A homemade short film

I usually try and find some time to spend with my nieces and nephews when they come home. So one day they were at my place and wanted to check out my phone. I asked them if they would be interested in making a ‘movie’. They were excited and I made them say some nonsense dialogues and captured it on the video. When I showed it to them, their excitement knew no bounds. So they wanted to do another ‘movie’. But I wanted to catch up with my sisters and have a chat with them downstairs. So just to get rid of the kids, I told them to come up with a story of their own, write down the dialogues and then I would shoot the movie. I gave them an hour, so that I could be free for some time. But I never thought that they would take it up seriously and return with a written storyline and dialogues in just FIFTEEN MINUTES! πŸ™‚

I was totally surprised and impressed when I looked at the story line. They had a title, dialogues, an interesting ‘horror’ story and even a twist at the end. All these from two kids (Kevin and Anthony) who are just about 10 years old (I have not changed a thing in their story and dialogues). So I called up the other nieces and nephews, asked them to do something or the other. So Divya took care of the make-up, my wifey Sony helped with costumes, Neenu and Minna were hesitant but thenΒ  agreed to play the roles of the vampire and mom respectively. So within 20 minutes, the shoot was complete. Even though this was meant to be some fun work for the kids, I was equally excited as them because this is my first experiment in making a short movie (if you call this a short movie). I had some fun time with post-production experiments too. πŸ™‚ I just finished editing the movie and just uploaded on YouTube. The original cast & crew are yet to see the final product; I intend to show it to them in the coming weekend.

So here comes “The vampire and a family”. The kids would appreciate your comments and I intend to show it to them. πŸ™‚


Story, Screenplay: Kevin, Anthony
Make-up: Divya
Costumes and dubbing assistance: Sony
Starring: Kevin, Anthony, Minna (the mom) and Neenu (the vampire)
Cinematography, editing, sound & visual effects, direction: Their uncle pandit πŸ˜‰

Camera: Nokia E7
Softwares: Windows Live Movie Maker (video), Audacity (audio)