“A Miracle of Love” by Indian director Jiju Antony, selected in the Asian Project Market in Busan, is told by the filmmaker’s own life experience.
“The script is inspired by an episode from my personal experience that my son is living with autism,” says Anthony. Diversity. “There are thousands of defining moments in our journey with him. A milestone event from that journey became the pinnacle of this project. It was a fulfilling experience in real life, I was glad to write about that defined event in the script.
The film will peek into the life of a family on both sides of a weekend, about the ghosts fighting in their heads and how the relationship expands. At the same time, it will also explore how people with fundamentally different perspectives on life can bring about a positive change.
“I just want to say that where there is love and acceptance there will be hope,” Anthony said. “As long as we are ready to take on challenges and work on them, we will all take a turn. Soon the night will end, the sun will rise and miracles await. We just have to find out. ”
Anthony made his debut with “The Foresight” (2017), which followed the opposite of a criminal’s life. It started its festival journey at the Mumbai Film Festival. He also worked as an executive producer on Sanal Kumar Shashidharan’s 2019 Venice title “Chhola” and the 2020 Busan election “Ahar”.
“A Miracle of Love” produced by Shazi Mathew and Aruna Mathew in Niv Art Movies, featuring “Nani” and “Sexy Durga.” Half of the project’s $ 300,000 budget has been raised from private equity sources.
“All the movies we’ve made so far from Nive Art Movies came from the money I collected in my personal capacity. We are now under a big umbrella, Niv Productions, where we are looking forward to creating a variety of media projects in addition to our main focus on film, ”said Shazi Mathew. Diversity. “We now have a very large team of different contributors working with us in creative, manufacturing and marketing. This has created outside interest in investing in our projects. We are definitely optimistic about finding a partner in the Busan project market to fill the existing gap in our project. ”
Both Matthew and Anthony have development slates. A group of 40-some friends have Anthony’s “The Happiness Project” about the mid-life crisis; “The Mask,” a character study of a senior citizen who is found dead in a mysterious situation; A period film “The Cat” that exploits a child’s memory to help viewers connect points to a plot full of mystery and sex; “Puzzle,” a thriller where stolen identity and a few other crimes trap the protagonist in a psychological maze from which he has no salvation; And “Ettamadam”, an investigative thriller where the criminal police force is under the nose.
Meanwhile, Matthew’s projects include a sound recordist and an aboriginal community through a coal mine and a rain forest, and a Himalayan-set project that follows a family to find their next refuge after they are displaced.