Kia and Cosmos – footnotes and diary entries

I was making a film called Kia and Cosmos. Thus, it’s been a while since I posted something as a blog or something. In fact, this place was dormant like many other spaces of my life where I had the luxury of expressing. However, I have been diligent enough to take footnotes while I filmed and the entire journey of making this film and now, I have more than hundreds of very interesting anecdotes and observations to share…

Maybe these will be far from what my film is all about. But, they are personal accounts and are inquisitively argumental about the entire profession.

The Introduction is the Conclusion

So, I was trying to write a few things about my recent understanding of life. Mostly trying to reflect on the lessons learnt while making a film. In a way, I wanted to write an account of the footnotes I took while making a film. And, I sincerely believe that film is definitely a medium that is made to depict life in its most real and raw form. I don’t believe in any other theory what so ever!

So, when I started writing about the filmmaking journey, the first two words that come to my mind are passion and contradiction. And before I could start my writing, there was a sunset that I went to capture and then there were some messages exchanged on Whatsapp with a few of my closest people and then I got back to writing again.

I realised I want to write something else now. And I opened the power thesaurus and typed ‘passion’…

Here is what it showed…

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I will give it a try later…

The last that I can tell you is that we are at the final stage of post-production and the film is ready to test its mettle with the festival jury across the world. While I try and reach out to more souls with my story on screen, my encounters with life are somewhat fascinating as well. They are testing and rewarding at the same time.

The next round of diary entries will not culminate in a screenshot, I can promise. In fact, they will eventually be the ones where I can possibly describe (read express) my journey with each and everyone associated with the film with some interesting anecdotes, sometimes not in modesty but every time with complete honesty. It will be fun!

About the Film: Kia and Cosmos, is an independent feature film presented by Prachi Kanodia and is set in the city of Kolkata (erstwhile Calcutta) and Kalimpong in West Bengal. It revolves around the distinctive life of a 15-year-old girl diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorders, who lives with her single mother, and her audacious journey from Kolkata to Kalimpong whilst investigating the death of neighbourhood cat. A series of twists and turns aid the unfolding of this 120-minute adolescent-mystery-drama. Stay tuned!

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