Leslie Champagne And Pip GilmourIts feature documentary “Call Me Dancer” will have its world premiere Santa Barbara International Film FestivalIn competition for Best Documentary, on February 9, followed by its premiere in New York Dance at the Camera Film Festival Feb. 10 at Lincoln Center
The film follows Manish ChauhanA young and talented street dancer from Mumbai who struggles against her parents’ insistence that she follow a traditional path. When she accidentally walks into an inner-city dance school and encounters a 70-year-old Israeli ballet master. Yehuda MaorA hunger develops in her and she is determined to make it as a professional dancer, but the odds are stacked.
Filmed in India, Israel, the UK and the US, the dance documentary features original songs Jay SeanMusic by Bangladeshi-American hip-hop artist Anik Khan and a score by the British-Indian composer Nanita Desai.
First Hand Films When the project board for international sales East Village Entertainment North America is handling sales.
The film is co-produced by Champagne Pictures ZDF and in cooperation Art. Executive producers include Sean, John Patrick King, Jitin Hingorani, Ori Z. Soltes and Esther van Messel and the film was produced by Priya Ramasubban, Cynthia Kane and Champagne.
A fictional version of Chauhan, fellow dancer Amiruddin Shah and Mao’s story was the subject of Suni Taraporevala’s 2020 Netflix original film “Ye Ballet”. Julian Sands Casting characters based on Maori.
A second season for Disney+ The original comedy series “Extraordinary” has been greenlit, Johanna Devereaux, VP scripted content and executive producer of the show for the streamer, revealed ahead of the London premiere on Tuesday. The shooting of the film will begin at the end of this month.
created by Emma Moran and directed by Toby MacDonald (“Ragdoll”), Jennifer Sheridan (“Rules of the Game”) and Nadira Amarani (“On the Edge”), the series follows a young, self-aware woman who lives in a world where everyone A superpower without him.
Moran and series cast Mairead Tiers, Sophia Oxenham, Bilal Hasna, Luke Rollason, Siobhan McSweeney and Patricia Allison attended the premiere. Additional cast members for the series include Ardal O’Hanlon, Robbie Gee and Ned Porteous.
“Extraordinary” was produced by Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris and Charles Dawson. Sid Gentle Films, the production company behind “Killing Eve.” The series was produced by Charlie Palmer.