Thursday, March 01, 2018

The 'No Excuse' Filmmaking Workshop - One-day workshop for Beginners

Accessible Horizon Films

A one-day workshop for Beginners

Creative. Interactive. Collaborative.
No Excuses. Just make your Film.

10 participants only

Fee: Rs. 2000 (General)
Rs. 1800 (for Students)

March 25, 2018 (Sunday)
9 am to 5 pm

Location: Puducherry
Venue: To be Announced



Accessible Horizon Films is an Award-winning Collective of 4 filmmakers – Maverick Dass, Stanzin Raghu, Earthling Koushalya & Iyarkayaar Ramesh – who have been making films for about 14 years in the US and India. Their films have won awards and screened at various International Film festivals around the world(Los Angeles, New York, Germany) and broadcast on National TV in India.
Their first critically-acclaimed Tamil Feature film, ‘Ayynoorum Ayynthum’(500 & 5) was Officially Selected at the Stuttgart Film Festival, Germany and the International Film Festival of Kerala(IFFK) and was released in May 2016. It was produced Independently using the Do-It-Yourself style of filmmaking. They have also made 6 short films and 3 documentary films which have screened at international film festivals and are working on a new film.
Their experience involves teaching Visual Communications in the US and conducting & organizing classes and Filmmaking Workshops at the Loyola College, Chennai, Pondicherry University, Puducherry and Independent film clubs for students and aspiring filmmakers.


Filmmaking cannot be taught in a day, nor can it be taught in a lifetime. It is one of the few disciplines that requires constant learning/unlearning and hands-on experience. So this workshop(for beginners) is a foundational point for those who have never made a film and/or who want to make a film.
Before the advent of low-cost digital technology, filmmaking always had a hype around it. There were so many obstacles or excuses to making a film. Now, one can make a film even with a smartphone and a basic editing tool. But that’s not just it. How do we tell a story, with the tools we have at our disposal? This workshop will address blending the artistic with the technical. So, at the end of the workshop, there will actually be No excuse for anyone who wants to make a film, to not make a film.
The workshop will take a holistic, conceptual and hands-on approach to making a film, which will include Pre-production, Production and Post-production stages. Importantly, by the end of the interactive and collaborative session, participants can take away a completed Micro Film/Scene that they have created as a team.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

ANTHADHI (End-Beginning) - Award-winning Malayalam Short Film, Chinnu Kuruvilla, Sethu Parvathy

Two Souls in Love...balancing each other's a never ending vortex of ends and beginnings! 
Penned and Orchestrated by Earthling Koushalya 
Created by Accessible Horizon Film Collective Earthling Koushalya Maverick Dass Ramesh Mourthy Stanzin Raghu 
Cast - Chinnu Kuruvilla Sethu Parvathy 
Cinematography Maverick Dass 
Associate Cinematography Auro Venkatesh Jegan 
Music by Prashanth Mohanasundaram 
Violin Kiran Kashyap 
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Sankararaman Krishnamoorthi 
Music Produced at Conch Music House 
Art Director Earthling Koushalya 
Sound Saravanan Ramachandran 
Still Photography Maverick Dass 
DI Colorist Stanzin Raghu Maverick Dass 
Title Consultant Frank Antony

Accessible Horizon Films 2017

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Pombala Pombalayaa Irukanum - Short Film Poster

Hey there, Laydees and Jentilmen...presenting Accessible Horizon Films' next Short film in Tamil...'Pombala Pombalayaa Irukanum'(Women must behave like Women).

Synopsis: Title is self-explanatory, "Basically, women must behave!" don't you think?!! ;-)

Made with a tiny crew and cast, pretty much as usual :-)

Featuring Actor/Performing Artist/Author & State Award Winner Living Smile Vidya who is also our long-time collaborator(from 500 & 5 - Ayynoorum Ayynthum) and Stanzin Raghu. Concept by AccessibleHorizon FilmCollective. Orchestrated by Stanzin Raghu. Penned by Stanzin Raghu and Earthling K. Cinematography by Maverick Dass. Created by Earthling K, Ramesh Mourthy, Maverick Dass and Stanzin Raghu. Publicity Design by the awesome Mithran The-Maverick. Sound by Saravanan Ramachandran, Colour DI by Aurovenkatesh Auroville.

Here's the First look poster.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Aazh Kadal (Deep Sea) Tamil Short Film - Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli, Harish Uthaman

Accessible Horizon Films
'Aazh Kadal' (Deep Sea), a film about an inexplicable connection between 2 people that seemingly unravels over an alluring night.

Penned & Orchestrated by Stanzin Raghu
Created by Maverick Dass, Earthling K, Ramesh Mourthy
Cast - Harish Uthaman, Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli
Concept Consultant - Earthling K
Cinematography – Maverick Dass
Associate Cinematography – AuroVenketesh
Art Director – Earthling K
Music - Conch Music House, Prashanth Mohanasundaram, Sankararaman Krishnamoorthi
Song Writer – Keerthana KM
Sung by Roshni & Prashanth Mohanasundaram
Publicity Design – Deepak Bhojraj, Rising Apple
Sound – Saravanan Ramachandran
Production Design – Dharmesh Jadeja, Rishi Pathak & Gaurav Agarwal
Still Photography – Prakash DP Views
Costume Consultant – Dakshana Rajaram
Colour Correction – Edward Jeffrey
Production Associates – Sonu Bharath, Silambu
Production Support - Athvika Media Works
Music Liaison – Roy Dipankar
Craft Services – Dass Meri Hotel
CopyStraight 2016
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