BANGALORE - 40+ days to get shooting location permissions at a 180-year old building in the heart of Bangalore, unseen and unheard of by the commercial world. A quaint building that stood testament to the noble work of charity for the orphaned girl child.
A unique Filmapia location for the Kannada movie 'Kinaare' (released on 28 Sep 2018) - a location still living and breathing "vintage", a walk back into the quaint old world, right in the heart of now-bustling Bangalore.
When the film crew landed at the location for the first time, every actor and crew member was in awe of its aura and simplicity in today's world.
And the Director insisted that this particular location fit his vision and also resonated with his movie. This gave Filmapia a difficult goal to accomplish.
This location and shooting proved to be our most 'Exclusive Learning' experience. Exclusive, because it took us 40+ days of tiding through red tape, non-existent policies and administrative blunders just to get permissions to shoot here and it was not even a government property!
Learning, because the curve was indeed steep!
Things that worked for us - a lot of patience, some contacts, some out-of-the-box thinking and ofcourse Providence
Shooting 40% of the movie there...well! That's another story for another day!
Debut director, debut actor, virgin locations, unique style of filmmaking on a socially-sensitive subject and great music. We wish 'Kinaare' all the best!