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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.
Renowned as one of the most dynamic fast bowlers of recent cricket history, Brett Lee made his debut for Australia in the Boxing Day Test against India in 1999. He finished his first match for his country with figures of 5/47. He picked up 310 wickets from 76 Tests, joining the elite 300 Test Wicket Club before retiring from Test cricket early in 2010 to concentrate on the shorter forms of the game. Brett’s career highlights include the Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year 2000, Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2006, Australian Test Player of the Year 2008 and the prestigious Allan Border Medal 2008 for Australian Cricketer of the Year.
Cricket has taken Brett to India where he enjoyed six seasons of IPL cricket, three seasons with Punjab Kings XI, based in Chandīgarh, and three seasons with the Kolkata Knight Riders. Brett is an ambassador for the Cricket Education Program, which focuses on high quality coaching sessions developed by Cricket Australia and the Cricket India Academy for children 9-14 years and plays an active role when he can.
His long association with India saw him make his feature film debut as Brett Lee, Cricketer in the Bollywood film Victory. Brett also co-wrote the lyrics and appeared in the music video for Asha Bhosle’s single You’re the One. The single went to the top of the Indian music charts.
In May 2011, Brett launched Mewsic, opening the first of many planned music centres in Govandi, Mumbai, ensuring that disadvantaged children in India have the opportunity to experience the joy and power of music. In his downtime, Brett plays occasionally with his band White Shoe Theory and has written a number of songs with his music partner Mick Vawdon.