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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.
1st Assistant Director
Rick Beecroft’s 30-year career in film and television has taken him all over the world.
He has worked on feature films, major tele-movies and documentaries in Canada, UK, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Cambodia, Malaysia, China, Vietnam and Singapore; and on German, Italian and Indian productions.
Some of his film credits include unINDIAN, All About E, The Last Reel, Wolf Creek, Lucky Miles, Broken Hill, Hafen der Düfte, Das Tiger-Team Der Berg Der 1000 Drachen, Ovunque tu sia (Wherever You Are); Bollywood films Love Story 2050, Heyy Babyy and Victory; and the dramatised documentary Forbidden Lie$.
His television credits include episodes of McLeod’s Daughters, the documentary series Deadly Women and Behind Mansion Walls, and the Snowtown Murders episode of Crimes that Shook the World, the documentary series narrated by Tim Pigott-Smith.
His resume also features a raft of television commercials for everything from prestige cars and beverages to consumer goods, tourism and safety campaigns.
As anyone who works in screen production will attest, the role of 1st AD is a pivotal one. In an industry where time is money, this job is very important to the smooth running of the shoot.
Rick has well-earned his reputation as an accomplished ‘first’.