NATIONAL AWARD winning team, duo Producer-Actor Sanjay Suri & Producer-Director Onir with over 15 years of experience in the Indian Motion Picture Industry have been at the forefront of the current revolution of Independent Cinema in India.
In 2005 they independently produced the path breaking film,“My Brother Nikhil” directed by Onir, which dealt with the Stigma of HIV and homosexuality for first time in India. The film premiered at “Frameline” (San Francisco) followed by winning at Montreal (Image+ Nation film festival) & 20th Milan International LGBT Festival. The film successfully released in March 2005 by India’s biggest privately owned Studio, “Yash Raj Films”. My brother NIKHIL is considered a landmark film in Indian Cinema. Producers 2nd feature film, “Sorry Bhai!” directed by Onir was released in November 2008 and starred Shabana Azmi, Boman Irani, Sanjay Suri, Sharman Joshi and Chitrangda Singh. The film was acquired and released by Mumbai Mantra (Entertainment Division of the Industrial Group Mahindra’s).
“I AM”(National Award Winner for best Hindi language film and lyrics) is their 3rd feature film as Producers. The Film project is one of India’s largest crowd sourced films with 400 Co producers from 40 cities across the world. I AM had its Canadian Premier at the “Vancouver International Film Festival ’2010”. I AM was also officially selected at GUGGENHEIM BERLIN’ 2010, 59TH VALLADOLID FILM FESTIVAL, SPAIN 2011 and Won the NETPAC Award for Best in ASIAN CINEMA and Special Jury Mention at the 15th International Film Festival of Kerala 2010, Winner best film at the London Asian Film Festival and continues its festival screenings. I AM deals with issues and dilemmas that bruise the modern Indian society. After a successful release in India, I AM was released in France in 2012 by Epicenter Distribution.
Producers 4th feature film project “CHAURANGA” directed by Bikas Ranjan Mishra , WINNER GRAND JURY PRIZE FOR BEST FEATURE AT IFFLA ‘2015 (Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles ‘2015), WINNER Best Film at MAMI ‘2014 (MUMBAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL’2014), WINNER INCREDIBLE INDIA AWARD at Film Bazaar 2011 & Goteborg International Film Festival Script development fund as the best Co Production Market Project. The project was also selected for Paris Project 2012. The film had its UAE Premier at the DIFF ‘2014 (Dubai International Film Festival 2014) as part of World Cinema. In 2015, the film was officially selected at NYFF ‘2015 (New York Film Festival ‘2015). Official Selection, Goteborg International Film Festival (2016) and CinemAsia Film Festival, Amsterdam, (2016).
Currently in Post Production is Onir’s next titled “SHAB” &
Samir Soni’s, “MY BIRTHDAY SONG”
Sanjay Suri served as a Jury member at MAMI Festival, 2012 (Mumbai Academy of Moving Images) and as MUHR ARAB FEATURE JURY at the (DIFF) Dubai International Film Festival, 2013. Onir served as a Jury member for selection of India’s entry for foreign film category at the Oscars.
Producers have participated at various Script development Labs, 10th edition of Rotterdam Producers Lab. 2010 / CNC Producers network at the Marché du Film Festival de Cannes and have been members of the Jury members at key festivals and awards. With hundreds of screenings worldwide and winning more than 20 Awards globally the team has the required experience, knowledge and vision along with International exposure of festivals & markets that empowers them with tremendous knowledge of production, creativity, marketing and distribution.
Company focus: Features, Short Films and Digital Content.