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About this project

 

update #7: we are a Kickstarter "Project We Love"!!

update #5: check out nikhil's pilot for an espionage comedy series 

What is "Romeo Replayed" about?

Two cities. One ruled by a cunning President, and the other by a ruthless King. The King sends his best assassin to end the President's right hand man, but she uncovers a dark secret that will forever change her life, and the fate of these two cities. 

"Romeo Replayed" is a short film that acts as a prologue to a feature film also written by Nikhil Kamkolkar.

About the Look for the Film

Romeo Replayed is a highly visual story that is rooted in strong characters. Nikhil created a look reel for discussion with cast and crew. 

https://youtu.be/lNsxbFyqzBI

The look reel uses licensed stock footage.

What's done, what's left?

Screenplay Development

Writer-Filmmaker Nikhil Kamkolkar conceived and developed this fantasy storyworld during his UCLA Professional Screenwriting program. The development process yielded a series of drafts that are compiled in screenplay book http://bit.ly/assassinjane and is available as a reward!

Nikhil has workshopped the script and organized screenplay readings with a group of talented actors in New York City.

Pre-Production

Cameras and Workflow

The film will be shot as a two-camera shoot on the RED EPIC-W and RED EPIC Dragon Cameras. Production and post-production workflows for this film are being finalized.

Production and Set Design

Creating a believable storyworld that doesn't feel like the contemporary world of today, is not easy. The bible for production design, costume design, and post-production assets such as matte paintings, digital set extensions, etc., is in progress. 

Who's in the film?  Who plays the lead roles?

As you can see from Nikhil's previous projects, ("Indian Cowboy: A Love-Love Story"), you can expect a diverse, talented and strong cast! 

Back this project to get updates on our casting process!

Why this film? Why now? 

Is the ever-evolving political system of the modern world truly improving? Isn't societal governance in modern times still powered by the very ancient human qualities of loyalty, power, duty and justice?

Such questions and the political drama around the world form the genesis for this film, and the reason why Nikhil has pursued this project for several years. 

The film's purpose is to entertain, not take sides or pontificate, but the filmmakers will be thrilled if it raises the level of debate and conversation.   

Why a Kickstarter? How will you spend the money?

We are on Kickstarter to meet you! 

Our future audience, our future backers, and our future collaborators! Our pledge level starts at $1 for a reason. We want you onboard with us, and we don't want money to be a reason for that to not happen. 

Please join us on this journey!

The funds raised in this kickstarter will be used for a single purpose: location fees

Never heard of this 'Nikhil Kamkolkar' guy...  

That's alright! Nikhil likes to be behind the camera. Most of the times anyways. 

Nikhil is a writer-filmmaker, by way of computer science/sci-fi/fantasy nerd. When he isn't questioning the nature of reality, he's busy trying to make films that do that for him. One of his favorite films is The Matrix, and one of his favorite TV shows is Westworld... see a pattern emerging?

He can sometimes be found drumming away somewhere in the middle of Adventure Land in Disneyworld hanging with his favorite people in the whole wide world - his family!

 

Indian Cowboy: A Love-Love Story

Nikhil Kamkolkar wrote and directed his debut feature film, "Indian Cowboy: A Love-Love Story", shot in New York/New Jersey on 35mm film (yes, film!)

Indian Cowboy found success on the festival circuit and is on Amazon and even became the subject of a PhD dissertation

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

 

The BOYE Division

Nikhil is currently in development on "The BOYE Division", an espionage comedy. An experimental pilot can be found on amazon.com http://amzn.to/28KCsHM

Nikhil is passionate about narrative film, its impact on society, and vice versa. He explores that aspect via his podcast/video series Sinema Story

Here are two Shakespeare-inspirted short film projects directed by Nikhil. 

Sonnet 81 (for Sonnet Project NYC)


Tyranny: A short film 

Based on a Shakespearean Sonnet

NoFilmSchool Articles by Nikhil Kamkolkar

On Amazon Video Direct

http://nofilmschool.com/2016/05/why-i-chose-amazon-self-distribute-my-film

Four Part Series on Podcasting

http://nofilmschool.com/2016/08/so-you-wanna-podcast-part-one-before-you-begin

Mashable Interview

http://mashable.com/2016/06/09/amazon-video-direct-creators-playground-plan/#j4KQsTU0h5qq

Questions? Just ask Nikhil!

twitter @indiancowboy

facebook http://www.facebook.com/nikhilkamkolkar

instagram https://www.instagram.com/nikhilnyc/

youtube http://bit.ly/kamkolfilmtv-youtube

imdb http://www.imdb.me/nikhilkamkolkar

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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