Drama/Comedy - English USA — 2013 – 96 mins
For Sid Sharma, life has not quite worked out the way he planned. A thirty-something disillusioned architect struggling to save his failing marriage, Sid stumbles through his days on a self-destructive
path while holding his wife’s beloved cat hostage. Meanwhile Ashok, Sid’s estranged and widowed father living in Boston, decides to make a last-minute trip to LA for an academic conference. When Ashok arrives at Sid’s doorstep unannounced, the two men begin a journey to mend their strained relationship until Sid discovers the true purpose behind his father’s visit – a woman with whom he had an affair years ago. !Starring Sendhil Ramamurthy, Roshan Seth, Academy Award winner Mary Steenburgen, Justin Bartha, and Academy Award nominated Michael Lerner, BRAHMIN BULLS is a heartfelt and humorous look at the ever-evolving relationship between a father and son, the women in their lives, and the powerful secrets they keep.
Friday Sept 11, 2015 | 7pm
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13729 Research Blvd #1500
Austin, Texas 78750
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INTERVIEW WITH THE MAKERS
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CAST & CREW
Anu Pradhan & Mahesh Pailoor
Executive Produced by
Production Design by
with Michael Lernerand
San Diego Film Festival (WINNER Audience Award)Mumbai Film Festival (World Cinema)
Bahamas International Film Festival
Sonoma Film Festival (WINNER - Best Feature)
Omaha Film Festival
Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles
Newport Beach Film Festival
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
New York Indian Film Festival
Stuttgart Indian Film Festival
Chicago South Asian Film Festival
Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival
Tortonto Reel Asian Film Festival
Mahesh Pailoor is an award winning filmmaker based in Los Angeles. A graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Mahesh went on to continue his studies as a directing fellow at the American Film Institute. While at the AFI, Mahesh was awarded the prestigious Franklin J. Schaffner Fellow Award for the direction of his thesis film, Still Life, which went on to screen at over 20 international film festivals, winning awards at the Heartland, Angelus, and Worldfest Houston film festivals to name a few. Mahesh is an alumnus of the Berlin Talent Campus, Film Independent’s Project Involve and Screenwriting Lab, and the ABC/DGA Directing Fellowship. Along with directing narrative projects, Mahesh has also produced and directed award winning commercials and branded content under his production company Nuclear Tribe. Brahmin Bulls is his first feature film.
CO-WRITER/CO-PRODUCER !Anu Pradhan is an MFA graduate in Directing from the American Film Institute. A Fulbright Scholar in Kathak dance, she began her career with a love for storytelling through live performance that quickly expanded to include film. Prior to her time at AFI, Anu lived in Bombay, India, where she trained in classical dance, acted in films and on stage, and spearheaded a commercial production company’s television division by producing non-fiction programs for national networks. She wrote and directed the Sloan Award winning short film Dharini, which was selected by AFI to represent its Conservatory at the Cannes Film Festival, among other festival screenings around the world. Anu was the writers’ assistant on the NBC Universal/USA Networks show, The Starter Wife starring Debra Messing. She is an alumnus of Film Independent’s Project:Involve. Brahmin Bulls is her first produced feature length screenplay.
As children we grow up under the notion that our parents are infallible; that they are the perfect models for us to aspire to. But as we get older and have families of our own, the realization sets in that they are only human; that they were once just like us, young, hopeful, naïve, and completely capable of messing up.
BRAHMIN BULLS is a story about that reconciliation. It is a story about a father and son learning the truth about each other for the first time as adults. It is a story about family bonds and what it takes to both break them and mend them. With this film, we hope to depict an honest relationship between a father and son that is intimate in nature yet universal in scope.