INTERVIEW WITH PRODUCERS OF INDO-AMERICAN FILMS,
Where did you get this idea for this film?
We thought it would be interesting and different
to make a South Asian film that would
Did you guys write the script yourself?
Yes, we wrote this script a short: time ago. It:
was a collaborative effort between cwo of
For a low budget Rim, how did you guys manage
to work out all of the scenes and
Everyone in filmmaking knows that the hardest part
is raising a budget That is why we
How does the website tie into the film?
We wanted to be different from most South Asian
filmmaking companies. We wanted
How did you guys decide to choose this particular music in the film?
Again, we wanted more of a modern film targeted
toward an entire generation of South
How did you guys learn to shoot a Rim and do
all of the stuff accompanied with it?
Do you have degrees in any of these areas?
The entire crew is multi-talented. There are individuals
with college degrees in business,
How did you guys get interested in film?
Well, we have always had a passion for mating films.
We were recently inspired by the
Ever made a film before?
We made some short films, but this Is our first feature length film,
I haven't seen any of them.
No, no one has!
What is your goal with this film? Theatrical or Rim festival distribution?
Both. We are confident that our film will be embraced
by not only the South Asian
What themes does the film possess?
You'll just have to see.... The main theme that
should be evident is one man's passion
Where have the main actors come from?
We had put on a huge nationwide casting call for
members within the South Asian
Did you receive a lot of support from members of the South Asian community in making the Rim?
There were many within the community who were very encouraging and offered their support. There were also those who thought it would be impossible to make a South Asian independent film. But as we've demonstrated, it is time for the South Asian community to be represented in the film industry and we were not going to stand by and watch our community get trampled.
How did you finance the Rim? What was the budget?
We financed the film through investors and sponsors
within the South Asian
Oh boy, that narrows it down. Come an, you can tell us.
No. You'll just have to buy the behind-the-scenes DVD.
What do you see happening with this film?
You want an honest answer?
It will take over the seven seas.
It is a combination of a superb story and spectacular
direction and acting. More so, it is
What do you see happening after this film is released?
We plan to make a trilogy of films connected to this one concept. It is not a small venture, but rather something on a grand scale. To know what we're talking about when we mean a trilogy, you'll have to watch and understand the film. For anything as big as this, you can never rest on your laurels. We are already beginning work on the second film.
When was the company Indo-American Films, Inc.
established and how do you see
What Is your main goal with this film company?
As is evident, our main goal is to provide more opportunities for South Asians in the creative arts and Lo bring South Asians to the forefront of the entertainment industry. Anything less will not be acceptable on our part!
Was it a challenge to raise the money? Do you see many people doing thesame thing?
It was challenging, but that is really what determines
how bad you want it. This is just
Do you think there is an ovcrsaturization of South Asian films in the market?
Yes, definitely. And they all seem to deal with
the same concept of growing up in
Thanks for taking the time.
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