at the venue of your choice. After the screening, you can have a have a tête-à-tête with the Director. If not in person, we can arrange a Skype call for you.

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LEAD THE REVOLUTION

● All of the above rewards.
● You can help us with your creative inputs to shape the film.
● Your name/logo will be given the credit of Co-Producer in the opening credits and all our official promotions.
● You’ll get to have a meeting with the Producers, to discuss a creative project you're working on, or business ideas that you have.
● You'll be invited to join us at the film festivals that the movie will be selected for.
● Get rights to screen the film at a venue of your choice once!

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About the project

Follower is a fictional feature film about a journalist who is blinded by a cause in a disputed town of Karnataka. The story explores his personal journey in the backdrop of a society driven by half-truths and hate politics.




Follower - The Film


The film delves into the politics of hate and fake news. Recently, we have seen a massive rise in mob lynching and assassinations of rational thinkers in the society. Most of this has happened over spread of fake news on social media. Some reputed media channels have also propagated fake news without making an effort to find out the truth. Political parties have taken advantage of this culture and formed an army on social media to spread lies and propaganda. They incite hatred and divide people for political gains. Follower questions these practices while exploring their far-reaching impact.




The Story


The film revolves around Raghu, a journalist who works for a media house that acts as a voice of the marginalized Marathi speaking community in the city of Belgaum. He believes his cause is noble and therefore refuses to get paid for his work even though his family is going through a financial crisis.






Raghu goes to extreme lengths in pursuit of his cause. As a result, he is faced with a huge, unanticipated personal loss. Raghu reflects on the choices that made him descend into this madness. The story explores his personal journey amidst a society driven by half-truths and hate politics.


Follower is thus a modern-day tale of a post-truth era.




The City - Further Context


Belgaum is a small town in the northern part of Karnataka. Before India's independence, it was a part of British India's Bombay Presidency.




After the State Reorganization Act of 1956 which reformed the Indian States based on linguistic lines, the new states of Maharashtra and Karnataka were formed. Belgaum was made part of a Kannada speaking Karnataka even though there were many Marathi speaking communities living in the city. This angered the Marathis and they have been demanding and protesting for Belgaum to be made part of Maharashtra ever since.



(Source - All About Belgaum)                                                 


The Team


Harshad Nalawade (Writer/Director)

Harshad is a short filmmaker and part-time editor from Belgaum. He is currently working and living in Mumbai. Harshad's short film 'A Return Gift' was nominated for Best Short at the New York Indian Film Festival, 2016. He has edited two feature-length documentaries and also worked as an Assistant Director on 'Ghoul', a Netflix Original produced by Phantom Films. 

A Return Gift - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDeMH47uXfU

Showreel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxNYYXAv8io


Saket Gyani (Director of Photography)

Saket is a Mumbaikar. He works as a DoP and has shot various Ads, Music videos and award-winning Short films. Apart from assisting well-known Cinematographers in the industry, Saket recently finished his first feature film as a Cinematographer.

Website - https://www.saketgyani.com/


Maulik Sharma (Editor)

Maulik is from Gwalior. A filmmaker himself, Maulik has written, directed and edited various short films. He presently works as a freelancer and edits films and trailers. His clientele includes Dharma Productions, Excel Entertainment, Drishyam Films, and Disney.

Work -

Drishyam Showreel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CShU49Eycg

Daddy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zqp_ufmX3o

A Death In The Gunj

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMN8GS2JZ_A

Veere Di Wedding

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZODr96ZRCc

Sachin A Billion Dreams

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gTeE6pa4Kg

Why crowdfunding?

The subject matter of the film is such that it won’t be entertained by the conventional producers. Some need Return of Investment, while some need big names. We can’t guarantee either. What we can guarantee, is an effective story. And I think only an audience understands the need of such in these times. People are hungry for good stories. So we are hoping that people themselves become a part of making those good stories happen.

How will the money be used?

Rs. 150000 in Camera Equipment

Rs. 110000 in Sound Equipment

Rs. 50000 in Food, Stay and Travel

Rs. 200000 in Cast and Crew

Rs. 40000 in Art & Costume


What are the risks and challenges associated with your project?

We will be hiring a local cast and crew so that the film has authenticity. Hence, there will be a lot of basic training that we have to make the cast and crew go through. We will be working with a lot of non-actors and hence a lot of rehearsal will take place to get them play the characters accurately.
Filmmaking is an industrial process and there needs to be a discipline to carry out a project.

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

More than believing in me, I want you to believe in the story of the film. If the story excites you and you feel that such a story needs to reach a wider audience in times such as these, then we should all come together to make that happen.

How are you going to prove that you won't just take all the money and run away?

Firstly, I am not a business tycoon to run away with the money. Secondly, I like making films more than I like running. And thirdly, I will send you a copy of my Aadhar PAN and Driving License.

Team

Harshad Nalawade

Writer, Director

Saket Gyani

Director of Photography

Maulik Sharma

Editor


Reviews

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Seema Khinnavar

18 February, 2019

All the best Harshad! Can't wait to see the film.


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Syed Sadiq

18 February, 2019

Best of luck_ always support humanity and humankind for peace.


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Priya Kulkarni

17 February, 2019

Dear Sunny, here is a small contribution for your project. All the best, Priya mawshi (Kulkarni, Bangalore)


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Rewati Kulkarni

16 February, 2019

All the very Best Sunny !! God Bless 😇


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Manil Punware

15 February, 2019

Never doubt yourself, coz YOU ARE THE BEST! Good luck !


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Dhruv Sehgal

15 February, 2019

Lage raho bhai. Super proud and always willing to help you more in every step! - Dhruv And Kannagi


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Siddhi Bhopale

14 February, 2019

All the best Harshad & Saket 😊


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Murugadass Mani

13 February, 2019

Wish you all good luck - God bless


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Neha

13 February, 2019

All the best Harshad! Big fan of your work when I was in SIMC(ug). Looking forward to this one!


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Rajdip Ray Ray

12 February, 2019

All the very best Harshad and team! Make a powerful film!


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Ramesh Handi

12 February, 2019

All the best 👍


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Hrishikesh Hari Baviskar

11 February, 2019

Good job with the teaser. Looking forward for the film. All the best!


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Rohini Kejriwal

11 February, 2019

Can't wait to see what you guys create! :) Good luck!


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Kiran Pathade

11 February, 2019

All the very best for the movie 😊 looking forward to watch it. The trailer looks promising.


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Heena Hussain

10 February, 2019

Good luck! xHeena


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Neil

9 February, 2019

We need good stories now, more than ever. All the best to the entire team!


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Shaan Kumar

8 February, 2019

Good Luck Harshad, Saket, Maulik :)


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Aniket Dasgupta

5 February, 2019

Best of luck guys. This film needs to be made and thank you for making it


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Aditya Sunilkumar

8 February, 2019

Good luck with the project bro!


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Radhika Didwania

7 February, 2019

Good luck guys!


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Gorango

7 February, 2019

Sorry bhai abhi itna hi tha. Next project may be!


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Yashaswi Nalawade

6 February, 2019

GOOD LUCK AND FINGERS CROSSED!!


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Praveen Hiremath

6 February, 2019

Best of luck Harshad.. your work so far has never been below par, and with this one I am sure you will outdo yourself


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abhishek bhattacharyya

6 February, 2019

All the best Harshad, as it says "we shall fight for what we believe in" !


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Pavan Alkunte

6 February, 2019

All the best buddy, keep rocking!👍


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Charulata Biswas

5 February, 2019

Your determination and conviction will take you ahead! I am glad to be a part of your journey. :) All the best Harshad


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Soumya Murnal

5 February, 2019

All the best!


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Devu Narayanan

5 February, 2019

All the best Harshad!!! Really looking forward to the film. Enjoy the process!


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Vishwadha Chander

5 February, 2019

All the best Harshad :)


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Sachin Patil

5 February, 2019

Wish you all the very best Harsha


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Ashish Chandra

5 February, 2019

Hey Harshad! Best of luck for the film dude! Let me know if I can be of any other help :)


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Amit Upadhyaya

5 February, 2019

All the best, Harshad. Have fun making it!


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Dr Neetha

5 February, 2019

All the best,,,,


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Purnima Ramnath

4 February, 2019

All the best!


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Guneet Dhar

3 February, 2019

Hope you do a splendid job brother :) Let me know if you need any help!


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Dharmesh Joshi

3 February, 2019

I hope a small story of a small city will leave a very very big Impact.


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Jyoti Jadhav

3 February, 2019

All the best Sunny. Eagerly waiting for your movie 😃


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Vishal Shetty

3 February, 2019

Doing a great job guys keep it up


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Jb

3 February, 2019

All the very Best :)


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Sandesh Deshpande

2 February, 2019

Good luck Harshad!


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Adithya Narayanan

2 February, 2019

Always happy to contribute to good cinema, hope you keep making meaningful films :)


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Pooja Jadhav

2 February, 2019

Wishing you all the success for this project :)


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Vandana Sanikop

2 February, 2019

Best luck


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Dileep B N

2 February, 2019

Wishing you the success


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Nakul Kaura

2 February, 2019

All the best Boys!! Much love and full support to family. Way to go!


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Sameer Kulkarni

2 February, 2019

Good luck


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Arati

2 February, 2019

All the best and wish you success.