April 22-25th, 2022
India I 11 mins I Thriller, Animated, Action I 2021 I No spoken dialogue
A climate change horror story.
In a flooded, abandoned Kolkata, sea level rise has ravaged the city, which is still achingly recognisable with life teeming in the urban ruins. The Sundarbans forest, a massive mangrove ecosystem to the south, has been
submerged too, forcing all sorts of creatures to move north and into Kolkata in the struggle to survive.
Humans, many of them climate refugees, scavenge the city streets. One morning, a band of humans is attacked by wild tigers. As they flee, a blind child is left behind to face the crazed tiger.
This film plays with the BEYOND THE END OF THE WORLD shorts program online.
About the Artist
A graduate from NID Ahmedabad, Upamanyu Bhattacharyya is an animator, filmmaker, comic artist, & illustrator. He co-directed the highly acclaimed short ,WADE, with Kalp Sanghvi. Asa founding partner of Ghost Animation, Kolkata, he has worked on a wide range of projects for clients including Google, Amazon, Doctors Without Borders, & Penguin. He also has substantial experience working with live action filmmakers, including acclaimed director Mani Ratnam ‘and Academy Award winning composer A.R. Rahman. He is a published comic artist, with stories appearing in anthologies by Harper Collins & Scholastic and has taught numerous courses as a visiting faculty at NID and other film schools. Currently, he is finishing work on his next solo animated short, TEN a dark comedy about he mass exodus from Bangladesh in 1971. He is developing his first animated feature, CITY OF THREADS set in Ahmedabad in the 1960’s.
A graduate from NID Ahmedabad, Kalp Sangvi is an animation filmmaker and illustrator. He co-directed and wrote the highly acclaimed animated short WADE with Upamanyu Bhattacharyya. His main pursuit is telling indigenous stories with local flavor, building on the massive range of yet untold Indian stories. In 2015, he co-founded Ghost Animation, Kolkata. The studio has since been taking the medium of animation to the masses at home and beyond. He has worked on various projects for clients including Penguin, Amazon, Sony Entertainment India, & Animal Planet. He has also worked on title sequences for feature films, including acclaimed director Mani Ratnam’s film ‘OK Kanmani’and ‘102 Not Out’ by Umesh Shukla, featuring Amitabh Bachchan & Rishi Kapoor. His artworks have also been published by Penguin and Scholastic. He is currently developing his first animated series RAJBARI: THE ANCESTRAL HOUSE, a fantasy family drama set in Kolkata.