Megha Priya Sunil from Kerala releases debut short film, about a young girl who dares to dream big

Although Megha Priya Sunil is extra keen on thriller and thriller movies, her début Malayalam short movie, Megha, falls in a completely totally different style.

The movie, scripted, directed and edited by her, is about a young girl who ignores the naysayers and achieves her dream of turning into an astronaut. The 15-minute film, shot solely in Thiruvananthapuram, was launched on YouTube on April eight and has garnered over 7,120 views and counting.

“Making a short film of my own has been a dream of mine. As I found my daily routine monotonous, I decided to finally act upon a story thread I had in mind,” says Megha Priya, a second-year journalism scholar at Mar Ivanios College.

After turning the thought into a script, she learn it out to Anathakrishnan Prakash, a pal of hers, who agreed to do the cinematography. Megha, who acted in Transition, a short movie by Krishnanunni Mangalath, and Sir, Oru Additional Sheet by Keerthan Dinesh, says that many of the forged for Megha have been from Transition, whereas the crew have been college students from her faculty. “It may be an amateur team and I am lucky that my dad, CK Sunil, who is supportive of my goals in life, agreed to produce the film. The movie was shot over three weekends with a budget of ₹8,000.”

Saranga H (as the young Megha) and Krishna Kanth in a scene from the short film Megha

Saranga H (because the young Megha) and Krishna Kanth in a scene from the short movie Megha
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As she has no prior expertise in modifying, Megha Priya realized from varied on-line tutorials and her seniors in school. “A cause why I wished to make a short movie is as a result of I would like to develop into a movie editor. I’m fascinated by how an editor takes uncooked footages and splices them collectively to create a lovely movie. The modifying world remains to be an all-male bastion with a simply a handful of ladies within the area. I hope to change that. Megha is for folks who dare to dream big and I hope they are going to be impressed by my movie. For, if a village girl can someday stroll on the moon, anybody can realise their aim in life in the event that they put their coronary heart and soul into it,” says the 20-year-old.

Megha Priya is at present posting small movies on her every day routine throughout this lockdown interval on Instagram.

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