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About this project

Romeo and Juliet face off in this political thriller for our times.

Story: When a remote province is discovered to have a sought after energy resource, two rulers prepare to go to war over it. Their children, Romeo and Juliet, are sent to ostensibly negotiate peace, but their real mission is to assassinate the other. Will they succeed? What if fate gives them a second chance and let's them replay their mission? 

About the Filmmaker: Nikhil Kamkolkar wrote and directed his debut feature film, "Indian Cowboy: A Love-Love Story" which found success on the festival circuit and is now available on Amazon Prime.

Indian Cowboy: A Love-Love Story
Indian Cowboy: A Love-Love Story

 

He is currently in development on "The BOYE Division", an espionage comedy for which he shot an experimental pilot available for viewing on amazon.com. Nikhil is passionate about narrative film, and its impact on society, and vice versa, and offers his thoughts on this topic via his podcast/video series Sinema Story. Connect with Nikhil on twitter @indiancowboy and on facebook @nikhilkamkolkar

Why this film, why now? The project was born out of a desire to both understand and express a perspective on the evolving political drama of the modern world. Societal governance in modern times may seem to have evolved, but behind all the flash are the very ancient forces of power, loyalty, duty and justice.

More About the Screenplay 

"Romeo Replayed" was born out of Nikhil's screenwriting program in the UCLA Professional Screenwriting Program and is a short film exploring a storyworld that has since continued to evolve into a feature screenplay "Assassin Jane". The plan is to shoot the short as a precursor to filming the feature film later this year. 

For a taste of the screenplay development, check out the Assassin Jane screenplay compilation on amazon.com here - http://bit.ly/assassinjane

About the Look for the Film

The goal is to create a highly visual, yet character based story, as suggested in the look reel below.

Look reel for Romeo Replayed: https://youtu.be/lNsxbFyqzBI

Although the look reel was created using stock footage, here's a short film Nikhil directed that has some elements of the cinematic/poetic look we will go for. Wong Kar-wai's visuals will be an inspiration! 

We also plan to add a lot of kinetic energy to the short film. Here's a MoVI test Nikhil did to get a sense of the possibilities. 

Fundraising Goals: During the Production stage, we will use the funds to gather an excellent crew to deliver on the promise of the script, pay for insurance and locations. This is a team of experienced filmmakers, so your money will be in good hands. 

Equipment: The team is self-reliant, not just because it has access to high-end digital cameras and all the equipment needed for actually shooting this project, but also because of the variety of skills available to help generate a high-quality end product. 

Your Support Means Everything!

So come onboard as a friend and supporter of this exciting project. Be sure to watch our look reel that will give you a taste of the mood and tone of this short film. 

We will make it happen! With YOUR help!

Thank you!

Risks and challenges

We will face the standard risks any film production faces. The plus is that we are aware of most of these risks and will mitigate them to the best of our ability. Some risks worth pointing out are - inclement weather that forces us to postpone or reschedule exterior shoots, losing a location for any number of reasons, and illness of talent/crew.

Regardless of any setbacks we may face, we are confident we'll find ways to forge ahead and complete the project.

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