Onir and Sanjay Suri, who recently won two national awards for their crowd-funded film I Am have turned to crowd funding again for their upcoming project Chauranga, to be directed by Bikas Mishra.
Chauranga, a fictional account of six days in a dark corner of India, tells the story of class oppression in rural India.
This project was part of Screenwriters’ Lab at Locarno Film Festival and ScriptStation at Berlin Talent Campus. It won “Incredible India” Award for the best project at the co-production of NFDC FIlm Bazar, Goa 2011 and also received Script and Project Development Funding from Goteborg International Film Festival, Sweden. It was recently invited for Paris Project, the co-prodction market of Paris International Film Festival 2012.
Chauranga has also been crowd-sourcing talent. Its publicity designer was chosen by an open contest on social media website Facebook. Onir’s Anticlock films also ran a hunt for background score designer on Facebook and sample tracks were uploaded for public voting.