Friday, March 12, 2010

Day 115: The Surprise Portfolio!

Looks like the surprises from yesterday are continuing today as well!

Today I got a completely different kind of email than I had ever received before. It was an actual, very formal, official portfolio of an actor from India who wrote to me expressing his interest to be part of 'Mausams', the film am attempting to make. It had a proper bio-data that explained his background, physical attributes and acting experience and also a selection of photos of him in different styles and angles. Sure, I cracked up when I saw his shirt-less six-pack exposing shots but I am sure it is part of the standard acting portfolio in India where actors need to claim a great physique if they are vying for leading commercial roles.

In any case, I must say that it felt really good receiving that email!

You see, I am one of the smallest of the smallest fries of the world that claim to be in film-making. A self-proclaimed writer, producer and director with absolutely nothing substantial to back up these claims. And am just following a passion when am trying to make this film. So I had never, even in my wildest imagination, expected to receive a proper portfolio from a serious actor! Am not sure how he got my email id and why he thought he could be part of this film, considering he is in India and am making this here in Singapore, but for a few minutes there I felt like a real director.

885 more to go.


  1. what was you reply to him?

  2. Thanked him for his interest and told him the truth - that this is an independant supuer-duper low budget film being made in it wont be feasible for him to be part of it! :)

  3. Congrats.. a small start is a start nevertheless.. :)

  4. Haha... yes, I guess. Thanks! :)