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    : "AMMA" (Tamil) SHORT FILM


    Brothers, sisters, & elders around the world,
    Good Morning. This is Prabhaharan Art Director.  I have attached the details about my short film which is participating in CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2011. Im expecting the great favor from u for my future.The publicity wat u r going to give to me is more important in my life and my future. Pl do the best and help me. I can do the formalities in proper way. Pl and tanq.


    Name : "AMMA" (Tamil) SHORT FILM

    Production : John Pennycuick Productions

    Produced by : M. Prabhaharan and Apitha Prabhaharan

    Running Time : 35 mins


    Director : M. Prabhaharan (Art Director)

    Background score : "Maestro" Illayaraja

    Story : Pushpa Thangadurai

    Cinematography : "Mayna" Sukumar

    Editing : Muthulakshmi Varadhan

    Art Director : Annadurai

    Sound Designing : G. Tharanipathy

    Pro : "Nikhil" Murugan


      Mark Antrobus    -   Father Danial

    Archana              -   Mulli

    Annadurai           -   Postman

    My film shot at Kodaikanal in 4 shooting days. This is my first venture in Direction. My movie selected and participating in CANNES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2011 and In the year 2011 its also going to participate in Moscow International film festival, Chicago International film festival, Orlando film festival and few more International festivals.

    The story based on Sri . Pushpa Thangadurai's (Nearly 79 years old ) short story which was wrote by him many years before. He is one of the familiar writer in Tamil Novel and short story writers past one decade and he achieved many literary awards for his write ups. 

    The very special in this film is background score. Its from our "Maestro" Illayaraja sir.
    First time he is doing International Short film and that is a big credit for my film and i am proud of it. Obviously his wonderful background score gives life to the characters and the film. Especially this time he did music only for International viewers. The music came out International standard and its not in Indian style. The Instruments like Piano, violin, flute and Cello are participate more in his play and gave great feel and mood in the background score.  My grateful respect to him.

    Mr. Sukumar the Cinematographer who  everyone knows him from "Mayna". His fabulous job gave wonderful viewing of the film. Recently he got his Best Cinematographer Award in "Norway International Tamil Film Festival" for the movie "Mayna".

    Mr.Mark Antrobus - An Anglo - American who settled in Kodaikanal past 40 years is Acting in the leading role as Father Danial. He has given wonderful performance and feel in the film for his character. He performed like a professional actor in scenes.  

    The school going girl, child Archana, the second lead role of this film has done her job wonderful in the film as "MULLI". She has also acted in the film "Mayna" as childhood heroine role. She is living in a small village called Seelaiyampatti near Chinnamanur in Theni district.

    And Im Prabhaharan Art director doing my first film in Direction. I have the experience in South Indian film Industry past 15 years as an Art director. I have done more than 60 feature films, nearly 45 TV programs and more than 30 Ad films. I got my Tamilnadu Government's State award  two times,for my first film Pullakuttikaran and Poovellam un vaasam in the year1995 and 2001, SICA award for 2003,V.Shanntharam award for 2003, Star vijay TV award for 2007, Anandha vikatan award for 2009, Dinakaran award for 2004,Priya cultural acadamy award for 2002,Variety award for 2002 and few more home awards.


    Kumar srinivas

    photo/video Journalist


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