Shubham Sinha: What the Cannes Shorts 2021 Nominated Director is Up To?
“Bela”, a 2021 short film starring Suchitra Gosavi, directed by Shubham Sinha and produced by Zeba Khan is up for screening at the esteemed Cannes Shorts 2021 and The Paus Premieres Festival, 2021 London.
Shubham Sinha, hails from the town of Jamshedpur .The director and filmmaker decided to pick up the camera when he was in 10th Standard. At that time, Vikramaditya Motwane was filming Udaan near Sinha’s house and that’s how he had courtside tickets to the filming process. In an interview he recounted, “I was so fascinated to see shoot that Udaan became a turning point in my life.”.
Jamshedpur’s history with film doesn’t just end there, the famous film maker Imtiaz Ali hails from here as well and Sinha has always looked up to his journey. Neither of the two has formally gone to a film school but have let their passion and talent define their art.
Sinha has learnt the tricks of the trade through hands-on experience on film sets, working as an assistant director and being a keen observer Sinha learnt the importance of proper pre and post-production, being active on sets and polishing his own art style.
While he started out in this as an assistant for short films, commercials, and music videos, Shubham Sinha has worked independently from last few years on his own projects – commercials for brands like Lizol, Harpic, Amazon, yes bank, HDFC bank Vaseline etc. Music Videos for singles O Maa, O Maahi, Naari and Mere Khwaab, and short films The Date featuring Vinay Pathak, Purple Scarf featuring Shweta Tiwari .Another feature film that he has been working on is in the stage of pre-production.
When we reached to Shubham to know more about his upcoming endeavours and hopes for the future, he commented, “Well for me, I have been working on couple of new projects, one of my recently directed commercials is also scheduled for the air soon . The Short film Purple Scarf will soon release on OTT Platform. I am eagerly looking forward to the Cannes Shorts and The Paus Premieres Festival! On a larger scale, I have hopes for the film industry as a whole. With OTT coming in a big way , I hope to see greater opportunities for new talents and professionals engaged in film making process . At last for me , My team is very important as the success of Film Making largely depends on the hard work and passion exhibited by each member of the team of the project .”