chat Ashok Amritraj seeks filmmakers for docu-series that reflect the UN’s Millennium Development Goals
“This is the kind of thing I’d like to do. Bridge nations and bring together cultures…,” says Ashok Amritraj about his “Chance of a Lifetime.”
The United Nations, Variety magazine, Ashok Amritraj’s California-based Hyde Park and Abu Dhabi’s Image Nation (which maintains strategic partnership with Hyde Park) come together for “Chance of a Lifetime,” a documentary series on themes that reflect the UN’s Millennium Development Goals. Giving details during his visit to Chennai, the filmmaker says the hunt is on for documentary filmmakers for a series that would bring together talent from India, Singapore and the Middle East.
“This will be a one-of-a-kind series for the UN. We are working with competent local groups to scrutinise applications and shortlist the aspirants. Only four persons will make the cut from each region for the shoot. The best thing about the initiative is that each team will have a member from different countries. So the winning team will have participants from India, Singapore and the Middle East. .
The shooting with shortlisted participants will take place in Mumbai in March next year. The winning documentary will be screened at the UN and its various programmes worldwide besides being shown and feted by Variety at Cannes next year. The process of identifying the television network for telecasting the series is on. Those who wish to apply can write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
T. KRITHIKA REDDY