GLORIOUS DEAD

GLORIOUS DEAD
A Film by Dr Sudeep Ranjan Sarkar

Glorious Dead is an amazingly daring project. The movie is much more than a narrative storytelling. It assumes the dimension of a Magnum Opus by the sheer audacity of its drama. The movie begins from the time of first human and moves seamlessly between a pseudo-religious societal brahminical order that is gradually demolished by seemingly powerless women, to the story of a legendary German actress living in seclusion in Cannes and slow unraveling of a larger than life aura of an Indian Film Director and the libidinous relationship of him with his cantankerous actress by a seemingly illusionary Lucifer and his female companion. They both, the illusionary Lucifer and his companion, teaches the German actress emancipation from restricting thoughts of glory, darkness, and the frailty of fame. The entire narrative stems from the seemingly harmless journey of four forest women through the treachery of ego, and the ensuing human sins and their subsequent actions which leave everlasting impressions on every character of the movie thereafter. They, the characters of the movie seem to be guided by the actions of the four women. The movie is absurdly simplistic at times and yet it leaves a latent question that can only be deciphered by the viewer. The magical clement of this movie unbelievably created by filming with not a conventional camera, but the very Ubiquitous iphone, and in this case an iphone 8plus. The phone is the surprise element of the entire filmmaking craft ably aided by professional quality Filmic Pro App and few Ztylus lenses. The phone gives such versatility and reach to the Director which otherwise isn’t possible with conventional cameras. The phone becomes somewhat invisible by virtue of its size and it captures dimension that open up a plethora of opportunities for the director. The inbuilt memory (in this case 256 GB) and good battery made this magical cinema possible.

Cast & Crew

Concept & Direction

Sudeep Ranjan Sarkar

Producer

Rita Jhawar

Production Company

NEZ Moving Pixels

Cinematographer

Sanchayan Chakraborty

Editor

Pravash Seal

Associate Director

Pratik Das

VFX

Anamitra Paul

Make up

Pinaki Chakraborty

Stylist

Reshmi Sharma

Actor

Sokol Martin Pepkolaj, Gisella Berk, Aline Castilia, Parijat Chakraborty, Neha Kapoor, Rashmi Sharma, Dilraj Uday, Sanjit Jha, Ravi Shankar Sharma, Madhu Roy, Mandeep Ghai, Ektashri, Rita Jhawar, SRS

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+ Synopsis

GLORIOUS DEAD
A Film by Dr Sudeep Ranjan Sarkar

Glorious Dead is an amazingly daring project. The movie is much more than a narrative storytelling. It assumes the dimension of a Magnum Opus by the sheer audacity of its drama. The movie begins from the time of first human and moves seamlessly between a pseudo-religious societal brahminical order that is gradually demolished by seemingly powerless women, to the story of a legendary German actress living in seclusion in Cannes and slow unraveling of a larger than life aura of an Indian Film Director and the libidinous relationship of him with his cantankerous actress by a seemingly illusionary Lucifer and his female companion. They both, the illusionary Lucifer and his companion, teaches the German actress emancipation from restricting thoughts of glory, darkness, and the frailty of fame. The entire narrative stems from the seemingly harmless journey of four forest women through the treachery of ego, and the ensuing human sins and their subsequent actions which leave everlasting impressions on every character of the movie thereafter. They, the characters of the movie seem to be guided by the actions of the four women. The movie is absurdly simplistic at times and yet it leaves a latent question that can only be deciphered by the viewer. The magical clement of this movie unbelievably created by filming with not a conventional camera, but the very Ubiquitous iphone, and in this case an iphone 8plus. The phone is the surprise element of the entire filmmaking craft ably aided by professional quality Filmic Pro App and few Ztylus lenses. The phone gives such versatility and reach to the Director which otherwise isn’t possible with conventional cameras. The phone becomes somewhat invisible by virtue of its size and it captures dimension that open up a plethora of opportunities for the director. The inbuilt memory (in this case 256 GB) and good battery made this magical cinema possible.

+ Cast & Crew

Cast & Crew

Concept & Direction

Sudeep Ranjan Sarkar

Producer

Rita Jhawar

Production Company

NEZ Moving Pixels

Cinematographer

Sanchayan Chakraborty

Editor

Pravash Seal

Associate Director

Pratik Das

VFX

Anamitra Paul

Make up

Pinaki Chakraborty

Stylist

Reshmi Sharma

Actor

Sokol Martin Pepkolaj, Gisella Berk, Aline Castilia, Parijat Chakraborty, Neha Kapoor, Rashmi Sharma, Dilraj Uday, Sanjit Jha, Ravi Shankar Sharma, Madhu Roy, Mandeep Ghai, Ektashri, Rita Jhawar, SRS
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Awards

  • Best Director – Jury
  • Best Screenplay
  • Best Music
  • Official Selection – Director
  • Official Selection – Actor
  • Official Selection – Actress
  • Best Jury
  • Best Music
  • Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival, Los Angeles
  • Miami Independent Film Festival, Florida
  • 7th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival – 17