A Rose Seller In Prague | Short Film by Rajdeep Dhanuka | Crowdfunding | Milaap
A Rose Seller In Prague | Short Film by Rajdeep Dhanuka | Crowdfunding
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    Rajdeep Dhanuka

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A Rose Seller in Prague (Prodejce růží v Praze)

The film recounts the life-story of an old Czech woman, told from the point of view of her granddaughter.
This story is told in several chapters based on the different stages in the life of our old woman, Tereza. And these chapters talk about innocence, fear, love, courage, pain, loneliness, and many other emotions that each one of us go through in our lives.
It is thus composed of elements of biography, drama, novel, retro, historical/political events.

- A really solid team that is coming together to create magic.
- Some of the best equipment and technology at our disposal. The film will be shot on the Arri Alexa. For sound we are using the Marantz with Sennheiser mics. Will be edited on Avid.
- Locations that work very well with the story.

Your love and support. Even the smallest amount that you pledge takes us closer to making the film a reality. You can also help us by sharing out campaign on Facebbok, WhatsApp, etc. 

- We are trying to make the best possible film we can, so that at the end of the day you don't just watch it, you experience it.
- We promise that all our supporters will find their names in the credits of the film. 
- We shall send you illustrated posters of the film with your name on it.
- Also exclusive behind the scenes and insights into the whole process of making the film will be shared. 
- A private link to the film, upon its completion, before its worldwide online release, shall also be share.
- Our biggest supporters will be credited as the executive producers of the film.

It all started back in November last year with an image of an old lady selling roses. Then came the ideas to supplement the image, and out of that emerged the story. The film has now taken a life of its own and we are only nurturing it as it grows every day.
We have fallen in love with the idea, the story and the characters… and we believe that this story needs to be told on film.

The film deals with a broad period in history, from the late 1940s to present day.
A major part of the film is thus going to be shot in a house in Sýkořice, a village 48 kms from Prague. It is a place that still has the essence of the 20th century intact under its roof.
The rest of it will be shot in several locations within Prague.
We are young filmmakers from different parts of the world studying filmmaking in Prague, Czech Republic. We have worked together on a number of short films here. And this time, we have teamed up in our mutual love of the story we are going to tell. We also have with a big cast of professional, semi-professional, and non-professional actors. 

Rajdeep Dhanuka [Writer - Director]

Rajdeep is an Indian filmmaker studying at Prague Film School. He is an aspiring writer, director with a few short films to his name so far.
Previous work at PFS:
Entre Deux Stations (Between Stations) [French short film] Writer-Director-Editor

Christine Leuhusen [Director of Photography]

Christine is a Swedish Cinematographer at Prague Film School. She has previously worked on a number of successful short films and music videos. We are glad to have her on board.
You can check out her works here:

Amanda Erixon Ekelund [Sound Mixing]

Hailing form Sweden, Amanda is a super talented filmmaker herself with an elaborate skillset. She has worked on multiple films as director and as important crew member.

Oliver Pilemand [Assistant Director]

This young man from Denmark shall one day be among the most well-known Danish filmmakers. Direction, sound, and organisation are his areas of specialisation.

Krisha Nahar [Art Director]

Krisha is a filmmaker from Mumbai and is currently studying at the School. She has worked with the director as Art Director in his previous project too. She has an eye for detail and is very precise with set decoration and colours.

Alejandro Bordier Garcia De Leaniz [Production Manager] 

Deriving influence from the French New Wave, Alex has evolved as a filmmaker. He has directed a number of short films and was an actor in the director’s previous film. He is a great asset both on and off set.

Aaryaman Kutty [Gaffer/AC]

Aaryaman is a Director/Cinematographer from India. He has worked on a big number of ad-films in Mumbai with much respected professionals in this field. His own shorts have been very well received too.

Sky O’Hara [Hair, Make-Up & SFX]

Sky is a super talented make-up artist. She is the only crew member not for PFS, and we are glad to have her with us.

Shubhranshu Chaudhary [Sound Design] 

Shubh is an Indian Director/Cinematographer/Sound designer. He does magic with the sound. He has also worked on numerous successful projects in India and in Prague.

The Team

The film we are making is a student film that can only be put together with a lot of favours from many people. Given that, we have tried to constrain the budget as much as we could with the production and logistics of the film. The amount of flexibility and freedom is, like always, very limited.
We have worked out a target of 48,000 czk (Czech Koruna) which translates to about 1,52,000 INR / 2330 USD.
The funds we raise for this film will go towards the practical aspects of producing this film.

Any amount you donate will take us a step closer to make the film a reality…

We are a bunch of storytellers who have left behind the comforts of our homes and jobs to submit ourselves to the medium. Although it is not as easy as it seems, we do it because this is what we love to do, and this is all we can do. From the pages of the screenplay to the flickering lights on the screens, the films we make evolve through a long journey of casting, rehearsal, blocking, set design, lighting, costumes, locations, make-up, etc.
This project is close to us and we wish to bring to life some of the many emotions you, me, and all of us experience, through this cinematic medium. We have put in ourselves thoroughly into the film. But now, if there are no funds, if there is no support from your end, there is no film. And not only will all the mental, emotional and physical hard-work that we have put in so far be lost, but also it would be injustice to the story…
We are not making this film for profits. It’s just an expression, a story that we want to bring to you, a story that we want to experience. And to make it a reality, we need your financial and moral support.
In return for all your support, we have planned a series of rewards that we hope will, to some extent, repay both your faith in us and interest in our story.

The script is ready. We are well into the pre-production phase of this film. Casting and Locations have been confirmed. Shoot starts on 28th April, 2018 and ends on 2nd May, 2018. Following the shoot, post-production will take a couple of months’ time before the film goes online.

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