Chase (The)

Genre : Thriller
Type : Fiction
Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2007
Format : Short

The Chase - Produced during the Polar meets Solar student exchange and filmmaking workshop 2006, directed by Indian student Shradda Passi. The Foreign Ministry of Finland has been sponsoring the Polar meets Solar student filmmaking workshop since 1999. To date there have been nine PmS exchanges coordinated and delivered by the directors of the Mohamed Amin Foundation. In 2006, 18 students; six from The Mohamed Amin Foundation, six from the Helsinki Polytechnic, STADIA and six from the Film and Television Institute of India, FTII, combined to make three short films in just 11 days.

The Chase, one of the three films was made by six students working in a cross-cultural team comprised of two students from each institute. Kenya's Stellah Njoroge, MoFORCE 8, was the editor and commended for her effort by the jury. Benson "Mugo" Kahiga, MoFORCE 8 was one of two cameramen.

The Finnish students were Jukka Saharinen - 2nd cameraman and Maija Puska - producer & assistant director. The Indian students were: Anil Radhakrishnan - sound recordist & composer of the music score and Shradda Passi - director. The Chase was adapted from a short story written by Finnish student Johanna Salmi.

The Jury comment on this winning Film
Best Short film : The Chase, by Shradda Pasi entered by The Mohamed Amin Foundation (Kenya): Successful example of how to tell a story through the "simple" use of creative editing, evocative soundtrack and energetic pace…. with a surprising twist.

(source : http://www.screenafrica.com/news/industry/643703.htm)

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