Streaming April 28-May 1st, 2023
India I 27 mins I Drama I 2021 I Bengali, English
w/ English subtitles
'Iris Prize - Best British Short' - Film4 & Pinewood Studios
Official Selection: BFI Flare, OUTFEST, Kashish, San Diego Int'l Film Festival, & Korea Queer Film Festival
When a mysterious gatecrasher appears at their wedding, Madhav and Sufi are forced to face past secrets and reflect on what makes a family.
About the Artist
Shiva Raichandani is a multidisciplinary non-binary artist whose works harness the power of storytelling to create inclusive spaces for positive gender-expansive representation in media.
Shiva is a screenwriter, director, and producer for film and TV. As an awardee of the inaugural Netflix Documentary Talent Fund, they directed a short film called PEACH PARADISE, which premiered on TikTok’s first-ever live film showcase. Shiva’s independent short QUEER PARIVAAR won the prestigious BAFTA-qualifying Iris Prize ‘Best British Short’ award, making it available for broadcast and streaming on Channel 4.
More recently, Shiva’s documentary ALWAYS, ASIFA (commissioned by Together TV’s Diverse Film Fund 2022) premiered at the BFI’s London Film Festival. Shiva was a semi-finalist on Britain’s Got Talent; competed on India’s and France’s Got Talent; participated in an exclusive Netflix short film; delivered a TEDx and 'Google - I am Remarkable’ talk; & performed at Cannes Lions.
Shiva also freelances as a speaker and consultant on inclusive LGBTQIA+ practices for corporate and non-profit organisations, and is a D&I Content Consultant at New Inclusion.
Shiva has degrees in Psychology, Counselling, and Media Communication. Born in Hong Kong, raised in Dubai and Indonesia, educated in India, and currently based in London, they are an ideal example of a global citizen with rich sensitivity to diverse cultures.
Writer/Director: Shiva Raichandani
Screenwriter(s): Amani Saeed & Shiva Raichandani
Associate Producer(s): Prima Alam
British LGBT Awards
Exec: Producer(s): Huma Qazi
DOP: Darius Shu
Prod Design: Kaajel Patel
Make-Up: Amrita Mudan & Maha Alselami
Styling: Laura Laas & Qamar Usman
Featured Cast: Shiva Raichandani
Film Editor(s): Alex Balcombe
Colorist: Sarah Buxton
Music: Rushil & Leo Kalyan
Sound Design: Dan Pugsley & Eliran Sivan (Cassini Sound) Jane Lo
Post-Production House: Goldcrest