RUNNERS

By Ankit LOVE, Dainel HAMMERSLEY

KALI ARC - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2012

For the love of film: a set of young filmmakers unite to create the ambitious award winning, MTV No. 1 hit music video 'Beethoven Burst'. Their journey to this achievement is filled with moments of humour, struggle, and success. With music from Ankit Love's critically acclaimed album 'Forever'.

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& Awards

Festival de Cannes 2012
Doc Corner
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary, First film
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 77 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ankit LOVE, Dainel HAMMERSLEY
    • Producer(s)
    • Ankit LOVE (Kali Arc), Natalia CZARNOMSKA (Kali Arc)
    • Synopsis
    • A rare look into the chaotic and pressure world of the independent film-making process. This documentary shows how a young and passionate crew worked together and achieved the seemingly impossible by making the music video "Beethoven Burst" that went on to become a No.1 hit on the MTV Hive Top 100 Chart, was featured on the VH1 "Fresh New Music January" playlist along side videos by Lenny Kravitz Pitbull and Willow Smith, and won a Silver Lei at the Honolulu Film Awards. The doc also peatures fresh and funky music from Ankit Love's critically acclaimed album 'Forever'.
      This fresh crew make it through seven days of creation from building a space ship to flying mermaids, and escaping rising tides at the White Cliffs of Dover. The focus of this heart warming and at times humorous piece is on the runners the little known heroes of the film making process. These inexperienced individuals are fresh out of film school and are thrown into the deep end. They are expected to assist in any and every capacity possible. Giving commentary on their experience, these unique and colourful characters go through a process of fast learning working long hours all for the love of film.
      We also follow the journey of first time producer and director, the recording artist: Ankit Love. In a sleep deprived state he still finds boundless enthusiasm to pull together his ambitious vision. For him it's not just a music video but a science fiction musical short film. With limited resources and time he leads his crew and cast through surprises and challenges that could potentially derail the entire process, while still finding the energy to perform.
      The documentary also captures the multi-cultural yet cohesive nature of the indie film scene in London with interviews from up and coming talents including Latvian actress Egija Zviedre, Canadian choreographer Jennifer Essex, Russian production manager Maria Samoylova, and Cypriot production designer Theo Pitsillidou.
      Not only does this film document the tensions and joys of life on an indie film, but uniquely utilises footage from three of the most in demand formats in indie film-making at the moment: the Cannon 5D, with select rushes and footage from the "Beethoven Burst" music video in Arri Alexa and Red Epic.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jun 01, 2011
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