A ‘touch’ing video

Ananthu Dileep Kurup talks about ‘Touch’, a one-minute video scripted and directed by him that has made to the IATAS-Emmy Awards
A ‘touch’ing video

KOCHI: Ascreaming baby consoled by just a touch. Mothers have this magical power to restore order with the smallest of gestures. Touch, a one minute video scripted and directed by Ananthu Dileep Kurup, explores this. Produced under the banner of Indywood, the 60-second shot is one of the entries at International Academy of Television, Arts and Science’s JCS International Young Creatives Award (IATAS-Emmy Awards). “There were entries from 31 countries,” said Ananthu. 

Touch is based on the theme ‘Woman Peacemaker’ and it shows how a mother takes care of her family. “When I heard the theme the first image that came to mind was that of a mother, a homemaker who is eternally concerned about your well-being,” he said. The one-minute video was completed in just 14 hours. “We started a couple of days before the deadline. There was an age limit for participating and as per the guidelines we couldn’t enter films with more than sixty second duration.

It was first planned with just two characters, the mother and the baby. But later we added two others as well,” he said. Vishnu Puthiyaparambath has wielded the camera for the film while the editing is done by Mahesh Ravindran. Touch is shot with minimal dialogues and Ananthu says the visuals are enough to communicate the concept. “Very often a mother’s presence and touch will give you that much-needed peace of mind. You don’t have to depend on language to express that sense of belonging,” he said. 

Touch is currently going through the audience poll round along with other entries and the winners will declared by October first week. “We always encourage young talents and promote their innovative ideas. The selection to Emmy awards is a remarkable achievement and our team with their passion to movies has made our country proud on international platform,” said  Indywood Founder Director Sohan Roy.

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