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CREATIVE PRODUCER – ANUPAM SHARMA
PRODUCTION COMPANY – MINT FILMS
COMPOSER – JONNY HIGGINS
A cross-cultural comedy, unINDIAN is the first production of the Australia India Film Fund, and is proudly an Australian film. unINDIAN stars internationally acclaimed actress Tannishtha Chatterjee along with Brett Lee in his first lead role.
Presented by Devendra Gupta, the film was directed by Anupam Sharma, written by Thushy Sathi and produced by Anupam Sharma and Lisa Duff.
Highlighting the complexities of Indian diaspora and wooing another from a different culture, unINDIAN is a comedy with a lot of heart.
unINDIAN will be released in Australia Q3 in 2015.
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Mint Films was established back in 2008. Its primary focus has always been to create engaging and contemporary work no matter the project or client. Mainly turning its attention to advertising, Mint Films has completed work for companies like Woolworths, CommBank and Toyota. Their work has taken them across Australia and around the world, and they are proud to have many return clients who are thirsty for more cutting edge, creative work. No matter the job or the story, Mint strives to create passionate and creatively engaging work. At Mint, we believe, the fresher the better.
Australian trained composer Jonny Higgins is recognised as one of South Pacific's most innovative commercial composers. He has received numerous award nominations for his short film scores, and his commercial music has been nominated for a CAANZ Axis Award. Jonny came to the world of commercial music in Sydney via small-time production houses, which eventually led to contracts with significant agencies. He earned recognition in Japan for a Coke campaign, and in the US for Burger King's ‘Satisfries' campaign. He worked on several successful solo projects, including Stereo’dan & 1985, and it was during these years that Jonny mastered the use of combining vintage tape machines with in-the-box technologies. His work has earned him a reputation as one of the fastest turnaround composers, with anything from electronic to traditional orchestral arrangements. Jonny lives between Sydney and a New Zealand farm where he does most of his studio work.
Arka started acting professionally in 2003 when he entered the regional Youth Shakespeare Festival and in the following year, he won first place in the duologue category.
Whilst at university, he appeared in various plays, culminating in References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot for Griffin Independent at the SBW Stables Theatre in Sydney.
He made his debut with the Ensemble Theatre in 2010 in Animals out of Paper, for which he was nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2010 Sydney Theatre Awards. He also returned to the Ensemble a year later for Casanova, then appeared in Beached at the Griffin Theatre in 2013 alongside a star-studded cast.
Arka recently starred as Farid in the critically acclaimed ABC1 miniseries The Code and as Nathan in the independent feature film Good Morning.
As well as acting, Arka has also started writing and directing content. Most notably, he co-created, directed and starred in comedy web series The Casuals, which has already been acquired for online distribution in the US.