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Evāngelō- A Short film!

This short film is an attempt to present the intricacies an artist faces, as the artist combats to trace his elusive dreams to lithographs. While being in an intimate affair; the artist, who continues his quest’ to bring clarity to his dreams, quite unexpectedly meets a person whose presence becomes an impetus to divulge the artist’s self. The short film, inspired from some real life scenarios, attempts to interpret the mantles of fantasy of the artist whose subject of desire and sexual orientation remains curious till the artist comes in terms with his self.

Crew: JIjo Kuriakose (Direction), Fayaz Abdul Razaq (DOP), Sarun Surendran (Editing).

Location: Munnar and Cochin.
Tentative Shooting Period: March end-mid April
Final Out: April
Festival Submissions: April/May Onwards

The total budget for Film Pre Production, Production, Post Production Festival Film Submission & Cast is Rs. 3,25,000. The fund raised shall be primarily deployed for the production expenses involving shooting equipment rent, payment for cinematographer and editor, travel and location hiring expenses, artists remuneration and costumes, promotional expenses and festival submission charges etc.  
  • Travel to various in and out of state locations – 50000
  • Stay for cast and crew, at shooting location, for a week- 25000
  • Food and other expenses- 15000
  • Payment for artists(3 persons)- 50000
  • Camera/Lens/Light Equipments Rent- 60000
  • Cinematographer-  25000
  • Editor- 20000
  • Lyrics and BGM- 15000
  • Festival Submission charges(foreseeing at-least 10 international film festival submission)- 30000
  • Title logo/poster design- 5000
  • Online promos-5000
  • Tax and Service Charge for the  fundraiser portal- 25000


Your support for this movie project shall shore up creating of Independent Films focusing on LGBTIQ lives and relationships, in India.

Director’s Bio: Jijo Kuriakose, works as a SOGI consultant for project Vistara by SAATHII. He is also an artist, photographer, writer and film maker. Considering his efforts and contributions in area of LGBTIQ human rights he was invited by the Department of State and Cultural Affairs USA, for its IVLP fellowship program in Aug 2018. His first attempt in area of film making, was Njān Sānjo(a short documentary), done in May 2019, which has been selected for around a dozen film festivals in India and abroad. He passionately looks forward to create more films which carry essence and realities of queer relationships from the regional context.

References:
1) https://www.youthkiawaaz.com/2019/06/njan-sanjo-a-trans-mans-narrative-documentary/
2) https://feminisminindia.com/2019/06/12/njan-sanjo-review-trans-man/
3) http://gaysifamily.com/2019/07/17/jijo-kuriakose-on-his-latest-short-film-njan-sanjo-the-story-of-a-trans-man-in-his-own-words/
4) https://www.indulgexpress.com/entertainment/cinema/2019/jun/21/documentary-njaacuten-saacutenjo-provides-insight-into-the-life-of-a-transman-from-kerala-15853.html
5) https://newsjizz.in/47485-three-films-with-a-kerala-connection-will-be-presented-at-the-chicago-south-asian-film-festival.html
6) https://www.republicworld.com/india-news/general-news/rainbow-lit-fest-delhi-to-host-its-first-queer-and-inclusive-lit-fest.html
7) http://www.gaylaxymag.com/articles/entertainment/3-remarkable-short-films-screened-at-q-loid-kochi/
8) https://www.thehindu.com/society/a-rugged-body-of-work-jijo-kuriakoses-photographs-capture-the-chemistry-between-male-bodies/article24288133.ece

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24th July 2020
Hi,

Currently unable to send expenses sheet due to the pandemic scenes. Thanks for your valuable support for the project, which shall continue to get realized at the earliest. Stay tuned for updates!

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Hi,

Currently unable to send expenses sheet due to the pandemic scenes. Thanks for your valuable support for the project, which shall continue to get realized at the earliest. Stay tuned for updates!

Regards
Stay Safe!
31st January 2020
Dear All,

Thank you all for your support.

We are withdrawing some funds to meet the pre-production expenses for the short film project, including location hunt, space booking and advance payments for the cast and crew!

Please keep supporting and sharing the campaign
Dear All,

Thank you all for your support.

We are withdrawing some funds to meet the pre-production expenses for the short film project, including location hunt, space booking and advance payments for the cast and crew!

Please keep supporting and sharing the campaign
Rs.145,432 raised

Goal: Rs.325,000

Beneficiary: Jijo info_outline

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