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Abu Shahed Emon has returned to Busan with a large film slate

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Abu Shahed Emon, a Bangladeshi filmmaker with close ties to Busan, has returned to the “No Soil on Feet” festival directed by newcomer Mohammad Rabbi Mridha. He personally dared two weeks of quarantine to stay in Busan.

The film, which premiered at the festival’s ‘A Window on Asian Cinema’ strand, follows the plight of an ambulance driver in climate change and his wife’s struggle in a slowly shrinking river delta, while coping with the global issues of climate change, poverty and social ills. Best Live for “Live from Dhaka” at the Singapore International Film Festival, Priyam Archie and Dipanbita Martin (“Made in Bangladesh”).

Eamonn was busy during the epidemic and will continue to be so in the coming months. As a producer, he has a raft of films in different stages of production through Golpo Rajjo Films.

Nur Imran’s (“Orange Rocket”) drama “Patalghar” starring Nusrat Faria, Afsana Mimi, Mamun-ur-Rashid, Raunak Hasan, Nazia Haque Orsha, Fazlur Rahman Babu, Salauddin Lavlu, Moutushi Biswas, Gias Uddin and others. Selim, Nasir Uddin and Mamun ul Haq. Produced jointly by Faridur Reza Sagar and Tahrima Khan and executive produced by Mir Mokarram Hossain, the production is in the final stages. It is a box office multimedia presentation produced by Golpo Razzo Films in collaboration with Impress Telefilm Limited and Batayan Productions.

Golpo Razzo has teamed up with Piplu R Khan’s Applebox Films (“Hasina: A Daughter’s Tale”) for three projects. An untitled drama directed by Khan starring Jaya Ahsan and Mohsina Akter has also almost finished production and is preparing for its world premiere. Ahsan also produces through his C-T movie costumes. In addition, British-Bangladeshi director Sadiq Ahmed (“The Last Tagore”) ‘s Golpo Razzo and Applebox’s horror-mystery-fantasy “A Blessed Man” are set to begin major photography later this year; And Iqbal Hossain Chowdhury’s debut feature, the sports drama “Boli”, which received a grant from the Government of Bangladesh.

“During the journey of her first documentary ‘Hasina: A Daughter’s Tale’, Piplu R. Khan and I toured the DMZ Documentary Festival and Film Bazaar India in Korea and shared a lot of ideas for collaboration and addition of original voices,” said Emon. Diversity. “His first fiction, and the other two films are a reflection of that understanding where we’re trying to create a healthy ground for creating original ideas together.”

Emon is a film consultant at Impress Telefilm, one of the largest studios in Bangladesh, featuring Faridur Reza Sagar and Ibn Hassan Khan’s Emon-directed “Jalal’s Story”, Emon’s co-produced “Antrik Tomar Dhaka Dhaka” and Mostafa Sorayar Farooqi’s “Third Person Singular Number”. Entry of Bangladesh.

Emon has worked as a creative producer on veteran Bangladeshi director Gias Uddin Selim’s drama-romance “Sin-Punya”, starring Chanchal Chowdhury, Shahnaz Sumi, Siam Ahmed and Afsana Mimi, which is currently awaiting theatrical release once the covid situation improves; Niyamul Muktar (“Squirrel”) thriller “Roktojoba”, starring Nusrat Imroz Tisha (2012 “Television near Busan”), which is in the post; And Raihan Rafi’s description of the Bangladesh football team during the war of 191 “Damal”, also starring Vidya Sinha Mim, Shahnaz Sumi, Siam Ahmed and Shariful Raj.

Meghla Mukta starrer Saiful Islam Mannu’s inspirational play “Pair Champ” is also in progress, while Ahsan starrer Mahmud Didar’s social drama “Beauty Circus” is in the post.

Emon is the producer of Tahrima Khan’s sports documentary “Munni”, which won the Can Docs Think-Film Impact Award.

Finally, the Emon-led initiative “A Foolish Man”, which has received some funding from the Asian Cinema Fund in Busan and has participated in the Asian Project Market, and numerous labs, including the Film Market and Locarno Open Door, will be shooting in early 2022.

In 2010, Emon participated in the Asian Film Academy program in Busan, and in 2012 received a scholarship for a filmmaking master’s degree from the Korea National University of the Arts. Also in 2012, Emon’s short “The Container” received an AFA Fellowship Fund from Busan and participated in the festival’s short competition. Her first feature, “The Story of Jalal” (2014), won a post-production award from the Busan Asian Cinema Fund and was a contestant on the New Current Strand. “Sincerely Your Dhaka Dhaka” was part of the Eman Platform Busan program in Busan in 2018 and 2019.

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