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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.
Multi award-winning actress Tannishtha Chatterjee gained international attention for her performance in Sarah Gavron’s celebrated feature Brick Lane, which saw her nominated as Best Actress at the British Independent Film Awards alongside Judi Dench and Anne Hathaway. Her stellar career in film includes Academy Award®-winning German director Florian Gallenberger’s Shadows of Time, Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina, and Bombay Summer for which she received the Best Actress award at the New York Indian Film Festival.
Her critically acclaimed performance in Dekh Indian Circus saw her receive Best Actress Awards in film festivals including India’s National Film Award. She also appeared in Monsoon Shootout, which premiered at a midnight screening in Official Selection at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Tannishtha also starred in the recently released Siddharth, which was in official selection at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals, amongst others.
Most recently, Tannishtha appeared in the film Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain, alongside Martin Sheen, Mischa Barton, Kal Penn and Rapjal Yadav. She is currently shooting the feature Lion! starring Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel.