Priyanka Agarwal (30) is 100% American -- politically active, foul mouthed, and completely independent.
After her mother dies, she goes to India to scatter her ashes. There, she confronts her dual identity, her conservative grandparents and her grief.
The 10-day schedule was filmed in Ajmer & Pushkar, Rajasthan
This was a low budget 13 min fiction film directed by a graduate student at the University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts. We knew there was no budget for formal local permissions, so we pulled a few threads and got basic permits via our personal contacts. Our otherwise Production Manager did not only do his job but also doubled up as Production Designer, Location Manager as well as Props Master. The Lead Producers managed to juggle between their roles, Assistant Directors and Clappers. All in all, the team became one big family with a lot of positive energy and lots of fun.
Sometimes what you believe in combined with your passion is more endearing than the otherwise financially beneficial projects.