Magazine article Variety

Helmer Singh Unveils Film Slate

Magazine article Variety

Helmer Singh Unveils Film Slate

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PUSHPENDRA SINGH, director of Busan New Currents nominee "Ashwatthama," has unveiled several upcoming projects.

First up will be "Shifting Lines of the Desert," a documentary about the changing religious dynamics among the Manganiyar musicians in India. The film is supported by Busan's Asian Network of Documentary Fund. Most of the film has been shot. Singh took a hiatus to shoot "Ashwatthama" and will complete the documentary by early 2018.

Singh's next fiction feature is "Kenchuli," an adaptation of acclaimed writer Vijayan Detha's story. "Kenchuli" is due to commence principal photography in December 2018. Marudhar Arts, Crawling Angel Films and ASR Films, the companies behind "Ashwatthama," are backing "Kenchuli" and are in the process of securing the $350,000 budget.

"Ashwatthama" was completed with the support of Busan's ACF Post-Production Fund. It will world premiere Oct. 15. …

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