Our stunning 11 1/2″ 24K custom gold statuette is manufactured by R.S. Owens, the same company that manufactures the Oscar. The winner of our Best Short Film category will receive this award at no cost to them, while winners in other categories will be given the option to acquire it. Additional awards and prizes may be Read More ...
OR: What was the inspiration for your film?
ZA: I was in a drama class and my teacher asked me to take up the challenging role. When I heard about it, my first reaction was “What!”. Then, at the next moment, I accepted the challenge. After a few hours, a news notification came about a girl’s rape. I read the news. It gave goosebumps and then it was like not looking back and then there was the feeling to use my art as a mechanism to portray the effects of the heinous crime ever commited by mankind.
OR: When did you conceive the idea for your film and how long did it take before it was realized?
ZA: Just 1 day and 1 hour which is nothing in front of the real pain of the victim.
OR: What was the most challenging aspect of working in a short film format?
ZA: Managing the different kinds of emotions in a limited time was really challenging.
OR: What was the most challenging aspect of your production?
ZA: The resources were limited but we just managed as the story was more important to us.
OR: Do you have any advice for first-time filmmakers?
ZA: Never underestimate yourself. The movie market is all a business and only a few would be there to care for the content. So only the few might help you in reaching out. Besides, never consider actors as puppets!